|aka||Fiat Panorama (Singapore)|
|Production||2001 - present|
|Class||Commercial Van |
|Body Style||Van/five-door MPV|
|Wheelbase||wheelbase - type here|
|Weight||Weight - you get the point|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual, FWD|
|Engine||1.4 litre MPI petrol |
1.6 litre 'Natural Power'
1.3 MultiJet diesel
1.9 MultiJet diesel
|Power||1.4 - 76 hp |
1.6 - 91 hp
1.3 MultiJet - 77 hp
1.9 MultiJet - 104-118 hp
|Similar||Citroen Berlingo |
|Designer||Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)|
The Fiat Doblò is a panel van and leisure activity vehicle produced by Italian automaker Fiat since 2000. It was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 2000.
First generation (2000–present)[edit | edit source]
It was first launched to the public in the Netherlands, and received the "2006 International Van of the Year" award by an international jury from 19 countries. In Singapore, a 1.4-litre LAV variant is marketed as the Fiat Panorama in 5 and 7-seater versions.
The Doblò carries a payload of up to 730 kg (1,609 lb), with an interior volume of 3.2 cubic metres (110 cu ft). The Doblò uses platform of Fiat Palio Station Wagon. It is manufactured by Fiat's Tofaş subsidiary factory in Bursa, Turkey, in Brazil since 2002 and in Russia and Vietnam. Turkish models have an engine range that includes a 1.4-litre petrol, a 1.9-litre MultiJet, and a 16-valve 1.3-litre MultiJet.
In North Korea Pyonghwa Motors produces Doblò branded as its own name Ppeokkugi.
The facelift version came in autumn 2005, and was restyled with modifications to the front and rear light groups, and the total design of the front part.
Brazilian Doblò[edit | edit source]
Launched in 2002 the Brazilian Doblòs were initially available with two 16-valve petrol engines, a 1.3-litre Fire and a 1.6-litre Torque. From 2004 to 2009, the only engine available in Brazil was an 8-valve 1.8-litre Powertrain, supplied by General Motors do Brasil. This engine was produced initially in a petrol version and later as flex fuel.
In 2003 Fiat Brazil introduced an off-road 4x2 version called Fiat Doblò Adventure, also with the straight-4 Powertrain 1800 cc engine. It has revised exterior look with bigger bumpers and mouldings and raised ride height 6 cm (2.4 in) and spare wheel on the rear. In 2009, the whole Adventure line (Doblò, Idea, Strada and Palio Weekend) was equipped with a locking differential. The line was rebadged as Adventure Locker. Only in the 2010 model, the Brazilian Doblò and the Doblò Adventure were updated with the 2005 European facelift. Besides the 1.8-litre Powertrain, Doblò is now equipped with a 1.4-litre Fire flex engine. In the 2011 model, the 8-valve 1.8-litre Powertrain engine was replaced by the brand new 16-valve 1.8 litre E-Torq engine, produced by Fiat Powertrain Technologies.
Electric versions[edit | edit source]
Micro-Vett Fiat Doblò has three battery versions:
- Go Green, an 18 kWh Altairnano lithium-ion NanoSafe battery pack. The battery pack can be fully recharged in less than ten minutes using AeroVironment´s high voltage, 125 kW rated, rapid charging system.
- a 43 kWh lead-acid battery pack, providing a range of 150 km (93 mi) in the urban duty cycle on a single charge; recharging takes 5–8 hours
- 60 x 200 AH 3.6V lithium modules; Battery life: 1000 cycles at 80% DOD / 2000 cycles at 70% DOD
The vehicle uses a 30 kW (60 kW peak) motor from Ansaldo Electric Drives, that gives 120 km/h (75 mph) top speed.
On October 2, 2007, a 60 day demonstration of the All-Electric Fiat Doblo was begun. The Electric engine is powered by a custom 18 kWh Altairnano high performance NanoSafe(R) battery pack, traveled 300 kilometers (190 mi) in an urban delivery circuit. The custom battery pack was fully recharged in less than ten minutes a total of three times using AeroViroments' high voltage, 125 kW rated, rapid charging system. The vehicle will be driven an estimated total of 7,500 kilometres (4,700 mi) during the 60-day demonstration period, which translates to an annual equivalent use of 45,000 kilometres (28,000 mi).
Engine[edit | edit source]
2000–2006[edit | edit source]
Model Type Power
- 1.2 petrol 65 PS (48 kW; 64 hp)
- 1.6 natural power natural gas 92 PS (68 kW; 91 hp)
- 1.9 D diesel 69 PS (51 kW; 68 hp)
- 1.9 JTD diesel 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp)
2006-2009[edit | edit source]
Model Type Power
- 1.4 petrol 77 PS (57 kW; 76 hp)
- 1.6 Natural Power (CNG) Natural gas 92 PS (68 kW; 91 hp)
- 1.3 16v Multijet diesel 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp)
- 1.9 Multijet diesel 105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp)
- 1.9 16v Multijet diesel 120 PS (88 kW; 120 hp)
Second generation (2009–present)[edit | edit source]
The all new Doblò was launched in early 2010 and is built in Turkey by Tofaş. The 2010 Doblò uses new platform which has 2,755-millimetre (108.5 in) wheelbase, 790-litre (28 cu ft) luggage compartment, and low CO2 emissions (129 g/km with the 1.3 Multijet 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) engine). The Doblò is also sold by General Motors European Opel and Vauxhall brands as Combo.
As of July 2011 the Doblò is available as a pickup called Fiat Doblò Work Up or Fiat Pratico in Turkey. There is also a raised roof version, as well as an extended wheelbase van called the "Doblò Cargo Maxi". These two features are combined for the Fiat Doblò Cargo XL, a high-roofed, long wheelbase panel van model with a one-tonne payload, equipped with the 105 hp (78 kW) 1.6 litre Multijet common rail diesel. The XL, which can carry as much as the bigger and more expensive Scudo, was presented in the UK in May 2013. In other markets the XL appeared in 2012, and it is available with all diesel engines excepting the 1.3 and also the 1.4 T-Jet. There is also an XL Combi, with a 135 PS (99 kW) version of the 2.0 diesel.
Doblò EV[edit | edit source]
In February 2010, Tofaş have revealed their development activities on the All-Electric version of their Doblò 2010.
The vehicle itself was also been introduced to press in July 2010, as "The First Commercial Electrical Vehicle Developed in Turkey". It has been also revealed that, Tofaş will be FIAT's development pole for electric light commercial vehicles (LCV). In 1 Millionth Doblo ceremony, Doblo EV was tested by press and Turkish Minister of Industry and Commerce, Nihat Ergün.
2015 facelift[edit | edit source]
Introduced at the Hanover Motor Show, the 2015 Fiat Doblò receives a revised front end with new headlamps, grille, and front bumper, likely to coincide with the release of the Ram ProMaster City.
Ram ProMaster City (2015)[edit | edit source]
The Ram ProMaster City is an Americanised version of the Fiat Doblò. The ProMaster City will be built in the same plant in Turkey as the Doblo and imported to North America. To circumvent the chicken tax, only passenger vans will be imported into North America, with cargo vans being post-import conversions. Unlike the Doblò, passenger versions of the ProMaster City will have solid metal panels instead of glass in its rear quarters. The 2.4 L Tigershark engine matted to the 948TE 9-speed automatic transmission will be the sole powertrain available for the ProMaster City.
Main Competitors[edit | edit source]
- Nissan Micra
- Hyundai Getz
- Mitsubishi Colt
- Toyota Yaris
- Honda Fit/Jazz
- Tata Indica
- Hyundai i20
- Chevrolet Aveo