Standard EquipmentTechnical SpecificationOptional ExtrasIndependent Review

Driver Convenience

  • Locking fuel cap
  • PAS

Exterior Features

  • Adjustable headlamps
  • Athermic windows

Interior Features

  • Cloth upholstery
  • Driver's seat armrest
  • Drivers seat height and lumbar adjust
  • Glovebox
  • Height adjustable steering wheel

Safety

  • Drivers airbag

Security

  • Remote central locking

Technical

  • 12V accessory socket
  • ABS + ABD
  • ESP
  • Particulate filter (DPF)
  • Uprated Payload (660kg)
  • Variable speed limiter

Wheels

  • Full size spare wheel

Emissions

CO

CO2 (g/km)

115

HC+NOx

Noise Level dB(A)

NOx

Particles

Standard Euro Emissions

EURO 6

General

Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07

Safety Concerns?

1

Badge Engine CC

1.3

Badge Power

80

Based On ID

Battery Volts

12

Chassis Engine Number

Clutch

SINGLE DRY PLATE

Coin Description

Coin Gross Vehicle Weight Code

Coin Power Output Code

Coin Series

Coin Wheelbase Description Code

Coin Wheelbase Name Code

Front Brakes

VENTILATED DISCS

Front Suspension

MCPHERSON STRUT

Timing Belt Interval Mileage

0

Hand Brake

REAR DRUMS

Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years

8

Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years

3

NCAP Safety Assist %

NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09

NCAP Front/Side Impact - Discontinued February 09

0

Badge Power

NCAP Pedestrian - Discontinued February 09

0

Badge Engine CC

Vehicle Homologation Class

Running Cost League Headings

Special Edition

1

Special Order

1

Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage

100000

Standard manufacturers warranty - Years

3

Vehicle Homologation Class

N1

Vin/Frame No.

Engine and Drive Train

Automatic Transmission

1

Catalytic Convertor

1

CC

1248

Cooling System

WATER

Cylinder Layout

IN-LINE

Cylinders

4

Engine Layout

FRONT TRANSVERSE

Engine Make

Fuel Delivery

COMMON RAIL

Fuel Delivery

DIESEL

Gears

5 SPEED

Manual Transmission

1

Camshaft

DOHC

Fuel Consumption

EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies

1

EC Combined (mpg)

64.2

EC Extra Urban (mpg)

76.3

EC Urban (mpg)

50.4

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)

Engine Power - BHP

80

Engine Power - KW

60

Engine Power - RPM

4000

Engine Torque - LBS.FT

147

Engine Torque - MKG

20.4

Engine Torque - NM

200

Engine Torque - RPM

1500

Top Speed

100

Tyres

Alloys?

1

Automatic Clutch

1

Plated 3rd Axle

Plated 4th Axle

Space Saver?

1

Tyre Make

Tyre Size Front

185/65 R15

Tyre Size Rear

185/65 R15

Tyre Size Spare

FULL SIZE

Wheel Style

Wheel Type

15" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Height

1721

Height (including roof rails)

Length

3957

Load Height

1205

Load Length

1523

Load Space Width Between Wheel Arches

1046

Side Load Door Height

1041

Side Load Door Width

644

Turning Circle - Wall to Wall

10.45

Wheelbase

2513

Width

1716

Weight and Capacities

Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb

9.95

Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)

45

Gross Vehicle Weight

1750

Load Space Volume

2

Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)

Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)

Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Removed

Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Up

Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Down

Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Removed

Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Up

Minimum Kerbweight

1090

No. of Seats

2

Max. Loading Weight

660

On The Road

Driver Convenience

Entertainment

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Safety

Security

Technical

Trim

Wheels

Summary

If van drivers can give up some of the carrying capacity they're used to, Fiat can give them lower running costs and extra manoeuvrability in the shape of this improved Fiorino van. It's a trade off that some will be only too happy to make with the Fiorino proving well-suited to the trials and tribulations of getting about modern towns and cities. The space available, both in the cabin and in the load area, will be the major concern for operators looking at the Fiorino. For some, there just won't be enough room to cover all eventualities. Those than can manage, however, get a vehicle ideally suited to its role, with the excellent 1.3-litre diesel engine giving the Fiorino a key advantage over its sister vehicles from Peugeot and Citroen.

