The first new V-Class has rolled off the production line today at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Vitoria, Spain. The new V-Classs MPV is the result of investment of around €190 million by Mercedes-Benz in the modernisation and reorganization of the plant’s body shop, paint shop, and assembly units.
The approximately 600,000-square-meter Mercedes-Benz plant is the only automotive factory in the Basque region. With its approximately 3,100 employees, it is also one of the largest industrial enterprises in the area. This facility in northwestern Spain, which was built in the early 1950s, has been producing the Viano and the Vito van since 2003. From Vitoria, the vehicles are being exported globally and are sold in Europe, Asia, Russia and Africa. Around 75,000 vehicles roll off the production line each year.
The new V-Class features the standard-fitted Crosswind Assist and the optional active parking assist. Best-in-class fuel efficiency is ensured by cutting-edge turbodiesel engines boasting incredibly low fuel consumption values of 5.7 to 6.0 l/100 kms. It goes on sales in passenger car and commercial vehicle dealerships in Europe from May this year