Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo ACTIVITY scores ANCAP 5-Star Rating.

In November last year, we announced that Australian adventurers would be able to add an extra level of comfort to their journeys when Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia introduces the Marco Polo ACTIVITY in 2017.

Now in the lead up to the first vehicles arriving at dealerships in late May, ANCAP have recognised the Marco Polo ACTIVITY with a 5 Star ANCAP rating. The safety rating is applicable to all existing and future orders placed for the Australian market and validates that Mercedes-Benz Vans customers will continue to enjoy the same level of safety offered in other Mercedes-Benz Vans variants. 

Diane Tarr, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans said: “The Marco Polo ACTIVITY opens up a completely new way of enjoying freedom and spontaneity with a vehicle. It combines leisure and daily use to perfection. When you have a vehicle encouraging adventure and exploration, it also needs to be safe.” 

“We are proud of this achievement as a company and I want to praise the co-operative engagement by ANCAP which has been instrumental in us achieving this result. We have already had strong interest in the Marco Polo ACTIVITY and dealers have been placing orders since Novemeber last year. We believe this vehicle will have broad appeal - covering discerning individuals to young families and sports or outdoor activity enthusiasts. It complements Australians’ love of the outdoors really well.” 

Combining the best of functionality, flexibility and recreational capabilities in one vehicle, the Marco Polo ACTIVITY represents a brand new addition to the highly successful van range in Australia. It boasts a powerful 4-cylinder fuel-efficient turbo diesel engine, 2.5t towing capacity, reversing camera and satellite navigation.

The Marco Polo ACTIVITY measures up at 5.14m x 1.93m x 1.98m with high-comfort driver and front passenger seats that can be swivelled to face the rear passenger compartment when the vehicle is parked. The rear three-bench seat can be removed to provide a large loading area for carrying bulky items or folded down to form a bed. The lie-down area is approximately 1.93m x 1.35m. The roof pops up to reveal another bed, which can take weight of up to 200kg. It also features an auxiliary heater that can be programmed to preheat the vehicle and keep it warm when the vehicle is stationary. 

This makes the Marco Polo ACTIVITY a versatile vehicle for those with an active lifestyle – useful during the week and playful on the weekend.

The manual pop-up roof is made from a breathable and water-resistant fabric. There are also zippered window flaps on both sides of the roof material that can be easily opened for ventilation purposes. The maximum standing height with the roof open is approximately 2350mm. 

Other key standard product features include luxury interior trim, folding table package, 7G-TRONIC 7 speed automatic transmission, 25000/1-year service interval, driver and front passenger front airbags, thorax-pelvis and curtain airbags, Crosswind Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST, ADAPTIVE Electronic Stability Program ESP®, reversing camera, Adaptive Brake lights, light and rain sensors and Active Parking Assist with front and rear park sensors. There are two batteries with cut-off relay for the second battery. This allows users to tap into the second battery without draining the starter battery.