Background

As our cities and urban areas continue to indulge their penchant for expansion and sprawl, commercial vehicles may have to undergo a spot of shrinkage to cope. At least that's the view at Fiat where the compact Fiorino van is being touted as the ideal solution for operators that find themselves beset by congestion and plagued by soaring costs. The Fiorino is Fiat's smallest purpose-built van. The Italian firm will also supply you with a commercial version of its Punto supermini but its teeny load carrying capacity precludes it for many. The Fiorino delivers a reasonably spacious load bay coupled with micro dimensions that should make the cuts and thrusts of metropolitan motoring that bit easier to avoid. The van, like the mainstay of Fiat's light commercial vehicle range, was created in partnership with PSA Peugeot Citroen. This means that prospective buyers can obtain vehicles that are borderline identical to the Fiorino in the shape of the Peugeot Bipper and Citroen Nemo. Fiat, of course, would prefer that they didn't.

Driving Experience

The engine line-up is a key reason why operators might choose the Fiorino instead of the Peugeot and Citroen models that share its platform. Fiat has installed its acclaimed Euro6-compliant 1.3-litre Multijet oil-burner rather than the 1.4-litre diesel used by its French partners. The unit comes with either 80 or 95bhp and is extremely compact and lightweight, giving rise to excellent fuel economy and with at least 190Nm of torque, it feels strong as well. With that maximum torque produced at 1,750rpm, the Fiorino has the punchy element to its performance that's perfect for darting in and out of traffic. It also has the accurate steering and tight turning circle that operators want when space is tight. The alternative to the 1.3-litre Multijet diesel is a 1.4-litre petrol powerplant with 77bhp. Here torque of 118Nm is produced at 2,600rpm so there's less urgency at low revs but the petrol is smooth, refined and, crucially, costs less. Petrol tends to be routinely avoided by van buyers but the low-mileage, urban usage for which the Fiorino was designed might make unleaded a viable option for some. All models get a five-speed manual gearbox as standard but the diesel is available with the 6-speed Comfort-Matic sequential manual transmission which can operate in automatic mode.

Design and Build

In terms of style, the front bumper of this revised Fiorino has been restyled but otherwise, not much has changed in terms of the exterior aesthetics. So this van retains the high-mounted headlamps that are not only synonymous with its identity but also have a practical role in improving visibility and ensuring they are less susceptible to parking mishaps. Smarter 15-inch wheel covers and 15-inch, diamond finish, burnished alloy wheels complete the external revisions. As ever, the Fiorino has been designed with the urban environment very much in mind. The wheels are pushed to the corners of the vehicle to maximise interior space and manoeuvrability while keeping the van compact and wieldy. Inside, the redesigned steering wheel is available with remote stereo controls and leather trim. The instrument cluster gets revised graphics with permanent backlighting for better visibility. Plus an extra storage compartment has been added to the dashboard. A new, five-inch, colour, touchscreen infotainment system is also offered for the first time, with Bluetooth, USB/AUX ports and available satellite navigation and DAB radio. As before, the interior of the Fiorino will feel a little confined to those familiar with full size compact vans but there's reasonable space for driver and passenger. The driving position is upright and affords a good view of your surroundings with the seat and the steering wheel offering a good range of adjustability. Lots of the switchgear will be familiar to owners of Fiat passenger cars and these days the Italian firm is well up to speed in terms of build quality. The general impression is one of user-friendliness and sturdy design.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £11,500 ex VAT and even base versions of this Fiorino van are reasonably well equipped, including items like power steering, a CD stereo, height adjustment for the steering wheel and driver's seat, plus a ladder frame bulkhead. Further up the range, you get remote central locking, a nearside sliding side door, electric windows, electric mirrors and other extras. Safety-wise, this Fiorino offers all the safety systems of its predecessor: ABS braking with EBD, ESC stability control complete with ASR, a Hill Holder clutch, parking sensors and front and side airbags. Here's also a Combi model with a row of seats in the back. And, for drivers who need to tackle rough terrain or simply want to take on the winter weather with confidence, there's an Adventure version that offers 15-inch wheels with specific M+S tyres, raised suspension, oversized body protection, a front bumper with skid plate and Fiat's 'Traction+' electronic differential lock system which assists driving in low-grip conditions.