The OKCU Mercedes-Benz V-Class Elegance Edition, which made its debut at the recent Dubai Motor Show, is perhaps one of the most extravagantly customised versions of the van we’ve seen to date.

The craftsmen from OKCU Individual Automotive Concepts have completely overhauled the cabin, converting what was already a decent space to begin with, into something resembling that of a first-class luxury lounge. Gone are the railed seats – the standard V-Class’ second-row seats swivel 180-degrees, but here all four seats are fixed and face each other.

The seats are power-reclinable and are wrapped in perforated tan Nappa leather, with contrast black piping outlining the edges. Between both rows of seats rests a large centre console featuring hidden storage compartments, and enveloping the top is dark-coloured hide that’s tastefully used to contrast the cabin. Other premium touches include generous applications of handcrafted wood trims, a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system, leg rests and a seat massage function.

Up top, the roof lining is clearly inspired by the Rolls-Royce’s Starlight Headliner, complete with vanity mirrors and LED reading lights. Nothing is neglected here – even the floor is fully carpeted! This clearly puts Brabus’ own take on the V-Class to shame.

OKCU Individual Automotive Concepts is based in Istanbul and provides custom design services for everything land, air and sea. The company has been operational since 1951. Currently, pricing for this V-Class Elegance Edition, or the cost of conversion at the very least, remains unknown.

Back home, the Mercedes-Benz V-Class is available in sole V 220 d guise. It’s powered by a 2.1 litre turbodiesel engine which outputs 163 hp and 380 Nm. A seven-speed 7G-Tronic automatic transmission with paddle shifters come as standard. Pricing starts from RM435k. For a more comprehensive breakdown of the car’s specifications, head on over to

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