SEMA: Mercedes Introduces All-New Midsize Metris Van

Mission Metris_Fire II

Mercedes-Benz chose the glitz and glamor of Las Vegas' 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show to introduce its newest player in the midsize commercial van segment. Called the M-B Metris, the new van will slot beneath the larger M-B Sprinter and will be offered in both commercial and passenger-van versions.

The midsize van platform has been around for several decades and enjoys strong popularity around the world, especially in London where it often serves as a taxi cab for larger parties.

Mercedes-Benz delivered four different Metris vehicles to various SEMA vendors, and they each created a unique concept. The manufacturers will be talking to people at the show to find out how small and large businesses might benefit from a vehicle of this size and capability (think a slightly larger Dodge Caravan). 

This RADO-built model (pictured) was designed to be used as a fire chief's (or any other government agency) command center. For more information about all four Metris concepts, click here. images by Evan Sears


MB Metris Fire 5 II

MB Metris Fire 3 II

MB Metris Fire 4 II

MB Metris Fire 2 II


With I'd guess a premium cost to buy & then cost to maintain, is there gonna be a big market for such a high end vehicle?

Putc covers vans but doesn't cover SUV's like the tahoe, expedition, or durango? Whaaaaa?

They are called a Vito in Europe. Had one take me from Venice to the Dolomites in Italy. A very quiet and quick ride

PUTC covers vans because their work vehicles but yet when they cover pickups its always the 50K Crew Cab short beds not the regular or extended cabs that people use for work. Go figure.

This is taking the Chevrolet Astro to the next level.

Still covering vans but no full size suvs. What is the reason?

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