April 4, 2012
The Mercedes-Benz Valente in Australia 1
The eight seater Mercedes-Benz Valente has just gone on sale in Australia. It will be offered as go-between in the middle of the Mercedes-Benz Vito and the Mercedes-Benz Viano. It will be priced at $55,490. The Vito will cost $49,990 with the Viano costing $70,946.
The Mercedes-Benz Valente will be based on the same foundations as the Viano and Vito. There will be a 2.2 litre diesel engine under the bonnet that produces 216 CO2 per kilometre. There will be a five speed automatic transmission which also powers the rear wheel drive.
All eight seats will be able to recline. The boot measures a huge 730 litres which is enough space to store essentials, shopping and much more.
A great amount of equipment as standard
Dual zone climate control is also offered as standard with the front and back able to have two temperatures. Front and rear parking sensors will come as standard as you may have imagined, with a vehicle of this size being particularly difficult to park. The steering wheel and gear knob will come with be wrapped in leather. The high quality CD player also has iPod connectivity ability, front and side airbags along with rear view privacy glass.
Command Aps Satellite Navigation package
Command Aps Satellite Navigation package will cost $4,490 and will come with 6.5-inch colour screen, Reversing camera, Bluetooth connectivity, 4GB memory, SD card slot, HDD-based navigation and Linguatronic voice control.
Dual electric sliding doors
The Dual electric sliding doors will cost $2490 and will come with Remote operation, Obstruction sensor and an Activation switch located on the dashboard and on the B-Pillar.
Bi-xenon headlights will cost $1590 and have LED daytime running lights along with a cornering function.
Vehicle alarm system
A Vehicle alarm system will cost $590 and will contain both an audible and visual alarm. They will be set off if anyone decides to tamper with the car.
Will the Valente prove to be a success in Australia? We believe that it will be difficult and market patterns will have to change. Large passenger vans are not the most desirable vehicle available on the car market at present, with Mercedes-Benz representing one of the slowest groups in terms of sales. Mercedes-Benz hope that the Valente will be the car that changes the fortunes of the company.