Mercedes-Benz Citan and Renault Kangoo are the joint winners of theInternational Van of the Year 2022. It is no coincidence: the German and French car manufacturers are the protagonists of a multi-year collaboration, with a jointly carried out project that gave birth to these two vans. Many the distinguishing features popular of both models, in particular the Mercedes-Benz MBUX infotainment system and other safety aids in the Citan and the “Open Sesame” doors in the Renault Kangoo.
“We are delighted that our new Mercedes-Benz Citan has been awarded the International Van of the Year Award 2022 – said Marcus Breitschwerdt, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans – The Citan has been entirely redeveloped by professionals for professionals and seamlessly complements our existing portfolio of Mercedes-Benz vans. Both the van version and the Tourer offer our customers a wide range of possible uses and a high degree of functionality with extremely high driving comfort and proven Mercedes-Benz safety standards. Like a real Mercedes-Benz, it completes our family of vans ”. We remind you that the Citan, whose prices start at 18,689 euros for the Citan Furgone and from 21,768 euros for the Tourer version, will soon be launched on the market also in a 100% electric variant.
“I would like to thank the whole European jury for nominating the New Renault Kangoo Van ‘International Van Of The Year 2022’. This award, to which Renault attaches great importance, is great reason for pride for our teams – commented Mark Sutcliffe, Director of the Commercial Vehicles Division of the Renault Group – It rewards our efforts to design and manufacture, according to the best quality standards, a van whose innovations, unique on the market, have been conceived to facilitate the daily life of our professional customers. This prestigious award is a further recognition of the spirit of innovation and know-how of Renault in the light commercial vehicle segment, a tradition that goes back over 120 years ”. As for the Kangoo, the efficiency, safety and compliance with environmental standards of the light commercial vehicle sector impressed the competent jury.
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