Sportivo Range heads up the Fiat Professional Range at CV Show
By Mark Salisbury
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 08:05
A full line-up of exciting Fiat Professional vehicles will once again feature on the company’s exhibition stand at this week’s Commercial Vehicle Show, in Birmingham.
Fiat Professional, the award-winning commercial vehicle arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK, will show for the first time the new Sportivo range of vans. The stand (no. 5D20) will also display Fiat Fullback Cross and LX versions, a Fiat Doblò Workup, a Fiat Ducato ambulance, and a Ducato Luton van.
Four models have been given the Sportivo treatment: Fiorino, Doblò, Talento and Ducato. The popular, special trim level has been reintroduced to the Fiat Professional line-up following its original introduction in 2014.
Taking its place as the flagship model of each vehicle in the Fiat Professional range, Sportivo builds on the high specification of the Tecnico models by adding alloy wheels, metallic paint, Sportivo side-stripes, painted bumpers (not Fiorino), and a host of other safety and comfort features.
That means that, like the Tecnico versions, air conditioning, touchscreen with satnav, reverse parking sensors and cruise control are also standard, making Sportivo models among the best equipped and best value vehicles in their segments.
Pricing for the Sportivo range starts at just £14,815* for the Fiorino Sportivo 1.3 80 HP MultiJet II, which represents £2,055 worth of equipment for just £1,500. The Doblò Cargo range starts at just £17,045* for the Doblò Sportivo 1.3 95 HP MultiJet II, representing £2,520 worth of equipment for just £1,500.
Talento Sportivo starts at £26,245* for the 1.6 LWB 12 145 HP. An equipment pack that includes cruise control, rear view camera and leather steering wheel is worth £2,720 but costs just £1,700. And Ducato Sportivo starts at £32,400* for the 35 2.3 150 HP MultiJet II. A rear camera, reverse parking sensors and cruise control are among the special equipment that is worth £4,230 but costs just £3,230.
All versions are currently available through Leasys (FCA’s contract hire and mobility company):
- Fiorino £169** per month
- Doblo SWB £189** / LWB £209** per month
- Talento LWB £289** per month
- Ducato MWB £339** per month
Fiat Professional Fullback Cross and LX
The top-of-the-range Fullback Cross version meets the ever-increasing demand for rugged, versatile vans which have car-class comfort and strong design. With a striking lifestyle character, the new Fullback Cross provides top performance during working hours as well as enjoyable leisure time.
Equipped with a powerful 2.4-litre 180hp common-rail turbodiesel engine with variable valve lift to maximise power and keep fuel consumption and emissions down, the Cross version comes with a choice of manual six-speed or automatic five-speed transmission: the latter with steering wheel paddles for a dynamic, exciting driving experience. Standard equipment includes rear differential lock, Bi-Xenon headlights, LED DRLs, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors, soft tailgate opening, and leather seats and steering wheel.
The Fullback LX version is powered by the same 180hp 2.4-litre, aluminium, turbo-diesel engine with the two transmissions available. Both are combined with full four-wheel drive systems with four electrically-controlled settings: 2H, 4H plus 4HLc and 4LLc with a locking central differential for improved traction. Official combined-cycle fuel economy figure is 39.8mpg (7.1L/100km) while CO2 emissions are 186g/km.
The Fiat Fullback range starts at £21,695 for the SX version, rising to £26,495 for the Cross version, and is currently available for £199^ per month with Leasys (FCA’s contract hire and mobility company) contract hire.
Fiat Professional Doblò Cargo Work Up
A genuine work partner, Doblò Work Up is designed, made and guaranteed by Fiat Professional. It’s an ideal vehicle for working in busy towns and city centres and wherever the operator needs a compact, easy-to-handle vehicle to move about in with ease. It can transport high loads, moving its 4.98 m total length nimbly through busy streets, and heavy loads, thanks to its generous payload of1000 kg and maximum permitted load of 1450 kg on rear axle.
The body, with marine plywood platform is its real strength: 2.3 m long, 1.82 m wide and with 4.2 m2 surface area, it can accommodate up to three Euro pallets or 33 crates.
The Fiat Doblò Cargo Work Up range starts at £17,745 for the SWB version, rising to £18,545 for the LWB version, and is currently available for £195** per month with a Leasys (FCA’s contract hire and mobility company) agreement.
Fiat Professional Ducato ambulance and Luton
Fiat Professional is introducing a Low-Floor Luton van to its converted model price list, as part of a new ‘Ready For Professionals’ programme for converted vehicles . The Ducato platform cab converted to Low-Floor Luton exploits the vehicle’s large payload of 1,200kg.
Available in Long and Extra Long chassis variants, the new Luton variant is equipped with either the popular MultiJet II 2.3-litre 130 bhp or the powerful 2.3-litre 150 bhp engine.
The Fiat Ducato ambulance is a unique design comprising a Low-Floor Al-Ko chassis with a lightweight VCS modular ambulance body conversion. Key features include: a lowering air suspension system, integrated ramp, large side sliding door, external stowage lockers, front and rear emergency lighting, and LED interior lighting. The ambulances come with a three-year, 100,000 mile warranty with roadside assistance, and have service intervals of 31,000 miles. Pricing is available upon request.
“We are delighted to have such a great selection of our award-winning vehicles, and those of some of our valued customers, on this exciting CV Show stand,” says Richard Chamberlain, country manager, Fiat Professional UK.
“Our growing success in meeting the demands and expectations of customers of all sizes, highlights the increasing competitiveness of our commercial vehicle line-up. We will continue to grow and develop throughout 2018 and beyond.”
The Commercial Vehicle Show 2018 takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, 24-26 April.