This new title completes a hat-trick of accolades for Fiat at this year’s TVD Magazine awards, following the collection of the Best City Van award, taken by the Fiat Fiorino, and the Best Small Pick-Up award won by the Fiat Doblo Work Up.
The Trade Van Driver Awards are decided upon not just by the expert panel of journalists at the magazine but also by a panel of readers who use light commercial vehicles as part of their businesses.
The TVD Magazine Editor, Matthew Eisenegger, presented the award to Fiat at the 2013 CV Show in Birmingham earlier this month.
Eisenegger commented: “We asked the traders on our judging panel which van was, in their opinion, the top choice for small business owners. The Fiat Doblò Cargo was their unanimous choice. Stylish looks, a huge range of models, low running costs, rock solid reliability, superb drivability and great back-up all added up to a vehicle that they felt just couldn’t be beaten”.
The director of Fiat Professional UK, Sebastiano Fedrigo, collected the TVD award for the Doblo Cargo at this year’s CV Show. He commented: “We are delighted that our class-leading Doblò Cargo has been recognised again in these awards”.
“It is particularly pleasing that this latest award is from traders who use their vehicles on a daily basis and who have recognised the considerable benefits our versatile Doblo Cargo brings to their businesses”.
The Fiat Doblo Cargo is the first Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) to have a bi-link rear suspension set-up. This is featured to ensure a smooth ride, lower loading height and better width between wheelarches.
Also, the bi-link suspension permits a rear axle load up to 1,450kg. The Doblo Cargo also boasts impressive capacity capabilities in terms of both weight and size, offering up to a 1 ton payload and up to 5.0 m3 volume.
Current engines for the Fiat Doblo Cargo include four MultiJet diesel units with power output ranging 90bhp to 135bhp. There’s also a 1.4-litre petrol unit available that produces 95bhp and delivers class leading fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures.
The Fiat Doblo range is available now at Perrys Fiat Dealerships found in Amersham, Aylesbury and Portsmouth.