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Thanks for pointing that out. It seems the Metris will come with the slots. In many photos and videos, such as the one of done by Fast Lane Truck at the Colorado press reception, and also on page 52 , for HZ7, of the equipment guide, I see tracks. I bet what happened is they used the Vito, rather than a US version Metris, in a lot of the photos and also for the press reception in Colorado. I do not understand why they are giving the US market such scanty equipment, such a stripped down version. I was hoping I can change the seat configuration, and have the second row face backwards. deduct 10 points for the Metris.
 

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I looked at the video by Fast Lane Truck again and at around 3:55, they show a photo of the slots. It is not a track, and it is a long piece of chrome, with slots in it. There is an empty slot between the second and third row seats. what is the empty slot for?


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just looked at the Vito video on Youtube, and it shows that they do have a track. It is a track consisting of a continuous line of many slots, repeating continuously along the entire track, unlike the USA metris which only has 2 or 3 slogs on its "track". The Euro version seems so much better. I cannot imagine how much more money a few more slots would cost. Seems like MB is really skimping for its usa customers.
 

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Actually, what a guy at MB told me was that the tracks, for various reasons, are not US market compliant. They'd have to design, engineer, and certify a whole new system for here, while the subframe slots are compliant. Nothing is ever simple in the highly regulated auto business.
 

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Actually, what a guy at MB told me was that the tracks, for various reasons, are not US market compliant. They'd have to design, engineer, and certify a whole new system for here, while the subframe slots are compliant. Nothing is ever simple in the highly regulated auto business.
Maybe it has to do with safety of load regulations here and if so we might see that change in the future where it's in line with what the EU has, i heard about something like that happening years ago.
 
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