Europcar has taken 180 Mercedes-Benz Vito vans onto its daily rental fleet.

The move to add the 114hp long wheelbase vans onto its fleet is in response to what it called a “growing appetite” from businesses to use vehicle rental as an alternative to long-term ownership commitments.

Europcar said the addition of the Vitos onto its fleet “gives businesses more choice of vehicles permanently on its fleet”.

“Our strategy is to provide vehicles for businesses of all sizes, tackling both short and longer-term needs”, said Stuart Russell, special vehicle director at Europcar UK. “Mercedes-Benz is synonymous with reliability, fuel efficiency and safety and as one of the premier van manufacturers – we are delighted to be adding the Vito to our fleet.  We can now provide our customers with access to a very versatile model in just four hours.”

The vans are available now from 100 locations across the country.