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by Matt Campbell

The new Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo camper van line has a new, budget-focused addition, the new Marco Polo Activity.

The adventure-oriented model is based on the new-generation Mercedes-Benz Vito van, and features a pop-top roof with a bed, while it also has a second bed that is housed in the rear bench seat, which can slide forwards. Mercedes-Benz claims the Marco Polo offers five berths (three down, two up).

The main cabin area also has a fold-up dining table and curtains for the windows. Unlike the V-Class Marco Polo, which offers more luxurious accommodation, there’s no side cupboard section (but there is storage under the seats), nor a fridge or sink. However, the Activity comes with an outdoor camping table with two chairs, an optional rear window that opens separately for ease of loading, and an optional detachable awning.

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There are five engines available for the Marco Polo Activity ranging from 65kW to 140kW in power, while buyers can also choose between front-, rear- and all-wheel drive.

Mercedes-Benz told CarAdvice last month the V-Class Marco Polo would be a fantastic fit for Australia, and revealed today it would also consider the Marco Polo Activity if offered to our market.

“I’m sure there’s a lot of interest in it,” Mercedes-Benz Australia manager of public relations and product communications Jerry Stamoulis said. “It would certainly be something very positive for our market if it were to be made available.”

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If the Marco Polo does come to Australia, it could reach our shores in 2015 or 2016.

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