Mercedes-Benz is currently working on the 2014 Viano MPV and may unveil the concept vehicle at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. However, the big news is that it might replace the effective but not very popular R-Class. The German manufacturer Australian van division manager Diane Tarr in an interview with the media said that the upcoming Viano will sport several new passenger car oriented systems and technologies.
At the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, the company had showcased the Viano Vision Diamond Concept that featured a 40-inch screen, WLAN, Bang & Olufsen sound. The upcoming Viano is expected to get many changes and upgrades but will retain some of its old characteristics as well. It will be very interesting to see on how the company will transition the dynamic gap between its commercial vans and passenger cars.
While the R-Class still exists on the German automaker’s global website, it has been removed from their Indian website leading us to believe that it has been discontinued for the Indian market. The new Viano is expected to replace this vehicle and will be offered as a premium mass mover.
Source: motoring australia