The Metris has always been a van for those who want a little bit more stylish ride. Originally introduced in 1996, this model has been spread through three generations so far. The previous two models were characterized by a pretty long production cycle, so we expect the same from the current model as well. It has been around since 2014 and a mid-cycle refresh is about to come after full six years, with the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris. Those are the latest reports about the popular van, though the company is still silent on this matter. Still, many reports claim this will happen and that the new model will come with a fine portion of interesting changes, both in terms of styling and features. Expect to see it sometime in the next year.
2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris Redesign
While the base design characteristics are definitely about to remain the same, the portion of 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris changes will still be pretty decent. The new model will come with changes in several aspects. First of all, we could see a couple of styling tweaks, especially to the front end. The current model still looks pretty good, but the company wants to make this van look even fresher. So, count on tweaks to areas like front fascia, headlights, bumper, grille etc. A couple of new color options are also possible. On the other side, count on familiar configurations – standard and long-wheelbase, passenger and cargo versions, etc.
On the inside, a couple of changes is possible as well. Still, keep in mind that the current model already features pretty impressive quality. Most surfaces feature fine materials, with untypically good quality for a van. The only thing that looks a little bit low-grade is the steering wheel, so we expect the new one will come with the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris. Also, some reports are suggesting that the company will offer a power-adjustable steering wheel.
Other than that, the overall interior design will remain the same. You can choose a passenger version, with capacity for 8 people, or a cargo version with generous volume. We presume that the new model will continue with familiar trim level organization, which includes four basic versions – Cargo and Passenger, as well as their cheaper variants called Worker Cargo and Worker Passenger. Each version will probably come with a couple of novelties. Still, we presume that the company will continue with familiar philosophy, which is more about optional packages and standalone options than over-equipped standard models. In such a way, buyers have a lot of options for customization.
Also, we could see a couple of additions in terms of safety and driver-assist features. The current model doesn’t have too many of these, but essentials are included. All models come standard with hill-start assist, blind spot assist and collision prevention assist.
2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris Engines
Under the hood, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris should continue with a familiar, pretty refined 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. With such power, the Metris rides pretty well, with great driving dynamics. Also, this van is highly maneuverable, which makes it one of the best small vans in terms of driving experience. The engine comes in pair with a 7-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Mercedes-Benz Metris Release Date and Price
A fine portion of changes is coming, so we could see the new model a little bit earlier than usual, sometime in the third half of the next year. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect bigger deviations from the current model, which starts at around 26.500 dollars.