17 Dec 2015
The New Fiat Doblò Cargo named "Light Van of the Year"
- The endorsement to the fourth generation of the Fiat Professional commercial vehicle was awarded by UK's premier specialised publication.
- "What Van?" judges were impressed by the new Fiat Doblò Cargo's excellent driving dynamics, robust durability and expansive range.
The New Fiat Doblò Cargo has been named "Light Van of the Year" at the "2016 What Van? Awards" held by UK's premier title offering Light Commercial Vehicle buying and selling advice.
At the awards ceremony held in London, the "What Van?" judging panel - an expert editorial panel comprising decades of experience in the industry - was impressed by the new Fiat Professional vehicle launched last February and emphasised its class-leading attributes such as its excellent driving dynamics and comfort, its segment-leading load and volume capacities as well as its solidity, robustness and breadth of range.
Now in its fourth generation, the New Doblò Cargo therefore confirms the all-round qualities of the model, which has amassed more than 1.4 million sales since it was launched in 2000, and which has won the "What Van?" accolade four times previously. Fiat Professional's new vehicle features a fresh exterior design, as well as a series of technical and functional enhancements that ensure superior performance levels (torque response has improved by up to 40% in city driving) and excellent road handling and driving comfort - courtesy of its sophisticated independent wheel bi-link rear suspension (segment-leading).
With a payload of up to one tonne and a load volume of up to 5.4 m3, the New Doblò Cargo has impressive carrying capacity, both in terms of weight and size, which makes it ideal for commercial use. Its engine range provides low running costs and emissions, while a large number of variants are offered, from vans to special vehicles, including versions that have been converted for specific uses. In short, this makes for an excellent range of choice for any business looking to either expand or make changes to their fleet.
Depending on the market, the New Doblò Cargo is available in four body styles (Cargo, Combi, WorkUp and Load platform), two height variants and two wheelbase lengths. The engine range comprises six turbo diesel engines - 1.3 MultiJet II (75 and 90 HP), 1.6 MultiJet II (100 and 105 HP), a 90 HP 1.6 MultiJet II with robotised gearbox and a 135 HP 2.0 MultiJet II - and three petrol power trains: a 95 HP 1.4, a 120 HP 1.4 TurboJet and a 120 HP 1.4 TurboJet (petrol/methane). Furthermore, the range has been extended with the new "EcoJet" version - dedicated to the 90 HP 1.3 MultiJet II and the 105 HP 1.6 MultiJet II versions - engineered to lower fuel consumption and reduce running costs even further (by up to 15%).
Sold in more than 80 different countries, including North America where it retails as the RAM Promaster City, the New Doblò Cargo is produced in the Tofaş plant in Bursa (Turkey), one of the world's best automotive factories, which has received a World Class Manufacturing Gold Medal.
Turin, 17 December 2015