Fiat Doblo Cargo wins prestigious 2013 van award

The Cargo specification of the Fiat Doblo van received plenty of praise from The editor of this website, Neil McIntee, commented: “Fiat’s Doblo Cargo is one of the most impressive vans of its size to have been launched over the past few years. That is why we have made it our Light Van of the Year for 2013”.

He added: “One of the aspects that really appeals is the unique and intelligently designed rear suspension system. A bi-link independent set-up, it has been installed with an eye to enhancing ride and handling, and has done just that. Light in weight, it’s compact too”.

“What really impresses is the breadth of model choice available. Drivers are going to be happy too. It rides and handles well with the rear suspension coping admirably, both laden and unladen. A great piece of functional design from the Italian manufacturer”.

The Fiat Doblo Cargo is the first light commercial vehicle launched to have a bi-link rear suspension set-up, which ensures a smooth ride, a lower loading height and better width between the van’s wheelarches. The bi-link suspension package also allows the Doblo Cargo to carry an impressive rear axle load of up to 1,450kg.

With the Doblo Cargo you get an overall impressive load capacity in terms of both weight and size. The van can hold up to a ton payload measuring at up to 5.0m3 volume.

The Fiat Doblo Cargo also offers a range consisting of up to five different low emission engines which comply with Euro V specifications.

The engine line-up includes a 1.4-litre petrol unit with 95bhp, as well as four MultiJet diesel units including a 1.3-litre 90bhp engine, two 1.6-litre units with 90bhp or 105bhp and a 2.0-litre diesel with 135bhp.

The Fiat Doblo range currently includes many other different specification bodystyles besides the Cargo van. The full line-up also features Cargo Maxi, Cargo SX, Cargo Tecnico, Cargo Maxi SX and the Cargo Maxi Tecnico. Further bodystyles include Combi, Combi Maxi, Platform Cab, Work Up and XL.

UK customers can view and purchase a model from the expansive Fiat Doblo line-up at Perrys Fiat Dealerships found in Amersham, Aylesbury and Portsmouth.