Fiat Doblo Cargo

All-new Fiat Doblo: new styling, more space

Fiat Doblo Cargo test Review: Mark Bursa

Fiat Doblo Cargo 1.6 SX

What is it?

ALL-NEW second generation version of Fiat’s mid-sized panel van, slotting into the range between Fiorino and Scudo. It’s based on the Grande Punto platform, guaranteeing good drivability, while a more stylish body is roomier than the outgoing Doblo.

What’s hot?

Fiat Doblo Cargo cab

Cab finish is excellent: quality materials

  • Styling is a major improvement on the old Doblo…
  • …with a more rounded body with a very distinctive, bold face
  • Interior finish is excellent, with high-quality plastics and materials…
  • …plus good ergonomics, with lots of useful pockets and storage bins…
  • …even under the passenger seat cushion
  • There’s a choice of wheelbases with new Maxi LWB versions
  • Loadspace is square and will take two Europallets…
  • …cargo area well equipped, with flush lighting and plastic floor protector
  • Cargo floor is very low, to minimise back strain when loading up
  • Solid on the road, thanks to new bi-link independent rear suspension
  • This can be fine-tuned to suit the sort of loads you carry
  • Payload of 750kg is class-leading; loadspace up with sector best
  • Big rear door handles allow one-finger access and 180 degree opening

What’s not?

  • High-roof version is an option only on SWB Doblo Cargo…
  • …LWB Maxi is low-roof only…
  • …otherwise Fiat fears Doblo will take sales from larger Scudo
  • Despite all the pockets and bins, there’s no mobile phone pocket

What you need to Know

P11D Value: £12,895 ex-VAT
Monthly Rental: * £245 + VAT
What will it be worth: ** £n/a
GVW: 2,060kg
Payload: 750kg
Loadspace Volume: 3.4cu m
Basic Loadspace Dimensions: 1,8200mm long x 1,714mm wide x 1,305mm high
Engine: 1.6 16v MultiJet turbo diesel, 6spd gearbox
CO2 Emissions: 136g/km
Power/torque: 105bhp/290Nm
Economy: 54.3mpg

*Monthly contract hire rentals generated by Concept Vehicle Leasing. Based on a 36 month lease at 10,000 miles a year, 3+35 payments.

** Trade value of van if purchased after three years and 60,000 miles.
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Business Van Manager Road Test Rating

A lot of thought has gone into this van. The attention to detail is remarkable – it’s very hard to find faults. It looks much better than the old Doblo, and has been improved in almost every department – payload, loadspace, drivability, comfort and fuel economy. New 1.6-litre diesel is excellent, too, and stop & start system helps boost fuel economy to 54.3mpg, and CO2 to 136g/km. In a very competitive sector of the van market, Fiat Doblo Cargo is right up there with the best.