THE arrival of the face-lifted Mercedes-Benz V-Class brings refreshed looks, including a re-styled and striking front end design, and enhanced safety features like active brake assist and high-beam assist plus, to the already successful model.
In the looks department, a new bumper, cooling air intake and the diamond structure of the radiator grille enhance the 2020 model, while the optional AMG Line features a new grille with chrome pins to create a more sporty appearance.
There are three new optional metallic paint colours including Graphite Grey, Selenite Grey and Hyazinth Red, along with two new standard light alloy wheel designs, in 17-inch for the V 220d and 18-inch for the V 250d.
There’s a fresh look interior thanks to new trim elements, with a new high gloss black finish in the 220d, with the 250d getting a double stripe look, with newly designed air vents with a sporty turbine appearance, and the option of new tartufo nappa leather.
Much like the S-Class, optional luxury seats with full reclining function, back massage and climatisation now also pamper vehicle occupants. Passengers can choose from three different massage intensities and three climatisation stages.
The range of safety and assistance systems will become more comprehensive with the new model too, with active brake assist delivering a system that will reduce the severity of a collision with a vehicle in front, or stationary obstacles and pedestrians in traffic.
New high beam assist plus is standard on the 250d and optional on the 220d and makes it possible to drive with the main beam headlamps permanently active, with the headlights switching to dipped beam mode when the situation requires.
In the engine and transmission department, the new V-Class continues with the same engine and transmission line up previously offered. Powered by a 2.1-litre 4-cylinder diesel engine and the 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic.
The V 220d generates 120kW of power and 380Nm of torque, and in the V 250d no less than 140kW/440Nm. Built for families with an active lifestyle, it’s a versatile vehicle which offers something unique to the market.
A proven popular choice for business operators who need to transport people in style as well, the V-Class offers space and comfort, without forgoing luxury and safety, all packaged up in a sophisticated way.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz V-Class is priced at $79,627 plus on-roads for the 220d and $93,799 plus on-roads for the 250d Avantgarde. The new V-Class is available in Mercedes-Benz showrooms now.