The ideal modern city taxi takes into regard the environment with great fuel efficiency, has the most high-tech safety features around and is accessible to all.
Visitors to the region’s biggest gathering in the public transport industry, the UITP MENA Transport Congress & Exhibition taking place from 23rd April – 25th April 2018 at the Dubai World Trade Center, will have a chance to see for the first time the brand new Mercedes-Benz VitoCity Taxi.
Built for today’s city operations, the Vito Tourer City Taxi incorporates specific tailor-made modifications possible, from efficiency and safety all the way to functionality and accessibility which includes a bulkhead taxi partition, floor integrated wheelchair assistance ramp, wheelchair load assistance device with cable winch, Vis-à-vis custom built seating arrangement with folding seats, and many more.
Commenting on the Vito Tourer City Taxi, Thomas Greipel, General Manager, Mercedes-Benz Vans MENA, said: “As cities around the world continue to grow, experiencing increased pressures on transport infrastructure, there is a great need to focus on public transport in order to facilitate people’s movement in cities in an efficient way combating endemic congestion.
“This event is the perfect platform to show visitors that we can transform our conventional Vito Tourer into a five seater city taxi with folding seats and a bulkhead separating the passengers from the driver. Equipped with numerous assistance systems to help make its way safely through the busy streets of modern cities, the prototype highlights our product availability to the ever-growing industry.”
The technology featured as standard in the Mercedes-Benz Vito makes driving a pleasure, intuitively ensuring driver and passenger comfort from the moment you enter the van. The Vito makes everything easier, every step of the way, taking care of driving functions as you travel.
When it comes to safety, the Vito Tourer offers the latest innovative safety systems such as Attention Assist, Tyre Pressure Monitoring, Crosswind Assist, and Blind Spot Assist. The Vito is packed with features to support drivers at critical moments. If there is a lapse of concentration, or an impending collision, the advanced safety systems will proactively warn the driver and passengers.
Specially engineered for the region, versatility defines the Vito. With a choice of many customisation options, this vehicle allows the regional customer to tailor their van to the way they live and work, and helping reduce the environmental impact along the way. A finely tuned machine, to keep finely tuned businesses remaining competitive.
As a complete product, together with Vito City Taxi prototype, the Mercedes-Benz Vans MENA Customer Service and Parts (VCSP) team will be showcasing their ServiceCare offering, from an all-round service to an extended warranty, a plan that makes looking after your Mercedes-Benz very simple and more cost-effective.