Fiat Doblo Cargo Crowned Light Van Of The Year
By Kyle Lindsay
Friday, December 15, 2017 - 13:50
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.
And, in a highly successful London awards ceremony for Fiat Professional, the brand’s popular Fiorino was highly commended in the ‘Small Van’ category, demonstrating the depth and appeal of Fiat Professional’s light commercial vehicle line-up.
The Doblo Cargo’s payload of up to one tonne, the load volume of up to 5.0m3, and the range of efficient 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre diesel and 1.4-litre petrol engines have made the multi award-winning van top choice not only for fleet operators, but for the awards’ judging panel too.
The judges were impressed by the new Doblo Cargo’s class-leading attributes including excellent dynamics and comfort – courtesy of its sophisticated bi-link suspension – the segment-leading load and volume capacities and its solidity, robustness, and extensive range.
“The fact that the Doblo Cargo has won the Light Van Award for three years in a row provides compelling evidence of its enduring quality,” says James Dallas, Editor of What Van?. “Top notch handling and a high standard of build quality are among the Doblo’s virtues but it is the breadth of range that really sets it apart – with load volumes of 3.4m3 to 5.0m3 and payload capacities extending from 750kg to a meaty 1,005kg.”
Accepting the award for Doblo Cargo, Richard Chamberlain, Country Manager, Fiat Professional, said: “We are hugely proud of both the Doblo and Fiorino and are delighted to see them claim two more high profile awards for our brand.
“These awards are particularly special as they are given by a panel of experts who truly understand the LCV market and who know what van customers are looking for. The awards are further evidence of the strength and competitiveness of Fiat Professional’s van line-up, which has recently been bolstered by the arrival of the Talento and Fullback pick-up, and underline the huge strides the brand is making as it grows and enhance its reputation.”
The Fiat Doblo Cargo range starts at £13,595 (exc VAT) for the 1.4 95 HP. Business contract hire offers are available starting from £195 per month* (exc VAT).
With refreshed a design, inside and out, the Fiat Fiorino is perfect for use in cities, agile in traffic and easy to park. Despite this, it has a remarkable loading capacity of up to 2.8 m3 and can carry up to 660 kg of payload. Furthermore, the Fiorino is a leader in terms of performance, low running costs, comfort and functionality.
The Fiat Fiorino range starts at £11,765 (exc VAT) for the 1.4 75 HP. Business contract hire offers are available starting from £175 per month** (exc VAT).
* Business Contract Hire. Fiat Doblo Van SWB 1.3 95 HP MultiJet Tecnico. Initial rental of £1,170 followed by 35 monthly rentals of £195, excl. VAT & maintenance. Based on 10,000 miles p.a. Excess mileage charges apply. Vehicles must be ordered between 17/10/17 and 31/12/17 and registered by 30/06/2018.
** Business Contract Hire. Fiat Fiorino Van 1.3 80 HP MultiJet Tecnico. Initial rental of £1,050 followed by 35 monthly rentals of £175, excl. VAT & maintenance. Based on 10,000 miles p.a. Excess mileage charges apply. Vehicles must be ordered between 17/10/17 and 31/12/17 and registered by 30/06/2018.