Driver and passengers enjoy exemplary protection in the Vito. The intelligently designed body has extensive deformation zones at the front and rear which in an accident are able to absorb and diffuse the impact forces. The frame structure of the floor pan, which consists of four side members and four cross members, dissipates the forces resulting from a crash via various load paths. As a result, the passenger cell made of high-strength steel alloys offers exemplary protection.
The strong body structure is also a factor in the high torsional rigidity of the Vito.
The design of the Vito also takes the safety of other road users into account: The front is designed to meet the requirements on pedestrian protection. Thanks to generous deformation space between the bonnet and the components underneath, loads potentially generated in an accident are reduced.