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 of four longitudinal members and cross members each, absorbs and dissipates the impact energy along predetermined stress 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 to comply with the requirements of pedestrian protection. Thanks to a generous deformation space between the bonnet and the components beneath it, the loads that could be caused in the event of an impact are reduced.