New Fiat Doblo is all about space

Fiat has revealed the first details about the redesigned 2010 Doblo van.

Designed to blend comfort with functionality, the Doblo offers upscale styling and room to accommodate seven people. Speaking of space, the van rides on a 2755mm (108.5") wheelbase which allows it to have a healthy 790 liter luggage compartment. For added flexibility, the interior is outfitted with seats that can be folded and tilted.

At launch, the Doblo will be available with four different engines: a 95 hp petrol and three Multijet diesels with outputs rated at 90, 105 and 135 hp. Later, a dual fuel engine (petrol/methane) and a diesel engine with a Dualogic robotized gearbox will be offered. To help reduce operating costs and emissions, the whole Doblo range has been equipped with a standard engine start/stop system.

In terms of safety, the Doblo is outfitted with hill-decent control, electronic stability control, and ABS with electronic brake force distribution.

While no interior pictures were released, Fiat says the Doblo offers automatic climate control, cruise control, parking sensors, a built-in Blue&Me hands-free communication system, and a Blue&Me TomTom navigator.

Besides the standard passenger van, Fiat has also introduced the new Doblo Cargo. Featuring a larger load compartment than the previous model, the Doblo Cargo will be available in seven different body configurations (short/long wheelbase, high top, short/long wheelbase five-seaters, and short/long drop-framed versions for easy conversion into refrigeration vans and flatbed trucks).

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