The Mercedes Vito 4x4 Offers Great Traction In Icy Conditions

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Feb 13, 2015
References: media.daimler & gizmag
The Mercedes Vito 4x4 is an SUV that is designed for accessing cold, icy and otherwise slick conditions. It's also a vehicle that is sure to pique the interest of van conversion specialists who get a kick out of creating unique all-terrain campers.

The introduction of this new Mercedes Vito 4x4 means that it is now the only mid-size van available in front, rear as well as permanent all-wheel-drive configurations.

The vehicle is powered by a 190-horsepower 2.2-liter 119 BlueTC four-cylinder engine hooked up to a 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission equipped with a torque converter.Torque is as high as 325 pounds-feet.

The vehicle's impressive traction on ice is thanks to a special system that brakes slipping wheels and redirects drive power to the wheels with traction in a matter of milliseconds.

With driving on ice representing one of the most hazardous driving situations, high-tech SUVs like these will surely be welcomed by drivers in colder climates.