Mercedes-Benz has transformed the Vito into a Toolbox on wheels. The colossus bearing the lengthy name Mercedes-Benz Metris Master Solutions Toolbox Concept has been revealed at the Chicago Auto Show.
The Mercedes V-Class can be a verifiable luxury liner for the large family, a practical recreational vehicle or a genuine craftsman’s car. As the latter could look for the US market.
Metris, like the Vito is called in the United States and Canada, is packed with accessories from Mercedes’ Master Solution department – concerned with the design of commercial vehicles. The showtruck was built together with the US-Mercedes tuner RennTech.
The ‘toolbox’ part of the name, we can literally take in the case of this remarkable show car. Thus, the van was loaded in the loading area in the direction of travel on the left with a large wing door, which extends far into the roof and pivots upwards. This then releases a generous access to the loading area. Here you will find various storage areas at working height. The sliding door remains on the right-hand side of the vehicle. The interior is equipped with cabinet modules on this side.
The floor space is protected by a special floor covering, which can also be easily removed for cleaning work. The demarcation to the cab has been carried out transparently, so the driver always has everything in view.
Worth mentioning are the protector elements on the sills, the roof, the rear doors, the rear bumpers as well as the wheels. A special handicraft design was also given to the rims. A nice touch is the simulated carrying handle on the roof of the vans, which gives the impression of a toolbox.
The Metris Toolbox truck is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo with 211 hp, which drives the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic transmission.