Fiat Doblo, 2010
The new Fiat that is all about space. A space to be shared with family and friends, a liveable space for travelling and socialising, for whoever chooses the Fiat Doblò as a partner for leisure or work.
It was designed with practicality and comfort in mind to make the best of space on board and accommodate up to seven occupants. An authentic "family space" vehicle that can rely on top-class safety, cost-effective running and environment-friendliness.
Compared to the previous version, of which approximately one million units were sold in all its variants, the new Fiat Doblò has been revamped throughout with a new style, new engines and new technical features. These aspects make the new Fiat Doblò the best-in-class in terms of capaciousness and emission reduction. These results were achieved by a new platform, more room for passengers (with a wheelbase of 2755 mm, it is the longest in its segment), a roomy 790 litre boot (3200 litres with the seats folded down), lower CO2 emissions (129 g/km with the 1.3 Multijet 90 HP engine, the lowest in its category), an innovative Bi-link suspension layout for extra comfort, standard safety equipment and highly modular interiors with folding, reclining seats.
Style and comfort
Created by Centro Stile Fiat, the innovative design of the new Fiat Doblò combines original forms and large dimensions in a very balanced manner to confer the impression of a robust, solid vehicle: 439 cm long, 183 cm wide and 184 cm high (189 cm with roof bars), it has a 276 cm wheelbase (best-in-class in its category).
The distinctive front end expresses a strong, clear-cut personality and is well balanced with the total weight. Prominent features are the large, enveloping headlights, the big rounded hood which forms two side "muscles" on the mudguards (this style element is recalled and emphasised on the rear wheel arches), a broad central "mouth" with a logo standing out in central position, seamless hood and bumpers. An ample windscreen with black pillars completes the newly styled front end for a brighter passenger compartment and better visibility, further enhanced by the flat blade wipers with a low, aerodynamic profile that minimises noise and interference caused by air turbulence in addition to more efficient cleaning.
From the side, the Fiat Doblò is typified by an essential lines seamlessly spanning along the bottom from the front to the rear wheel arch which give it strength and dynamism. Side mouldings are standard on all versions. The side is accented by shiny black door pillars, highly functional, compact wing mirrors, and a flushed side door sliding guide integrated in the body, typical of MPVs. The large side windows confer a feeling of brightness and ample interior space. The big sliding side doors making getting in and out easier. They are large enough to accommodate rear electric windows opening the entire surface of the window for the first time in its segment.
The generously-sized rear section immediately suggests a large loading volume and amount of available space. Distinctive and modern, the swing tailgate of the new Fiat Doblò has a sleek style and a large window. The Fiat logo is set in the middle, like a small jewel stone. A unique shiny black fascia splits the tailgate in two: the upper glass part and the lower metal part.
The rear lights are arranged vertically and have a crystal clear transparent part which puts the accent on brightness. Finally, the enveloping bumpers merge into the rear wheel arches on the side and into the tailgate on the upper part without protruding.
The interiors have also been designed with functionality in mind to create appealing, welcoming environments with different combination of colours, materials and trims. The new Fiat Doblò offers many smart solutions for making the best use of on-board space, such as an array of storage compartments and flexible interiors, with up to seven seats, to satisfy the needs of those who wants to enjoy their Fiat Doblò with family and friends. Also the dashboard and the handy roof shelf are designed to ensure top level ergonomics and driving comfort.
Finally, the boot is the largest in its class (from 790 to 3200 litres with the seats folded) and, according to version, may be equipped with a parcel shelf adjustable to two heights to configure the boot as needed. Specifically, up to 70 kg can be loaded on the parcel shelf set to the lower position.
Environment and economy
The Fiat Doblò will be launched with four engines with 5 or 6 speed gearboxes, all designed and made by FPT - Fiat Powertrain Technologies:
* 1.3 Multijet II 16v - 90 HP (Euro 4);
* 1.6 Multijet 16v - 105 HP (Euro 5);
* 2.0 Multijet 16v - 135 HP (Euro 5);
* 1.4 16v - 95 HP (Euro 5).