This is the new Fiat Doblo Cargo which will start appearing on our streets from early next year and it comes with a new exterior design and some technical improvements.
The firm is also using the van’s debut to launch its ‘EcoJet’ system, an ultra-efficient few well economy system.
The Cargo Doblo is also the first to be badged with a ‘Fiat Professional’ logo on the tailgate. This will be a feature of all the firm’s vans in future.
Engines for the new Fiat Doblo Cargo
Underneath the bonnet, the Doblo comes with either a 1.3 litre or 1.6 litre turbodiesel unit which have higher torque at low revs to help shift those heavy loads from a standing start.
The 1.3 litre MultiJet engine is now 40% more responsive and should deliver a more efficient and relaxed level of performance.
So while it only produces 90 HP, the 1.6 litre version will produce 105 HP, they are also available as EcoJet versions which are much more frugal when it comes to fuel consumption.
That’s because these versions of the Fiat Doblo Cargo utilises low rolling resistance tyres, Start&Stop, low viscosity oil and an ‘intelligent’ alternator.
The end result is that the engines should return around 64mpg and have CO2 emissions of 115g/km.
New Fiat Doblo Cargo is practical
However, there is one into the change that won’t be happening for UK versions of the Doblo – left-hand versions have the option of a middle front seat.
Fiat says it is responding to customer feedback, especially from fleet managers, who say that the three seat variant would be popular and that the firm should focus instead on its appearance, low running costs and value for money appeal.
One of the new technological additions is the firm’s Traction+ which will be available from launch and will provide grip on a variety of surfaces such a snow and mud.
As you would expect from a major player in the LCV market, the Fiat Doblo also comes with electronic stability control, ABS which have electronic brake force distribution, hill hold assist and anti-slip regulation as well as tyre pressure monitoring.
More importantly, the Doblo can carry payloads of up to 1 tonne and there is five cubic metres of space in the load space area – which are accessed by rear doors that open to 180degrees.
Prices for the new Fiat Doblo Cargo are still be released.