The 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.
The Vito is constructed in a way that also takes the safety of other road users into consideration: the front section is designed to meet the requirements for protecting pedestrians. A generous deformation zone between the bonnet and the components underneath reduces the number of stresses that could result from an accident.