2017 Chicago Auto Show: Mercedes-Benz Vans MasterSolutions Toolbox Concept Show Van
You don’t see a lot of Mercedes-Benz with handles on them. If you stop by the 2017 Chicago International Auto Show, you can check such a sight off of your bucket list. The Mercedes-Benz Metris MasterSolutions Toolbox Van is on the scene to celebrate the make of utility vehicle and the automaker’s connection with MasterSolutions.
The MasterSolutions program is a “Ship-Thru” upfitting program that allows owners to upgrade their vehicles at time of ordering. This Metris MasterSolutions concept van is a toolbox on wheels and is equipped with a wide variety of Ranger Design and Sortimo by Knapheide shelves, racks and removable cases. A clear, plastic partition from Ranger Design keeps the driver safely divided from the cargo area while also allowing for monitoring of the van’s payload.
Built by RENNtech, the Metris MasterSolutions Toolbox Van is based on the Metris WORKER Cargo Van. The Metris offers more than 2,500 lbs. of payload and 5,000 lbs. of towing capacity. The standard 2.0 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine, boasts 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Metris Cargo Van achieves 21 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway with its 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission.
The MasterSolutions program allows for buyers to selection trims and options online. Once the van is ordered, it ships from the Mercedes-Benz Vans plant where the upfit is installed prior to delivery.