• Caravan Salon Düsseldorf 2017: News about the Marco Polo HORIZON.

    Caravan Salon Düsseldorf 2017: News about the Marco Polo HORIZON.

Premiere of the Marco Polo HORIZON.

At Caravan Salon Düsseldorf (26 August to 3 September 2017), Mercedes-Benz Vans presents the first edition models of the Marco Polo HORIZON, its compact recreational vehicle launched at the beginning of 2017. The Marco Polo HORIZON EDITION impresses with a host of extras as standard. The Limited Edition “Designo hyacinth red metallic” is a real eye-catcher with the classy looking red metallic paint finish already familiar from certain Mercedes-Benz passenger car models. New optional equipment features for further customisation also celebrate their premiere at the world's largest trade fair for camper vans and caravans. Furthermore, Mercedes-Benz Vans displays a Grand Canyon S from HYMER and an Independent from CS-Reisemobile, both based on a Sprinter 4x4, and a Citan conversion solution from VanEssa. The brand bearing the three-pointed star thus demonstrates, that it offers the ideal platform vehicles for body and conversion solutions in the camper van market.

Identical genes, different characters.

Independence and everyday practicality in a compact camper van and recreational vehicle: it is a promise the Marco Polo and the Marco Polo ACTIVITY have been living up to since 2015. In January 2017, the product family welcomed a new addition: the Marco Polo HORIZON. The Marco Polo ACTIVITY, based on the Vito, is above all a functional and versatile companion. The Marco Polo compact camper van is the ideal companion for individualists and savourers. The Marco Polo HORIZON with its flexible seating configurations with up to seven seats and sleeping options for up to five people combines the high-quality design of the Marco Polo with the maximum functionality of the Marco Polo ACTIVITY.

Limited Edition “Designo hyacinth red metallic”.

From September 2017, Mercedes-Benz Vans will be offering their most style-conscious customers in Europe a special limited edition of the Marco Polo HORIZON, the so called Limited Edition “Designo hyacinth red metallic”. The edition model features the elegant paint colour already familiar from certain Mercedes-Benz passenger car models – including the C-Class and E-Class. However, with the Marco Polo HORIZON it comes as standard in combination with the Night Package. The Night Package further enhances the exterior with black design highlights. Additional extras – including, for example, the AMG Line – are available for the Limited Edition “Designo hyacinth red metallic” on request. The Limited Edition “Designo hyacinth red metallic” in conjunction with the Night Package will also be available for the Marco Polo and the V-Class from September 2017.

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Sporty, comfortable and functional.

With the Marco Polo HORIZON EDITION, Mercedes-Benz Vans is launching another edition model of its compact recreational vehicle for the German market, with numerous extras to give it a sporty look, additional functionality and comfort as standard and all at an attractive price of 55,750 Euro. The Marco Polo HORIZON EDITION will be available from September 2017. The sporty good looks of the Marco Polo HORIZON EDITION are what set it apart from the base model. The Exterior Sports Package, together with metallic paintwork, 17-inch alloy wheels and tinted rear windows, give the vehicle a dynamic appearance. Furthermore, the edition model comes with a separately opening rear window as standard.

This makes loading and unloading easier in two respects: on the one hand, it allows a second loading level; on the other – particularly in tight parking spaces – there is no need to open the large liftgate. The Marco Polo HORIZON EDITION also offers increased comfort. The 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission ensures that the vehicle handles nicely. The Parking Package with reversing camera and Active Parking Assist. makes parking and reversing in tight spaces much easier. TEMPMATIC air-conditioning ensures that a pleasant temperature is always maintained – including in the rear – and infotainment comes from the on-board Audio 20 CD multimedia system featuring intuitive touchpad control.

More scope for individuality.

From September 2017, a series of new optional equipment features for the Marco Polo HORIZON and Marco Polo will offer customers even more opportunity to individualise their vehicles with regard to both style and functionality. Amongst other things, part of this is the Night Package for the Marco Polo HORIZON and Marco Polo with a pop-up roof in black and high-sheen black 18-inch alloy wheels. Lugano leather seats in black as part of the Interior Design Package give the vehicle interior a particularly luxurious feel. Customers opting for the Interior Premium Package for the Marco Polo HORIZON can choose from three colours of high-quality nappa leather: black, in conjunction with a grey roof liner, or either marron or silk beige with a roof liner in porcelain.

Taps into new markets with TÜV test mark.

Beyond the extension of the product portfolio in regard to the Marco Polo HORIZON and Marco Polo, Mercedes-Benz Vans also reinforces its camper van expertise in the dealer network and expands its presence in the international camper van market in 2017. In January 2016 Mercedes-Benz Vans introduced a specialist camper van service at selected dealerships. At the end of 2016 there were 57 sites with special Marco Polo expertise in Germany. This year will see the addition of seven more, with plans to roll out the scheme across other European countries. Furthermore, in an accident scenario defined by TÜV Rhineland in 2015, the Marco Polo was the first camper van to have proven in a crash test, over and beyond the conventional testing regime, how well the occupants are protected from the vehicle's load as well as the stability of the vehicle's fitted furniture.