For more than 22 years, this van has been considered as one of the leading models in the class. So far, we have seen three generations of it. The current generation is on the market since 2014 and it looks like the company prepares some updates. We are about to see a couple of interesting visual changes. Other than that, things should remain the same. The V-class, also known as the Metris in North America will keep the same design characteristics, offering both cargo and passenger variants, three different engines and hi-quality dashboard. Expect to see the updated model a little bit earlier.
2020 Mercedes-Benz V-class Changes
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz V-class is getting ready for a mid-cycle update. According to the latest reports, this will be a classic facelift, with visual changes as the only novelty. The testing model has been spotted already, and it wears a camouflage in specific areas. From what we can see, the front end will suffer most, which is kinda expected. The test mule clearly shows which areas will suffer, thanks to the camouflage. Of course, this refers primarily to the front fascia. Also, we could see a slight reshaping of the front bumper, while headlights are likely to remain the same.
2020 Mercedes-Benz V-class Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz V-class will definitely carry on without bigger changes. We are about to see a familiar shape, characterized by a classic van layout. Once again, we will see a familiar 4-door design, with 126 inches in the wheelbase and a couple of different sizes, from 192 to 212 inches in overall length. Of course, both passenger and cargo variants will be offered.
One of the things that separate this van from the crowd is interior design. The first thing you’ll notice in this model is an upscale cabin. You can clearly see hi-quality materials, as well as a dashboard layout, which looks pretty similar to the company’s passenger car models and crossover. The dash is full of fancy details like a tablet-like touchscreen, circular air vents, multifunctional steering wheel and overall premium look, which includes even things like wood trims and others hi-grade materials. Also, you can count on lots of standard equipment. You can count on things like LED cargo lighting, rearview camera, automatic wipers, cruise control, roof rails, blind spot monitoring and much more. There is also a possibility to add a lot of visual upgrades, such as body color bumpers, alloy wheels, simulated leather upholstery etc.
2020 Mercedes-Benz V-class Engines
There are several engines in the offer for this van. The base 2020 Mercedes-Benz V-class 200 d will continue with a familiar 2.2-liter diesel unit that is good for about 136 horsepower and 243 pound-feet of torque. The same engine powers the 250 d models, but comes with a significant power boost and replaces the manual transmission with a 7-speed automatic gearbox. This version is good for about 190 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. In some markets, you can find the same engine in a version with 160 horses and 280 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, there is a 2.0-liter gasoline engine in the offer. This unit is offered primarily for the North American version but can be found on a few more markets as well. This unit delivers around 210 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque.
2020 Mercedes-Benz V-class Release Date and Price
Considering the upcoming facelift, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz V-class will probably come earlier than usual. Still, it should stick to the second half of the next year, most likely third quarter. When it comes to the price, it depends on the market. In most countries, this van goes in a range between 27.000 and 35.000 dollars.