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The Mercedes Citan is the German firm’s first canada goose outlet vip small van, but it’s remarkably similar to a product canada goose outlet reviews from a more humble brand. That’s because if you remove the three pointed star and big grille, the Citan’s design, technology canada goose outlet legit and engines are all taken from the canada goose outlet woodbury rather more humble Renault Kangoo.The two vans are built alongside each other at Renault’s factory in Northern France, too, but Mercedes has tweaked some of the suspension settings to its own specification.So why pay the extra for the Citan? Simple badge appeal sells. Mercedes’ larger commercial vehicles, canada goose outlet in usa the Sprinter and canada goose outlet store Vito, canada goose jacket outlet sale have become very popular among companies that want to convey a more upmarket image canada goose outlet montreal than those who tool around in canada goose outlet hong kong Transits. And the Citan is designed to do the same thing.The Citan has quite a bit of competition, but none of it canada goose outlet uk shares canada goose outlet uk fake the premium appeal of the Mercedes badge. As well asits in house Kangoo canada goose outlet las vegas rival, there’s canada goose outlet germany thePeugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo. Slightly further upmarket sits the Volkswagen Caddy, while the Fiat Doblo and Ford Transit Connect also appeal. Finally, sitting on a similar wheelbase but with a totally different shape, the Nissan NV200. Phew.The Citan is available in three lengths; compact, long and extra long. A combi version, officially known canada goose outlet toronto address as the Citan Crew Van provides up to five seats and a flexible load space, using a canada goose outlet winnipeg 60:40 split folding rear seat. There’s also a fully glazed five seat MPV type version called the Citan Tourer. In contrast, Renault no longer sells a passenger version of the Kangoo.The Compact model is comparable in size to the Citroen Nemo, Fiat Fiorino and Peugeot Bipper. There’s no Renault Kangoo Compact, the model was withdrawn from the UK in late 2011. Mercedes says it has re engineered several canada goose outlet edmonton aspects of the canada goose outlet store new york Kangoo for its own needs, including the wiring, and it feels more refined canada goose sale uk than the Kangoo. There’s also a 114bhp 1.2 litre petrol engine.Service intervals are ahead of most rivals, coming up every 24,000 miles, while insurance groups may be helped by the standard ESC with a range of 5e to 9e.The range of Citan models give the van wide appeal. The smallest Compact is comparable in size to the Citroen Nemo, Fiat Fiorino and Peugeot Bipper. The Citan offers 2.4 cubic metres to the 2.5 cubic metresof the Nemo, Fiorino and Bipper, and like these models, the Citan offers a folding passenger seat to extend canada goose outlet houston the load floor length on the passenger side.Even so, the Citan has a shorter load area, measuring 1,369mm long compared to the Nemo/Fiorino/Bipper’s 1,523mm. The Citan claws this back where width is concerned, because wheelarch intrusion is minimal in all Citan models, giving 1,219mm between the arches, meaning a Europallet could just be accommodated width ways.Even though the Citroen Nemo, Fiat Fiorino and Peugeot Bipper offer a little canada goose outlet online uk more load area width, at 1,473mm compared with the Citan’s 1,460mm, the wheel arches take canada goose outlet online store review up more space in the Compact than in the larger models canada goose uk and the width between them has a greater effect on load area width than in the longer vans.The larger Citan 1,753mm long load compartment is shorter than in the VW Caddy, Fiat Doblo Cargo, Vauxhall Combo, Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner, while the extra long’s 2,137mm load length is longer than in the Nissan NV200, Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, Fiat Doblo Cargo L2 and Vauxhall Combo L2. The Citan Compact offers 490kg of gross payload, down on the 610/660kg of the Nemo. Fiorino and Bipper, while the Citan canada goose outlet price long and extra long, with a 735kg to 810kg gross payload range, can’t match the 1,000kg of the Fiat Doblo Cargo and Vauxhall Combo.The Ford Transit Connect, Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner also offer higher payloads. Asymmetric rear doors are standard on the Citan, with the option canada goose outlet london of a top hinged tailgate. Four, six or eight load lashing rings in the floor are standard, depending on the model, and there’s an option for more lashing rings or rails fitted to the sidewalls, with moveable rings. Load options include a roof flap at the canada goose outlet in toronto rear and a variety of roof racks, plus towing equipment.The Citan is based on the long running Kangoo, canada goose coats uk which seems to have a reasonable reliability reputation and the 1.5 litre diesel engine appears to give good service.The whole Citan range is fitted with electronic stability control (ESC) as standard, giving the van an electronic safety net. ESC will brake individual wheels to help keep the driver in control in slippery conditions and the system in the Citan will compensate for a load, intervening earlier with a heavy load aboard than when lightly laden.Like most rivals, a driver’s airbag is canada goose outlet new york city standard, while a passenger airbag and side airbags are on the options list.Despite its relatively small size, the diesel engines perform well, with the 90bhp 109 CDI enginebetter suited to short distance work whle offering agood performance and economy compromise. Both the 112 petrol and 111 CDI diesel are equipped with a six speed manual gearbox as standard, while the 109 canada goose jacket outlet uk CDI comes with a five speed manual gearbox. If youy want an auto, your only option is to go for the 112 petrol, which gets a Renault sourced six speed self shifter.The 112 is equipped with Mercedes BlueEFFICIENCY package as standard, which includes engine stop start and alternator management to canada goose outlet website legit charge the battery when the engine is not under load. BlueEFFICIENCY is an option with all diesel engines.

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