Fiat Fiorino awarded Fleet World’s Best Light Van honour

Fiat’s Professional van range has earned another accolade as its Fiorino model has been named the Fleet World Honours Best Light Van 2014.

Known for its high durability, the Fiorino van sits under the umbrella of the Fiat Professional range.

Praised for its high payload, versatility and low running costs by Fleet World judges, the Fiorino is one of the most practical vans on the market and has in fact been voted Best Light Van by Fleet World for three years running.

Annual Van Fleet World Honours

The winners at the annual Van Fleet World Honours awards are chosen using the expert opinions of the Van Fleet World editorial team as well as compiled data provided by a number of leading leasing companies and fleet advisors.

According to Dan Gilkes, Editor, Van Fleet World: “While there have been a number of car-derived launches in the last year, none matches the versatility and load-carrying capabilities of the FIAT Fiorino.

“The addition of enhanced traction versions of the Fiorino- with Traction+ grip control and standard Mud & Snow tyres – simply adds to its versatility, offering operators who regularly have to cope with poor weather conditions a relatively cost-effective alternative.”

The Fiat Fiorino offers an impressive maximum payload of 660kg and a load volume of 2,800 litres when equipped with the optional folding passenger seat.

To go alongside its flexible practicality, the Fiorino offers a frugal MultiJet II turbo-diesel. This efficient diesel returns an impressive average of 65.7mpg – which means lower running costs.

New Fiorino Sportivo trim

Enhancing the appeal of the Fiorino van is a recently introduced Sportivo trim. This new version of the Fiorino builds on the Tecnico model with alloy wheels, Sportivo side-stripes as well as a slight bump up in power to 95hp – without compromising fuel economy.

Just like with the aforementioned Tecnico model, the new Sportivo model also has comfort features like Blue&Me connectivity with a TomTom satnav dock, front fog lights, parking sensors and air conditioning.

With all of this kit on offer, the Fiorino Sportivo is one of the best equipped and best value models in its segment at just £9,695.

Francesco Russiello, Marketing Manager at FIAT Professional UK, said: “We are delighted that the Van Fleet World judges have once again chosen the FIAT Fiorino as the top vehicle in this increasingly important and competitive segment.

“To keep the Fiorino in front, as with every product in our range, we are constantly improving all aspects of the ownership experience and with the new Sportivo models we feel we’ve got an irresistible product for the owner-operator or small enterprise that really wants to make a statement!”