Well, it’s a case of six of one!, as FIAT PROFESSIONAL has launched the new Doblò and E-Doblò, the fifth generation of the model.
Based on the current and original Groupe PSA Peugeot Partner & Citroen Berlingo, the new Doblo joins the extended compact van family line that now includes the Opel & Vauxhall Combo and Toyota Proace City.
With E-Doblò, the now Stellantis brand continues its electrification strategy: FIAT by 2024 aims to go fully electric on every new model in Europe and to offer an all-electric range from 2027. The new Doblò excels in terms of versatility, payload and safety and is available with both electric and thermal combustion engine.
In RHD, the new Doblò will be available in two lengths with two different configurations (Van and Crew Cab). Close attention was given to the vehicle’s comfort during the design phase to consider the needs of professionals who use their vehicle eight or more hours a day. The goal is to offer a stress-free work experience with sound insulation and suspension designed to reduce bumps and vibrations.
The “Magic Features” of the Doblò provide modularity, sustainability and safety, making it a reliable, versatile and flexible work companion.
Magic Cargo allows for a 0.5 m3 increase in cargo volume and the possibility of loading long objects like pipes or ladders reaching up to 3.4 m of load length. To add more space, it is possible to raise the seat on the passenger side and use the compartment underneath for boxes or fragile objects. There is also a rotating tray table to turn the Doblò cabin into a mobile office.
Magic Mirror is a 5” digital rearview mirror providing three different views: a rearview mirror, a complete view of the blind spot area and rear parking camera improving visibility and safety.
Magic Plug, available only on the E-Doblò, makes it possible to use the electric energy produced by the battery for specific conversion needs like a cargo fridge or a workbench for power tools.
In the full-electric version the E-Doblò offers top-class payload – up to 800 kg on both wheelbases– allowing to load up to 2 euro-pallets; while in the ICE version, Doblò can reach up to one ton of load capacity.
Available in both long-wheelbase and short-wheelbase versions, the long-wheelbase version reaches a maximum volume of 4.4 m3 thanks to the Magic Cargo feature. The Crew Cab long wheelbase body allows a unique modularity between seat and cargo space, thanks to a sliding bulkhead, which enables to modulate cargo space or passenger seating as needed.
Together with the electric version, two diesel versions are available: 1.5 litres in 100 HP with manual transmission; 1.5 litres in a 130 HP with both manual and 8-speed automatic transmission. And, lastly, there is a 1.2 petrol-engine in 110 HP.
The new E-Doblò is equipped with a 100-kW electric motor and a 50kWh battery that allows more than 280km of autonomy, in the WLTP cycle. Thanks to the new engine, the new E-Doblò reaches a top speed of 125 kp/h and up to 260 Nm of maximum torque. Plus, the zero-emissions version offers one-of-a-kind flexibility to the customer and a best-in-class charging capability, thanks to the “Rapid Charge Mode” up to 100 kW, which allows to charge in direct current 80% of the battery in just 30 minutes.
The driver can choose between different modes: Normal, Eco and Power. Each mode modifies the vehicle’s driving response, optimising the vehicle performance: “Normal” is recommended for driving in regular traffic; “Eco” improves its fuel economy and “Power” improves the peak power of the vehicle.
The introduction of the battery pack did not cause any structural changes: the E-Doblò is available in the same LCV dimensions, features and configurations as those with thermal combustion engines.
The New Doblò is equipped with active safety and security systems that assist the customer while driving, allowing them to safely enjoy the journey. The model offers 17 safety features and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), which place it at the top of the segment.
Available systems include:
- Automatic recognition of traffic signals;
- Active safety brake, which is activated to reduce the risk of collision;
- Lane Keeping Assist, which warns the driver if the vehicle leaves the lane and then gradually brings the vehicle back to the correct position;
- Driver Attention Alert, which monitors the driver’s level of attention and signals when it is the moment to take a break.
In order to offer the best performance and greater traction in every condition like snow, mud or sand, the Doblò in its LCV version is equipped with a Grip Control System, while the Hill Descent Control system allows for the perfect control of the vehicle in the case of gradients of more than 3%.
Finally, the head-up display provides the driver with the most important information without getting distracted; meanwhile, the front and rear parking sensors and the rear camera allow the easiest and safest parking.
The all-new Doblò and E-Doblò will be manufactured in the Stellantis plant in Spain (Vigo) and will take advantage of the existing and successful K9 program that serves other Stellantis brands.