Not to be confused with the Mercedes-Benz Citaro.
The Mercedes-Benz Cito, also known as the Mercedes-Benz O520, was a model of integral low-floor midibus loosely based on the existing Citaro produced by Mercedes-Benz and EvoBus between 1999 and 2003.
The Cito was originally built with a diesel-electric engine as standard. Should demand have allowed, there were plans for the Cito to be fitted with hybrid-electric and hydrogen fuel cell engines, but these never came to fruition. The diesel engine, was placed directly above the rear axle, which limited the low-floor area of the Cito's interior, especially compared to it's "big brother" the Citaro.
The Cito was available with lengths between 8.1 and 9.6 metres. None were ever sold in the UK, and demand was lower than expected in continental Europe. The Cito project was cancelled in 2003, with Mercedes-Benz instead focussing on the Citaro.