Fiat reveals 2015 Doblo van
Fiat has released the new-look 2015 Doblo at the 2014 Hanover International Motor Show overnight.
FIAT PROFESSIONAL has revealed its fourth-generation 2015 Doblo Cargo van at the 2014 Hanover International Motor Show. It offers a new-look front-end and improved engines. The front of the 2015 Doblo has been redesigned bringing it in line with Fiat’s new design language with debuted on the Ducato van.
Here’s how Fiat describes it: “The sculpted bonnet and distinctive new headlamps combine with the bold new grille to add an air of sophistication and elegance to the 2015 Fiat Doblo’s design. The sleek new front bumper, lower air intakes and fog light shrouds adopt a more car-like refinement while also hinting at the new Doblo’s solidity and robustness, and at the rear new rear light clusters, with a sleeker shape and more sophisticated graphics, round out the Doblo.
Inside, left-hand drive models will get the option of a third, central front seat which coincides with a dashboard redesign for left-hand drive models only. Right-hand drive versions will retain the current, two-seat interior.
Offering a payload of up to one tonne, the Doblò’s load bay features a flat floor and boasts storage space of up to five-cubic-metres. It’s accessed via rear doors which open up to 180-degrees.
Under the bonnet, the Doblo continues with its 1.3-litre and 1.6-litre turbo-diesel engines, although Fiat says torque now arrives earlier in the rev range; they didn’t reveal how much earlier. These two engines are also available as EcoJet variants featuring stop/start, low rolling-resistance tyres, low-visocosity oil and a new aerodynamics pack to help reduce fuel consumption (down to a combined 4.4L/100km).
In terms of safety, the Doblo gets ESC (Electronic Stability Control), ABS brakes with EBD (Electronic Brake force Distribution), ASR (Anti Slip Regulation), HBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist) and Hill-Holder systems that help the driver during hill starts. Front airbags and front side airbags, as well as TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) are also part of the Doblo’s safety arsenal.
Available in Europe from spring 2015, it’s expected the Fiat Doblo will come to Australia although there’s been no local confirmation; we’ve reached out to Fiat Australia and will update this article when we hear back.