The Mercedes-Benz Citan will be available in 2022 and has been priced under €20,000 In Germany. The first orders for the van are being taken in Germany, so this gives us a first look at what the vehicle will cost. For reference, €20,000 is equivalent to $23,618.30 USD. This is a decent price for a transport van of this type, especially from a brand like Mercedes-Benz. What do we know about this van, and why is the Mercedes-Benz Citan priced under €20,000 in Germany?
The Mercedes-Benz Citan costs under $23,618.30 USD
In Germany, prices for the Citan start at €19,348 for the Panel Van, and from €26,418 for the Tourer. These starting prices can of course rise tremendously the more extras you add to the vehicle. The van will also offer long-wheelbase variants according to Carscoops. The pricing for that variant of the Citan is unknown.
What is the Mercedes-Benz Citan?
The Citan is available in both commercial and Tourer passenger variants, like all Mercedes-Benz vans. It shares its underpinnings with the Renault Kangoo, an identical van manufactured by Renault. The Citan is simply a rebadged variant of the Renault Kangoo and has been since 2012. A fully electric version of the Mercedes-Benz Citan is scheduled for release in 2022 some time, but for now, only diesel and petrol options are available in Europe. These types of vans are quite popular in Europe, so the Citan has a lot of competition. The two engine options available for the van are the 1.5-liter four-cylinder diesel and the 1.3-liter petrol.
Each of the two versions of the Citan, the Panel Van, and Tourer, come in two trim levels – Base and Pro. The variant that will come in under €20,000 is the Panel Van Base. The same vehicle in the passenger version with an identical engine will cost a bit more, coming in at €26,481. While the price differences are quite significant, that’s how pricing works for these types of vans. Automakers like Mercedes-Benz are able to price empty vans for much cheaper than those with full passenger seating for obvious reasons.
More options for the Citan
The Pro versions of both the Panel Van and Tourer add a lot of nice technology and comfortability extras. The Pro trim comes with LED illumination for the interior as a standard, a Mercedes-Benz audio system, air-conditioning, front electric windows, and more. Base models on these vans tend to be very, well, base. Common features like automatic windows and air-conditioning may be left out if buyers opt for the base version.
Optional equipment includes a 7-inch touchscreen MBUX infotainment display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and touch-control buttons on the steering wheel. For all that it’ll cost you an additional €857 ($1,013) or for a bit more, navigation is included. If you’d like the second sliding door on the Citan Panel Van, it’ll cost another additional €400 ($474). Another folding partition between the cab and cargo area can also be added for a measly €143 ($169). Safety features and some design features can also be added for more money. All of these can be added and you’ll obviously be paying well over €20,000, but these vans still give a lot to the buyer for the price as long as you’re in need of the type of functionality the Mercedes-Benz Citan provides.
With an extremely low starting price and plenty of available options, the Citan is an excellent option for anyone in the market for a van. If space is your primary concern, the base version of the Panel Van is cheaper than most new vehicles. Though once a Mercedes-Benz Citan is completely kitted out with luxurious amenities, you might just want one as your daily driver. Only the Mercedes-Benz Citan Panel Van Base is priced under €20,000 in Germany.