|Parent company||Daimler AG|
|Also called||Vaneo, Viano|
|Class||Light commercial vehicle|
|Layout||Front engine, rear-wheel drive|
The Vaneo was based on the first generation A-Class, while the Viano is based on the Vito, with which it shares a body. The Vito and Viano differ primarily in interior fittings and both are assembled at the Vitoria factory in Northern Spain.
The V-Class is sold in Europe, Côte d'Ivoire, Australia, Chile, India and Martinique.
The V-Class were prone to a number of faults. The air suspension, whilst providing a constant ride height, commonly failed such that many owners either abandoned the air suspension in favour of springs, or they fitted an after market compressor and valve system. The body work, being of commercial vehicle origins, was very prone to rusting, such that it is uncommon to see an example older than six years that does not have rust along the bottom of the doors. Also, the diesel engine design was such that the glow plugs were hard, if not impossible to replace and the injectors leaked.
Vaneo with doors open.
Vito panel van.