Between the 9th and the 11th of April the annual Commercial Vehicle show will be held at Birmingham’s NEC, where commercial manufacturers from across the world will gather and present both their current models and those that they are planning to release in the near future. Fiat is just one manufacturer that will be appearing at the show, and they will be pulling out all the stops by presenting seven of its vehicle’s, three of which will be debuting in the UK for the first time.
Fiat will include a ‘technology’ corner in their stand where visitors will be able to see the Fiat Professional product data system (PDS2), as well as the Fiat Professional mobile website and the company’s new and improved website for desktops. The three new commercial vehicles that the company will be debuting include the Fiorino Crew Van, the Scudo Crew Van and the Ducato Tipper. The Scudo Crew Van will be of interest to van owners looking for a vehicle that can transport a large amount of passengers, as this model offers six seats, including a three seat bench in the rear cabin with individual headrests and three-point seatbelts, as well as three seats in front with the same upholstery.
The Ducato Tipper is the new version of the famous Fiat van that has been popular with commercial vehicle drivers for a number of years, and includes new technology that provides excellent fuel efficiency as well as performance. Fiat are offering four different engines types for this model, including three 2.3 Multijet II engines that have a power output of 110bhp, 130bhp, or 148bhp, and a 3.0 litre Multijet Power Euro 5 Engine. Fiat are also offering the Comfort-Matic gearbox for models which include the 2.3 litre 130 and 150 Multijet II engines and the 3.0 litre 180 Multijet Power engine, which combines the practicality of a manual gearbox along with the comfort of an automatic transition.
The Fiorino will definitely be popular among those that use their vehicles to transport a large amount of goods, as the vehicle comes with sliding doors, removable rear seats as well as safety features including deadlocks and remote control central locking as standard. Fiat are obviously planning on taking the commercial vehicle market by storm this year, and if you are planning on investing any time soon then make sure you check out van insurance quotes for each model before you buy.