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The Caddy, which competes with the Mercedes-Benz T-Class, was teased ahead of its April 26 reveal



Mercedes-Benz, which was previewed in 2020 via a single teaser image and not due to be unveiled in EQT concept form until the following year, has now confirmed April 26 as the unveiling date for the new T-Class van.

In addition to the date, the three-pointed star also provided a foretaste of the upscale version of the Citanwhich showcases a C-Class-inspired front end rather than the familiar EQ language portrayed by the concept.

Advertised for “those who need a lot of space but still want to drive a vehicle with compact external dimensions”, the T-Class will be based on the same foundations as the Citan, which was spun off from the Citan Renault Kangoo according to Benz’s partnership with the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance.

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The fourth model to emerge after the joint venture kangarooCitan and Nissan Townstarthe T-class, which is aimed at Volkswagen Caddy and his siblings who Ford Tourneo Connectshould be characterized by a more elegant interior and more comfort than by the load-heaviness.

Effectively the junior version of the V class derived from the VitoAccording to Mercedes-Benz, the T-Class combines “a sporty and emotional design with a spacious and variable interior, practical sliding doors and typical Mercedes comfort, connectivity, high quality and safety”.

However, the choice of engines shared with the Citan, Kangoo and Townstar, which will likely consist of the higher-end 1.5-litre turbo diesel and 1.3-litre turbo petrol engines, is unlikely to change.

The EQT concept becomes a series reality after the unveiling of the T-Class.

In the latter, used in various Nissan and Renault products, as well as in the A-Class, CLA, GLA and GLB, the power is 96 kW / 240 Nm, with the Renault-made oil burner giving out 85 kW / 270 Nm .

A choice of two transmissions is expected, a six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch.

As shown in concept form, the T-Class will see the introduction of a production EQT poised to offer the same or a notch more range than the 285km envisaged for the all-electric eCitan expected this year.

While full details are expected at the official launch, and more than likely before in the form of leaks, like the Citan, the T-Class will not come to South Africa just yet.

The Caddy, which competes with the Mercedes-Benz T-Class, was teased ahead of its April 26 reveal

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