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The New Mercedes-Benz V-Class Gets A Facelift



The V-Class is the Mercedes among MPVs. Since its introduction, the Mercedes-Benz V-Class has gone on to revolutionize the multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) segment. It has a high-class appeal, comfort, efficient driving pleasure and safety. It also caters to a growing customer group who are in need of a generous amount of space but never wanted to drive an MPV because style, a sense of well-being and ride comfort have been lacking. Weststar Associates Limited, Authorized General Distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria is offering the all-new facelift V-Class specially for the comfort of all travels.


The Mercedes-Benz V-Class easily makes for a saloon for up to 8 people. The exterior is striking with an emotional and dynamic appearance. The interior comes in a modern style and a high-class appeal, putting great emphasis on comfort. Other highlights in the V-Class include Mercedes-Benz intelligent drive, highly efficient engines and more personalized driving systems. The V-Class is the first vehicle in the segment which provides all light functions in LED technology as an optional feature.

The all-LED headlamps with Intelligent Light System make for a visual highlight as it also enhances safety. The LED headlamps come with 34 LEDs in each headlamp that give the vehicle an unmistakable appearance. It offers a much-improved vision in the dark. There are four new light-alloy wheel designs that present an even more striking appearance; they include 5-twin-spoke 17-inch, 18-inch, and 19-inch light-alloy wheels.


The interior redefines the meaning of spaciousness in an MPV. The V-Class comes with new air vents in a sporty look as well as new dials in the instrument cluster. The new upholstery and equipment color Tartufo Nappa leather make a modern and elegant statement. A total of six different upholsteries in light and dark colors to choose from. The trim elements in the piano lacquer, ebony wood, carbon fiber, and brushed aluminum looks remain. The seating in the rear allows numerous configurations to meet any requirements. The V-Class is equipped with four individual luxury seats with armrests in two seat rows.

Other Highlights

Other highlights include the free-standing central display, the multifunction steering wheel with 12 function keys and DIRECT SELECT selector lever (plus steering-wheel shift paddles with automatic transmission) as well as the innovative touchpad, which allows all telematics functions with gestures or by entering letters and characters like on a smartphone. The touchpad is available in conjunction with Audio 20 CD or COMAND Online. The latest generation of COMAND Online combines all audio, telephone and navigation functions. With agile performance and high efficiency, the V-Class engine with 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission impresses with its superior handling characteristics and low fuel consumption.

For the Nigerian market, the V-Class comes in a vertical in-line 4-cylinder petrol engine with 211hp. A total of eleven innovative driver assistance systems ensure a high level of driving comfort and an exemplary level of safety. They are based on modern radar, camera and ultrasound sensors, which were introduced in the E-Class and S-Class under the name “Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive”. The standard equipment includes Crosswind Assist, which stabilizes the V-Class in strong gusts of crosswind, and ATTENTION ASSIST, which can warn of inattention and fatigue. Also available is Active Park Assist, which makes parking the new MPV as easy and convenient as parking a compact car.

Speaking on the arrival of the new V-Class, Mr. Mirko Plath, CEO, Weststar Associates Limited commented; “The Mercedes-Benz V-Class has definitely become a star in the MPV segment with luxury and comfort playing a key part. The emphasis on comfort and style doesn’t just give you a luxury Mercedes as an MPV, but also a functional vehicle that looks to accommodate more. is an authoritative car blog in Nigeria. Its objective is to get Nigerians and a wider audience to be more informed about automobiles, the automotive sector and transport infrastructure. Over the years, we have been instrumental in creating immeasurable public awareness about automobiles and their maintenance, safety and traffic laws, amongst others. ...Your mobility, our priority. EH