Mercedes-Benz is working on an update for its V-Class, the premium version of the US-sold Metris van
Prototypes spotted in the wild suggest slight styling tweaks for the mid-size van, which is due to launch in an updated form in the second half of 2023.
The updated V-Class looks revised headlights and a new grille and front fascia combination. The taillights are also expected to see some slight upgrades, and Mercedes’ latest infotainment system should be featured in the cabin.
It’s not clear what’s planned for the powertrains. Buyers currently have a range of diesel engines to choose from, including both 4 and 6 cylinder options.
2024 Mercedes-Benz V-Class facelift spy footage – Copyright: S. Baldauf/SB-Media
Don’t look for the updates to push it to the Metris. Mercedes is expected to drop the Metris when the V-Class undergoes its refresh next year. The Vito, the version of the Metris sold outside the US, can get the updates though.
The EQV, an electric version of the V-Class also sold outside the US, will get the updates. Prototypes of the updated EQV are also currently undergoing public testing.
The V-Class was first introduced in 2014 to replace the R-Class minivan, which was discontinued the previous year (although it remained on sale in China until 2017). Prior to that, it received a number of updates in 2019 that included new powertrain options and a more premium cabin.
Stay tuned for updates as development progresses.