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Mercedes-Benz Vito Van
MB Vito 2010
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


Originally published on:
RailRoad Modeling

MB Vito Minibus 2010
Item 048910
Collection: CARS&TRUCKS
Manufacturer: Mercedes Benz
Type: V-Class


Mercedes-Benz Vito minivans are now available from Herpa. This is another of the model vehicle giantís latest modern offerings.

Introduction
Family vans and minivans are a significant presence on todayís roads. Mercedes-Benz offers the Vito for families. For the International Motor Show 2010 Mercedes Benz presented the new MB Vito van model upgrading 2010 with a whole new front.

Herpa Mercedes-Benz 2010 Vito Van
Factory assembled and ready to go, Herpa presents an excellent model of the Vito. Itís securely packed in a form-fitted tray. The tray is held inside Herpaís red carton with a plastic film window, and opens via tabs at each end. A Daimler licensing label is on one flap. The model is skillfully molded and assembled without any blemishes or flaws. Doors, hoods, and access panel lines are defined with fine recessed lines, as is the grille. The door handles are raised. Soft tires mounted on detailed hubs support the model.

Detail and Trim
The model features headlights and tail lights of appropriately colored clear lenses. Detail inside the passenger compartment includes a dashboard, steering wheel, gear shift, console and seats; this detail can be seen through the windows.

Exterior detail includes side view mirrors. The black grille sports a chrome Mercedes-Benz emblem. Windshield wipers detail the windshield. All windows, bumpers, side strips, and door handles are black chrome. Underneath the vehicle is a chassis of molded raised detail.

The wheels are of a soft plastic or rubber.

Finish
The model is molded in color. The finish is smooth.

Summary
This HO scale minivan is certain to enhance any modern diorama or model railroad. Sporting sharp exterior detail, a detailed interior, and lenses for lights instead of paint, this is a fine model. Recommended.
SUMMARY
Highs: Sharp molding and finish. The nice interior is easy to see through the windows.
Lows: Molded detail for the chassis.
Verdict: This HO scale minivan is certain to enhance any modern diorama or model railroad.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:87
  Mfg. ID: 48910
  Suggested Retail: 9,00 Ä
  Related Link: M-B V-class
  PUBLISHED: May 27, 2011
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.42%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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