Monday, February 7, 2011

Sacre blue! Mercedes-Benz to revive Vaneo . . . on Renault Kangoo underpinnings

    Mercedes-Benz recently unveiled a new advertising slogan across Europe: the best or nothing. Perhaps that should read: cheap and rudimentry. Because the latest word out of Stuttgart is that Mercedes-Benz has decided to revive its notoriously slow selling Vaneo commerical van. And the surprise news is that it's not basing the second-generation model on the new third generation A-class's MFA platform but the rudimentry underpinnings of the second-generation Renault Kangoo.

    First-generation Vaneo was a "real"
    Mercedes-Benz. The second-generation model is
    set to be a Renault Kangoo in "drag:
    Furthermore, it's planning to let Renault build the new five seater, which will also come in civilian guise to provide the best-or-nothing touting Germans with a rival to the popular (in Europe at least) Volkswagen Caddy.

    Oh, and that's not the end of the story! The new Vaneo will also come with Renault engines and gearboxes.Source URL:
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