• Mercedes-Benz has announced updates to its Metris mid-size cargo and passenger vans for the 2021 model year. They’re U.S. siblings of the Europe-market Vito pictured above.
  • The majority of the updates are technology based, including a bigger touchscreen and new standard safety features, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
  • Expect to see the updated Metris vans later this year with a starting price around $34,000.

    Mercedes-Benz’s mid-size Metris cargo and passenger vans are getting an update for the 2021 model year, although the updates are rolling out on the Europe-market Vito and eVito vans first. Mercedes says the updated Metris lineup will be available to U.S. buyers later this year.

    The Metris still comes in cargo and passenger variants, each with increased gross vehicle weight ratings: 6834 and 6393 pounds, respectively. There’s a new radiator grille, a nine-speed automatic transmission, and either 16- and 17-inch wheels wrapped in all-season tires. The Metris can also be had with a comfort suspension, electric sliding doors, and active park assist.

    Inside, a new 7.0-inch touchscreen is standard, with smartphone integration, meaning Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will finally be on these work vehicles. There is also an improved rearview camera that can be displayed on a digital interior mirror, plus new vent nozzles and high-gloss black trim on the center console. The seats are covered in black Caluma fabric, and there’s also new plastic floor covering.

    Blind spot, crosswind, attention, and active brake assist are all standard on all 2021 Metris models. Expect to see it in the U.S. later this year starting at around $34,000 for the cargo van and $37,000 for the passenger van.

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