Vans are very popular, not only as a way to move things from place to place while keeping them dry, but intrepid travellers have found all manner of ways to convert them into manageable mobile homes. If you're looking for that versatility off the showroom floor and can do without the extra row of seats in the van, then the Mercedes Marco Polo Activity could well be worth a look.
The Mercedes Marco Polo is built on the Vito van platform and was launched earlier this year. It is my kind of van with space for five and powered by a 2.2 litre turbo diesel engine which gets the van moving along at a steady but not blinding space. It's so comfortable, so why would you want to rush anywhere.
It comes with upgraded stability control system, eight airbags, Crosswind Assist, Attention Assist, light and rain sensors and active parking with front and rear park sensors and a reversing camera standard. While most of these driving assists are available standard on sedans and the like, it's nice to see them added to a more utilitarian vehicle.