Does anyone know yet for sure what is new in a 2021? I've heard rumors.
Also, Do you know when they might be taking orders and when they will land. I'm probably going to build out a camper and might just wait?
I was at my Raleigh, NC MB dealer on Tuesday June 9th for a service appointment for my 2016 passenger. I inquired about ordering a 2021 and the Metris sales specialist told me that the factory was shut down because of the COVID crisis and they were not taking any orders at this time.
It is possible that the factory that builds W447/W448 vehicles (Vito,Valente,Metris,V-class) is still shut down or has such a backlog of orders that they won’t commit to any more at this time. It is in Northern Spain which is one of the worst hit areas, Vittorio to be precise. I would still try another dealer, or convince that one to prepare an order for when the orders open again.
As for updates, I would tend to guess they would parallel the rest of the Vito line up, possibly including upgrading to the more recent MB turbo gas four. I would not be particularly surprised, however, if they downgraded the horsepower from 250 trim to 220 trim.
Edit: not that I'm complaining, I've got mine & love her even though I have zero gigs this year, still a wonderful daily-driver. I'm hopeful that the vote from USPS vastly expands availability of parts and mechanics experienced in working on our vans!
Yep, thats only 19 per day if they are running one shift 365 days a year. Though 7k a year is a big boost to the number out there as that increases annual US-destined units by almost 40%. Best part of this is many more on the road = better parts availability most likely.