Driver and passengers enjoy exemplary protection in the Vito. The intelligently designed vehicle body features extensive deformation zones at front and rear that can absorb impact forces over extensive areas. The frame structure of the underbody, made up from four longitudinal and transversal members, absorbs and dissipates the impact energy along predetermined load paths in the event of a crash. This way the passenger cell, made from high-strength steel alloys, is protected in an exemplary manner.
The strong bodywork structure also contributes towards the Vito's high torsional strength.
When designing the Vito, a great deal of thought was also given to the safety of other road users: the front section is designed in such a way as to take into account pedestrian protection. Thanks to a generously-sized deformation zone between the engine cover and the components beneath it, the stresses that could arise in an accident are reduced.