Fiat His first all new releases Double Van in 12 years, as well as his first electric powered small van.
The new DoBlo is a lightly resized version of the first Van family launched in 2018. Only one is sold here – Peugeot Partner – although other versions include the Citroen Berlingo, Opel / Vauxhall Combo, and Toyota ProAce City.
It will be built alongside these models at the Stellantis plant in Vigo, Spain.
We have contacted Fiat Chrysler Australia to confirm whether DoBlo and E-DoBlo will come to Australia.
The electric E-Doblo variant uses an electric motor with 100kW of power and 260Nm of torque and a 50kWh battery pack, demanding more than 280km in rigorous WLTP test cycles.
Fiat claims the best-in-class charging capacity with DC charging up to 100kW.
It can reach speeds of up to 130km / h, offering payloads of 800kg (less than 200kg in the ICE model), and can fit up to two Euro-pallets.
Fiat is offering an e-doblo with a feature called the Magic Plug, which lets you use power from the battery for specific conversions like a cargo fridge.
In the regular doublelo range, there will be a choice of two 1.5-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engines: one with 75kW of power, one with a manual transmission, and one with a choice of 97kW and a manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
Finally, there is a 1.2-liter turbo-petrol three-cylinder engine with 82kW of power.
The DoBlo and E-DoBlo will be available in two lengths and three different configurations: a van, a crew cab van with a sliding bulkhead, and a combi people mover.
Fiat says comfort was a priority in DoBlo’s development, with more soundproofing and suspension reserved for the comfort of the ride. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
The Magic Cargo feature lets you increase the front passenger seat and use the lower buggy, expands the cargo volume by 0.5 m3 and allows you to load 3.4 m long objects. Maximum cargo volume in the long-wheelbase version is 4.4 m3.
There’s also a rotating tray table, which lets you turn Doblo into a mobile office.
Features available include a digital rear-view mirror, head-up display, heel descent control, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, with a panoramic glass roof called the Combi Magic Top.
The e-doblo has an opening rear window, called a magic window.
Available active safety and driver assistance features include autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assistance, driver attention monitoring, and traffic sign recognition.
The Electric E-Dobolo joins the E-Ducato and E-Scudo in the Fiat Professional Electric Van range, while its People Mover counterpart Electric 500 and E-Ulysse join the People Mover.
Fiat says it aims to “go completely electric on every new model in Europe” by 2024 and will only sell electric cars on the continent by 2027.
It was previously said that it would only be electrified by 2030, not to mention only in Europe or worldwide.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
A new generation of the latter is expected to arrive here early next year.
Peugeot Australia said last year that it would launch its first EVs in 2022, although it did not provide details on which EVs it plans to launch next.
Citroen did not offer the current generation Burlingo here, fellow French brand Peugeot picked up Van Mantel in Australia.
Fiat officially leaves early in 2021, shutting down the second-generation DoBlo, leaving only the local lineup, consisting of pint-sized 500 City cars and full-size Ducato vans. The new electric 500e will join the local range next year.
The text was arguably double-edged before Fiat grabbed it. It skipped the model years 2019 and 2020 and Fiat sold only 35 examples in 2020.
This figure puts it much lower than rival vans such as Peugeot Partner (190 sales) and Renault Kangoo (458).
Double’s best years were 2015 and 2016, when Fiat sold 133 units. Regardless, Ducato has proven to be a strong seller for the brand locally – it sold 782 in 2020 and 1277 in 2021.
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