Fiat Professional Van News From The Platts Team
The strength in depth and all-round appeal of Fiat Professional's light commercial vehicle line-up has been highlighted again with a brace of coveted category wins at the prestigious What Van? Awards 2017.
First the hugely successful Doblo Cargo was named Light Van of the Year by the influential title for the second year running. This capped an incredible 12 months for the widely-acclaimed model in which it was also named Light Van of the Year by VansA2Z and Best Small Van by both Van Fleet World and Trade Van Driver.
Meanwhile, the Fiat Professional Fiorino Cargo - the compact van built for the city - fought off fierce competition to be named Small Van of the Year.
The awards judges were impressed by the Doblo Cargo's versatility and practicality as well as the driving dynamics and comfort delivered by advanced features such as the van's sophisticated bi-link suspension.
In the case of the Fiorino Cargo, the model's frugal engines and compelling whole-life financials set it apart from the competition.
James Dallas, Editor of What Van?, said: "Being both versatile and practical, the Doblo Cargo remains the best light van around.
"And with its frugal, Euro6 engines, the Fiorino Cargo makes a great deal of sense for any city-based operator."
Accepting the award, Alejandro Noriega, Country Manager at Fiat Professional, said: "We are hugely proud of both the Doblo and Fiorino and are delighted to see them claim two more high profile awards for our brand.
"These awards are particularly special as they are awarded by a panel of experts who truly understand the LCV market and who know what van customers are looking for."
He added: "These awards are further evidence of the strength and competitiveness of Fiat Professional's van line-up, which has recently been bolstered by the arrival of the all-new Talento and Fullback pick-up, and underline the huge strides the brand is making as it aims to achieve its growth aspirations and further enhance its reputation."
With a payload of up to one tonne, a load volume of up to 5.0m3 and a range of highly efficient engines, the multi award-winning Doblo Cargo has proved a big hit with fleet operators. The Doblo 1.3 90 HP MultiJet II Tecnico is currently available from £149 per month (exc VAT) on business contract hire.
The Fiorino meanwhile is perfectly designed for the city - agile in traffic and easy to park while retaining and impressive load capacity of up to 2.8m3 and a payload of up to 660kg. The Fiorino 1.3 75 HP MultiJet II is available from £139 per month (exc VAT) on business contract hire.
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