New Fiat Doblo arrives in the UK

The family-orientated MPV has been made longer than the previous version and boasts the most storage space -3200 litres – in the class with all of the rear seats folded down.

Standard Doblo models come with five seats, but higher specifications offer the option of a removable set of two seats in a third row.

Overall, there are eight versions of the large Doblo MPV available, with a choice of three more frugal engines than on previous models.

The two diesel engines, a 1.6 16v and 2.0-litre turbodiesel, employ Fiat’s new MultiJet technology and offer best in class low-CO2 emissions. Alternatively, the 1.4 16V petrol engine delivers 95bhp.

All engines are Euro 5-compliant and come with fuel-saving Start&Stop technology and a gearshift indicator to advise the driver when it’s the optimal time to change gear.

Active, Dynamic and Eleganza trim levels all feature a redesigned interior including new upholstery, seats, steering wheel and a new dashboard. Additionally, the Doblo is the first in its class to feature full-size electric rear windows.

Fiat says the driver will have ‘superb’ visibility from the commanding driving position and all models will be fitted with body-coloured bumpers, Electric Stability Programme, ABS anti-lock brakes and Electronic Braking Distribution (EBD).

To date, the Fiat Doblo has sold more than one million models worldwide since the launch of the first generation in 2000, success attributed to competitive prices and a practical design.

Similarly with the latest version, prices are low, with an entry-level Fiat Doblo priced at £12,295 and a top of the range Doblo coming in at £17,145.