MercedesBenz Vito and Viano are Australia’s First 5Star Commercial…

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Mercedes-Benz Vito and Viano are First 5-Star Commercial

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – August 18, The Australasian New Car Assessment Program today announced the first 5-star rating for a light van. The vehicle: the Mercedes-Benz

ANCAP awarded the top 5-star following crash testing and of the Mercedes Benz Viano and testing which was also by sister program EuroNCAP.

The van, also the basis for the Viano, successfully passed all of the testing protocols set down by concluding with a side-impact test conducted at Autoliv in on 29 July this year.

and sister programme EuroNCAP, frontal-offset, side-offset and pole tests to deliver the 5-star for the Viano and the Vito. The diesel drive models previously by EuroNCAP rated four due to the absence of head-protecting side at the time. These became on the Australian Vito van from this year; the Viano has had airbags standard since

ANCAP recently conducted a crash test of the Mercedes-Benz at its Melbourne-based test contractor’s Autoliv. This delivered the rating for the Mercedes-Benz van.

automotive safety milestone, today at Melbourne’s Alfred demonstrates that the pioneering played by Mercedes-Benz in vehicle is not exclusive to passenger cars.

A array of safety innovations, as ABS Brakes, ESP®, and impact zones have saved of lives in passenger cars and for decades. The examples cited all been pioneered by the German maker.

Mr Lauchlan McIntosh – of ANCAP

“We have seen the last twelve months actively working to build into vans, and it is pleasing to see improvements showing through a number of 4-star ratings to today’s announcement of the Mercedes-Benz result.

“This 5-star result that commercial vehicles can and be just as safe as passenger

“We have seen the family utes and now light commercial become safer in the interests of all

Mr Ken Matthews – Managing Director, Commercial Vehicles in Australia

drivers have not always the same safety technologies as car and we have acted to redress the

“As a company we are proud that 5-star result makes a workplace available to the many of van drivers who spend long days in their vehicles all Australia.

“After all, mid-sized vans are their We produce 4- and 5-star vans offer real life-saving and safety, and it is not rocket science.

“We contemplate compromising on workplace for our office-based employees or our staff on the so why would we accept a lower of safety for courier and delivery

“The fact that Vito and Viano owners the highest ANCAP points-score of any vehicle is perhaps not well-known, and the points-margin is even larger.

“We this will make a difference to their work safety every single

Mr David McCarthy – Senior Corporate Communications at Mercedes-Benz

“We are excited that Vito already drive a 4-star that had the highest score from a possible maximum of 37) of any van on the market.

“This latest sees the Vito and Viano a five-star rating with out of a possible 37, again a new benchmark for vehicles in the Australian market.

“As manufacturers, we all produce 4- and 5-star and some of us produce 4-star It is troubling that some are not transferring this life and injury-reducing technology from 4- or 5-star cars to their vehicles.”

Mercedes-Benz Viano

“Today’s announcement establishes is currently the sole producer of vans in Australia and the challenge for manufacturers is to match this in this segment.”

Achieving a result with ANCAP

uses four internationally crash tests: offset-frontal, pedestrian, and pole impact

Crash tests are undertaken by specialist crash test In all tests crash test are used to facilitate the scientific of the various forces in the crash The data gathered is then using internationally recognised and scores are determined for various of the crash test. Additionally, awards bonus points for safety features such as belt reminders.

About the Vito and Viano

Two van models are officially sold by in Australia. The Sprinter and the Vito. The Vito is the compact van in the Mercedes-Benz van The Viano is the top-of-the-range luxury of the Vito.

There are four in the Vito range, available in a of wheel-bases, roof heights and capacities. They are available four-cylinder and V6 engines, both There is one version of the luxurious available, powered by a turbo-diesel engine.

The Vito van is priced $39,490 (Mercedes-Benz Vito 109

More than 1500 Vito and Viano vans sold in Australia last


The Australasian New Car Program (ANCAP) gives consistent information on the level of protection provided by vehicles in front and side crashes.

The is supported by Australian and New Zealand clubs, the state government and transport authorities of New South Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, the New Government, the Victorian Transport Commission (TAC), NRMA and the FIA Foundation.

For a full list of ANCAP’s safety ratings, including commercial vehicles, and other safety information, go to

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