November 07, 2016
The Fiat Doblo Cargo has TWO International Van of the Year awards to its name. That’s right, two.
While it may be a little odd in shape, the Doblo Cargo has a really stylish front-end and despite its compact profile it provides an excellent 3.4 cubic metres of loadspace in the smallest model.
This is particularly impressive, beating out popular rivals like the Citroen Berlingo and Ford Transit Connect. The Doblo Cargo is the same size as these vans but offers a far bigger capacity. We know what you’re thinking. “I’ve seen that somewhere before!” You’re not wrong – because the Vauxhall Combo is based on Fiat’s small van.
Fiat has a range of ‘Mulitjet’ turbo diesel engines which perform well without compromise on economy and emissions, which means they are a pleasure to drive and cheap to run. EcoJet units enhance economy further, with Fiat’s official figures claiming a return of 64.2mpg – which is phenomenal even for a small van.
The Doblo Cargo borrows heavily from Fiat’s passenger car range, creating a comfortable cabin with well positioned switchgear and an ergonomic layout.
It even comes in different shapes and sizes. There’s long wheel base, combi, high roof and even a pick-up model called ‘WorkUp’. There really is a Doblo to cater for your needs. There’s also a large selection of engines ranging from 1.3-litre to 2.0-litre and 90PS to 135PS.
Fuel economy ranges from 38mpg (petrol engines) to the aforementioned 64mpg with the smallest 1.3-litre Mulitjet 90PS unit, which incidentally produces an excellent 200Nm of torque. The Doblo Cargo’s 2.0-litre engine pushes this right up to 320Nm which makes this van a serious little load-lugger.
The load compartment provides four load-securing hooks and ranges in size from the minimum 3.4 cubic metres to 5 cubic metres in the high roof long wheel base model. Maximum payload varies between 750Kg and a tonne, depending on your version.
Tecnico, the top-of-the-range trim spec for this van is as well-equipped as any small van on the market. There’s rear parking sensors, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity and steering-wheel mounted controls.
Interested in the Fiat Doblo Cargo? Give us a call on 0845 021 0444 or enquire online!