Fiat Doblo Cargo helps out children’s charity

The distinctive van, based on the Fiat Doblo people carrier, will help 24×7 Ltd refurbish Europe’s only holiday centre designed exclusively for customers with special needs.

The centre in Algarve, Portugal, needs refurbishing with 14 bedrooms, swimming pool, sensory garden and animal sanctuary and Fiat will help by supplying the small Doblo Cargo van.

Featuring unique chunky design and a cargo space of up to 4.2 cubic metres, the Doblo is also one of the most frugal vans in Fiat’s range thanks to its 1.6-litre MultiJet diesel engine.

"This means so much more than just a van to us," says Andy Mahoney of 24×7. "Having a high profile company such as Fiat supporting us raises our profile and should encourage others to help us too.

"The Doblo Cargo is a superb van and will be a great help with all the building work we have planned for Centre Algarve."

The van was delivered last week and will help for the building work at the centre immediately.

Simon Wheeler, fleet and remarketing director, Fiat Group Automobiles UK. "There is much to be done at Centre Algarve for which a good van will be essential, so I’m pleased for the Centre that the vehicle will be a Doblo Cargo."

The Fiat Doblo Cargo van range starts at £11,395 (basic price) for the 1.4 16v Petrol, rising to £16,295 (basic price) for the Maxi SX 2.0 MultiJet 16v Diesel.