Mercedes-Benz Viano Successor Design Sketches Leaked
The shot of the exterior sketch shows a very muscular design that should be about 90% close to what we'll see on the road. Take away the gigantic-looking rims engulfed in tires with tiny side walls, polish the body a bit around its edges and you have the Viano successor.
The prominent grille, along with the two A-Class/S-Class-like headlights swooping upwards at rakish angle, are in tune with the recent Mercedes-Benz design language, while the rear will probably remain more conservative in order to offer the best interior space possible.
Speaking of the interior, there is also a dashboard sketch, which we guess it's safe to say that it looks like it should belong to a much more upscale vehicle. According to the same report, the next generation of the Viano will try to close the gap to the R-Class, so that yacht-like dash should actually be happening on the high-end versions.
At least when it comes to Europe, there will be no more V6 version, with four-cylinder turbocharged and direct injected mills to be used across the range, wether gasoline or diesel-powered. No word if the 7 G-Tronic will give way to the new 9 G-Tronic, but what we do know for sure is that the car will be launched at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show.
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