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David’s new Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport is an ‘open and shut’ winner

6th August 2013 Print
Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport

David Horne has fulfilled a long-held ambition by purchasing his first Mercedes-Benz van, a stunning mobile advertisement for his door business.

Mr Horne is a co-director of Huntingdon-based BH Doors & Engineering, a business he founded with partner Neil Benham three years ago.

The pair have each clocked-up more than 20 years’ experience in the industry and their fast-growing company installs, maintains and repairs automatic, manual and fire doors, as well as movable walls, for customers across a large swathe of central and southern England.

Supplied by dealer Rygor’s Reading branch, Mr Horne’s new van is a Mercedes-Benz Vito 116 CDI Sport Compact Dualiner.

With their dynamic good looks and engaging characters, the Vito Sport and its Vito Sport-X stablemate appeal as much to ‘lifestyle’ buyers as to business users.

Mr Horne’s new van is powered by a state-of-the-art engine that produces a punchy 163 hp and 360 Nm of torque, and drives through an optional five-speed automatic transmission.

Its smart gloss black paintwork, meanwhile, is set off by 17in six-spoke alloy wheels and chrome sidebars, as well as a personalised registration plate – BH03 DOR.

“The Vito Sport is really two vehicles in one,” explains Mr Horne, who lives in Oxford with his wife Donna and their two sons Bradley, 15, and Joshua, 13. “It’s a practical, fuel-efficient van while I’m working, but doubles as a stylish and comfortable private car for the evenings and weekends.”

As a Dualiner model the Vito Sport is fitted with a second row of seats, allowing Mr Horne to carry four passengers in comfort and safety. “That’s very useful,” he says. “Bradley plays in a band and I use the Vito to ferry him, his band-mates and their instruments around.”

He adds: “I’ve wanted a Vito Dualiner for years and now, with the help of Rygor sales executive Elena Eton and some competitive funding from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, I’ve finally been able to fulfil that ambition.

“The Vito is racked out to carry all of my tools and looks fantastic, so much so that I’ve had a lot of very positive comments from customers and others who’ve seen it on the road.”

Rygor is one of Britain’s leading commercial vehicle dealers. The company employs some 600 people and operates from headquarters in Westbury, Wiltshire, and 11 other facilities across West London, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset and Worcestershire. As well as the award-winning Mercedes-Benz truck and van ranges, Rygor also sell and supports popular Fuso Canter light trucks.

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