A Livingston-based civil engineering firm has found the “ideal” vehicle to help carry tools and equipment onto rough construction sites.
Drew Matthews has purchased a new Mercedes-Benz van for his company, Caledonian Group. It is the first Citan Sport to be supplied by central belt dealer Western Commercial.
The Long-bodied Citan Sport 111 CDI arrived, along with nine Long and Extra-long Citan 109 CDIs, and a pair of 5.0-tonne Sprinter 516 CDI Longs.
The Citan Sport is based on the smallest model in the Mercedes-Benz Vans line-up, but comes with a host of extra features including 16-inch alloy wheels, a chrome grille, sidebar and tailgate trims, daytime running lights and colour-coded bumpers and door mirrors. Interior enhancements include a leather steering wheel, special ‘Sport’ mats, air-conditioning and Bluetooth connectivity.
Mr Matthews’ new van has a 110 hp engine – the Citan Sport is also available as a 109 CDI with 90 hp output. Both are capable of returning 61.4 mpg on the combined cycle.
Mr Matthews said, “It’s the ideal vehicle for me – practical, with a good load space, but also very comfortable, and a joy to drive. The air-conditioned cab is really well appointed and the Bluetooth system means I can communicate with staff and customers while I’m on the move.
“We’ve had all of our new Mercedes-Benz vans fitted with a full set of safety extras including rear-view cameras, audible reversing warnings, beacon bars and Class 1 reflective markings.”
Caledonian Group’s ‘standard’ Citan 109s have been allocated to employees of its recycling division, which processes ‘spoil’ excavated from utilities works for use in reinstatement, across central Scotland.