Fiat unveiled the all-new third-generation Doblò and the completely electric e-Doblò compact vans this week. The Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Rifter, and Opel Combo Life, as well as the Toyota ProAce City Verso, are all constructed on the same chassis as the new Doblò.
The attractive front grille with chrome elements and new Fiat emblem distinguish the e-Doblò aesthetically. Apart from the Fiat and e-Doblò logos on the tailgate and the 16-inch alloy wheels, the remainder of the bodywork is similar to its siblings.
The Doblò van is identical to the passenger version, with the exception that the side windows have been replaced with panels and the decorative wheels have been removed.
Unlike the MPV, which is only available in a five-seater short-wheelbase body style, the LCV is offered in a long-wheelbase body style and three different configurations (Van, Crew Cab, Combi) aimed at practicality and luggage capacity maximization.
A similar concept continues into the cabin, where the only indication that you are not driving a Peugeot Rifter is the Fiat emblem on the steering wheel.
The new Fiat Doblò has a digital instrument cluster and an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, as well as a 5-inch digital rearview mirror and an optional head-up display.
The e-Doblò includes five separate seats and an optional Magic Window that allows the back windshield and tailgate to open independently.
The optional Magic Top allows more light into the cabin while also providing additional storage areas for personal belongings.
The cargo area of the long-wheelbase Doblò can accommodate up to two euro-pallets and has a maximum volume of 4.4 cubic meters, which is somewhat smaller than the previous-generation Doblo XL's 5 cubic meters. A movable bulkhead is available for moving longer objects. The Magic Plug function of the e-Doblò vehicle allows the battery to power appliances or tools.
There are petrol and diesel engines available for the Doblò van. The 1.5-liter turbodiesel engine produces 99 or 128 horsepower, and the turbocharged 1.2-liter petrol engine produces 109 horsepower. A manual gearbox transmits power to the front axle, with an eight-speed automatic transmission available on the most powerful diesel.
The e-Doblò is equipped with a 50 kWh battery and a single front-mounted electric motor that produces 134 horsepower and 260 Nm of torque. In the WLTP cycle, the e-Doblò has a range of more than 280 km and allows fast-charging up to 100 kW (80% in 30 minutes). The e-Doblò can reach the top speed of 130 km/h which is electronically limited.
The electric version has a payload of up to 800 kg, while the ICE-powered variants have a payload of up to 1,000 kg.
Pricing of Fiat Doblò and e-Doblò isn't available yet and will be released near the launching date but it shouldn't be way different from its other rebadged sisters.