DIMO – the Authorized Distributors for Mercedes-Benz in Sri Lanka, introduced their latest addition in the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle family: The Mercedes-Benz Vito. The event was held on 25th of May at DIMO 800 and was introduced to the media at the press conference in the presence of representatives from DIMO.
Manufactured in Spain, the new Vito comes with a brand new body design and is available as both passenger and dual purpose vans. Similar to other Mercedes-Benz passenger car counterparts, the Vito is a Rear Wheel Drive van that offers the highest power in its class of 163BHP. The new Vito comes with a unique set of state-of-the-art features and equipment that guarantees a combination of the highest safety, comfort and luxury to its occupants. These include Attention Assist which detects the drowsiness of the driver and alerts him/her, Cross Wind Assist which reduces accident risk at high wind conditions, front and rear disc brakes, tyre pressure monitoring and ESP (Electronic Stability Program) for better traction control and road stability. The new Vito enters the market at a special introductory price with first year maintenance and service offered free. While providing best in class fuel consumption, the Vito also offers longer service intervals of 15,000km coupled with extended operating life for its engine and powertrain.
Mr Ranjith Pandithage, Mr Gahanath Pandithage and Mr Shamal Fernando (Business Unit Manager – Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicles) headed the table. Mr Ranjith Pandithage addressed the audience while Mr Shamal Fernando did a presentation to create awareness on the new Vito. Mercedes–Benz Vito Vans were ceremoniously handed over to Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa Sri Lanka and Travel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. The Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle Sales team was also present at the event.