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Blinged up but still built for a builder, the new Mercedes Vito Sport could be all vans to all men

Working Dads family vehicle, or private ambulance?

Chrome sidebars, chrome grille, fog lamps surrounded in chrome and five-spoke alloy wheels that, if you squint, could possibly be chrome. These are all items you’ll find on the new Mercedes Vito Sport, a van for the working Dad that wants a little more style than the average white box on wheels provides.

Inside is air-conditioning as standard, special ‘comfort’ seats, some floor mats with Sport branding and an infotainment system with colour screen. The Audi 15 system is also prepped for the optional plug-in MapPilot navigation system, allowing you to upgrade to the full navigation experience quickly and easily.

An entire lifestyle in one van.

Available as a crew van as well as a standard panel van, this adds an extra row of seats making a suitable vehicle for work and leisure. Compact and Long body lengths are available, while engine choices are between the 116 BlueTEC and 119 BlueTEC options.

Prices start at £24,495 excluding VAT for the 116 compact panel van, rising to £29,990 for the 119 long crew van.

While we adored the Sport X version of the old Vito, the new X probably won’t appear until spring 2016. Until then, the Sport looks the part while offering a practical combination of van and family car.

Boring, straight edged and grey. The new building behind the Vito doesn't look inspiring.

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