Network Rail opts for Fiat Doblo Cargo vans

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The Fiat Doblo Cargo is the van of choice for Network Rail
The Fiat Doblo Cargo is the van of choice for Network Rail

The first batch of the 283-strong order for Fiat Doblo Cargo has been delivered to Network Rail for technicians to inspect 20,000 miles of track and National Rail assets around the UK.

The order consists of SWB Crew and Cargo vans and have all been fitted with Fiat’s excellent 1.3 MultiJet II 90hp engines and will be deployed around the country.

Before being used by the firm’s technicians, the vans are being delivered without any factory modifications but a firm in Staffordshire is applying graphics and any other racking or storage needed in the van’s load area.

Fiat Doblo Cargo has a great offering

The Fiat Doblo Cargo offers adaptability and versatility since it’s built on a bespoke platform and will carry a load of up to one tonne and a cargo volume of up to 5 cubic metres.

Indeed, here at, we loved our test of the Fiat Doblo Cargo.

Many of the plus points we highlighted there are the reasons why Network Rail opted for this sturdy and reliable van which has a smooth ride thanks to its bi-link rear suspension offers surefooted handling.

Review of the Fiat Doblo Cargo

The engines are also sprightly and frugal with low emissions and running costs.

One of the big attractions for the Fiat Doblo Cargo range is there are so many variants on offer including a pickup, crew vans and high-roof versions, long wheelbase models and a platform cab.

The Sportivo models have a high spec and come with alloy wheels, air con, Bluetooth connectivity as well as an engine power upgrade.

Fiat’s head of Professional UK, Sebastian Fedrigo, said: “Having Network Rail choose us for its vehicles which will be robust, versatile and efficient is a major vote of confidence.

“It’s also a recognition for the quality of the aftersales care we provide and our ability to meet the exacting requirements of the customer whether they are individual users or large company fleets.”

The Fiat Doblo Cargo costs from £13,055, ex VAT.