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Fiat launches new compact Doblò LCV range

Available as either a diesel or all-electric model, the new compact Fiat Doblò is set to go on sale, with both van and crew cab setups offered

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Fiat is set to add two new light van variants to its commercial range – the combustion-powered Doblò and the all-electric E-Doblò – both available in van and crew cab configurations.

Built on the same Stellantis platform as the Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, and Vauxhall Combo, the next-generation Fiat Doblò range will slot into the Fiat Professional range above the smaller Fiorino van, and below the mid-size Scudo and large Ducato vans.

The 2022 Fiat Doblò line-up includes van and five-seater crew cab configurations, as well as a people carrier version that is only available with electric power.

When specced as a conventional van, the combustion-powered Doblò has a maximum payload of 1,000kg, while the battery-powered E-Doblò can handle 800kg of load weight. Two wheelbase lengths are available, the longer of the two offering a load space of 4.4 cubic metres.

Fiat says that the Doblò comes with a few “magic features” that make it a good option for your next reliable work companion. The passenger seat can be raised so that items can be stored underneath and long objects like pipes or ladders reaching up to 3.4 metres can be loaded.

Models also come with a five-inch digital rearview mirror that can display the van’s blind spot and act as a rear parking camera, and the crew cab variant comes with a rotating tray table. The van variant is fitted with a hill descent control feature and further grip technology which is designed to improve traction on slippery surfaces.

The all-electric E-Doblò, which will be the third electric model in the Fiat Professional range after the E-Scudo and E-Ducato, is equipped with a ‘magic plug’ that makes it possible to use the electric energy produced by the battery for specific conversion needs like a cargo fridge or a workbench for power tools.

The Fiat E-Doblò uses a 50kWh battery which works in tandem with a 100kW electric motor to produce a promised battery range of 173 miles – two miles further than its sister models produced by Citroën and Peugeot.

Like the Peugeot E-Partner, the E-Doblò has a ‘rapid charge mode’ that makes use of a 100kW charger to charge from 0% to 80% in 30 minutes.

The new Doblò range also includes two 1.5-litre diesel models, one with 100hp and another with 130hp, and a 1.2-litre petrol model with an output of 110hp.

The Fiat Doblò will be built at the Stellantis plant in Spain, alongside its Stellantis sister models. Further details surrounding the van’s pricing and trim specifications will be released closer to the van’s arrival in British dealerships.

Sean Rees
Sean Rees
Sean is the Deputy Editor at The Van Expert. A enthusiastic fan of motorsport and all things automotive, he is accredited by the Professional Publishers Association, and is now focused on helping those in van-buying need with independent and impartial advice.

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