Introducing the new Mercedes Benz Citan removal vehicle
The Mercedes Benz Citan removal vehicle is a brand new vehicle in the sector. It really lends itself to being a removal vehicle for the funeral professional – much more so than estate cars or MPVs like the Ford Galaxy etc. Here’s an economical, cost-effective option which enables Funeral Directors to run a proper commercial vehicle which is truly fit for purpose.
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Estate cars are getting smaller and only a few on the market today are even suitable to be considered as removal vehicles, if you ask us.
Last year, Superior UK’s Kevin Smith was driving an estate vehicle when he was rear-ended by another motorist. The result of the impact was an eye-opener: it showed us quite clearly that, if we’d had a stretcher (let alone two) in that estate car, the damage would have been far greater. Think about it: when a stretcher is loaded into an estate car, one end of it is hard up against the back of the passenger seat, and the other end is typically pressing against tailgate. That stretcher becomes a rigid object running the length of the car’s interior. If there’s an impact, it can spell disaster.
Far better to use a vehicle which is purpose-built for the job (particularly when you think about corporate liability!)
Mercedes Benz Citan: the correct tool for the job
The Citan is a commercial vehicle, not a car or MPV trying to multi-task. As such, it has a proper steel bulkhead for protection (far better than just the back of your seat will ever offer!)
But what about cost? Well, most estate vehicles these days run to £30,000 and above. The Citan – purpose built for use as a removal vehicle – starts at around £20,000. And it’s much cheaper to run than an estate car, too.
It’s not just the cost our customers loved when they flocked around the Citan at the NFE. They liked the fact that it will take just as much equipment as an estate car or MPV; in fact it offers more storage. Of course, you can customise the Citan, and make it look more like a car than a private ambulance (its Mercedes Benz strapline is “a car-derived van”). We can put factory-ordered glass around your Citan, add colour-coded bumpers, roof-bars, alloy wheels etc to make it look more like a car if that’s what you’d like.
The Citan is great to drive, very nippy and good to handle.
We think it’s a real winner – time will tell how it goes down with our funeral director customers of course, but early interest looks very promising from this new Mercedes Benz vehicle, and we’re proud to offer it to you!
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