The Fiat Professional Doblo Cargo has been named 'Light Van of the Year' for the third successive time at the prestigious What Van? Awards 2018.
Fiat's Doblò Van is a spacious and dependable commercial vehicle that is equally capable of carrying passengers or goods. The Doblò Cargo offers one of the largest capacities in the class, while the Combi transports up to five without sacrificing load space. The model is therefore a true all-rounder and a valuable asset to any business.
Based on the Doblò MPV, the van variant has been styled with a similarly striking finish. Its square rear section is contrasted by a curving bonnet that features stylish headlamps and a two-part mesh grille. Alloy wheels and front fog lights are available to add style and enhanced functionality, while a durable moulding on each side protects the body from scuffs and bumps. Where the Combi has large windows on each side of the rear the Cargo Van includes an extension of the bodywork that can stand up to knocks from the inside and out.
Up to 5,000 litres of goods, tools or anything else can be carried in the rear of the XL version of the Cargo Van which is up there with the best in the segment. This model has been designed with a higher roof to boost its capacity but even in the standard van you can transport up to 3,400 litres. The Combi is also offered with a low or high roof as well as two wheelbase lengths to increase its interior dimensions. Up to five can be seated in comfort and a 1,050-litre load bed remains. Two large sliding side doors give easy access to this supportive environment.
Fiat technology enhances the functionality of the Dobl ò Cargo and Combi for a more user-friendly on-board experience. The on-board radio includes Bluetooth connectivity so you can link your smartphone to the system and take calls hands-free. It also boasts USB and auxiliary input to connect an external music player and enjoy your chosen entertainment. This can all be operated thorough controls mounted to the steering wheel for safer journeys too. The addition of eco:Drive technology enables you to monitor your driving style and make adjustments to reduce fuel consumption and therefore running costs. The system records trip data before suggesting ways to make improvements to the way you drive.
You can rely on the Dobl ò to keep you safe as well as meet the needs of each job thanks to its various active and passive features. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) corrects understeer, oversteer and a loss of traction, while the Hill Holder function stops the van from moving when you pull away on a slope. Traction+ was added in 2015 for improved road holding in all conditions, and you can add front and front side airbags plus headrests that help prevent whiplash in the event of a collision. Whether you require a supportive passenger carrier or a tough panel van the Dobl ò is up for the task. Find out more at your nearest Glyn Hopkin Fiat dealership by speaking with an adviser and arranging a test drive.
Both the Cargo and Combi are offered with the same hard-working engine family that delivers output to suit most requirements. If peak pulling power is needed the 2.0-litre 135hp MultiJet II will be ideal as it produces 320Nm of torque at 1,500rpm. The 1.3-litre 90hp Multi Jet II diesel boasts the best fuel economy and when EcoJet technology is included the unit returns as much as 64.2mpg combined (Cargo). Alongside these diesels is a responsive 1.4-litre 95hp petrol. Fiat also fits bi-link rear suspension for a more stable and comfortable ride even when the cargo area or all seats are full. Its adjustable components change to suit the load for optimum performance.