Fiat Doblo’s newest version has been on the market for many years, and the Turin automaker must refresh its design as quickly as feasible. Perhaps he might use the recent merger of FCA and PSA, which resulted in the formation of Stellantis and, in particular, the Peugeot Rifter.
Kleber Silva, a Brazilian designer, developed a similar concept into a very fascinating digital project. He chose the Rifter as a starting point for imagining what the next version of the Doblo could look like when it debuts in 2024.
Next Fiat Dobl: a Brazilian designer creates a representation of the new generation.
The only distinctions between Kleber Silva’s envisioned Fiat Dobl and the actual Fiat Rifter are at the front and back. The Brazilian designer altered the headlamps and front grille, drawing inspiration from recent Fiat cars introduced in Brazil, such as the new Strada and Toro pick-up.
The grille is distinguished by the large Fiat emblem and a tiny Italian flag in the bottom right corner. On the rear, the main change is that the Peugeot emblem and Rifter name have been replaced with Fiat and Doble. MORE: FIAT 500 RED Pricing for New Tiny Electric Special Edition
Take note of the Freedom lettering on the tailgate’s bottom right, which relates to the setup. In Brazil, this moniker is used for a number of Stellantis vehicles, notably the new Strada, the brand’s best-selling light commercial vehicle.
Given Fiat’s stated goal of being 100 percent electric by 2025, the year in which new petrol and diesel vehicles will no longer be sold in Europe, we may anticipate the new Fiat Doble to launch only in an all-electric configuration. In this scenario, it is possible that it will share characteristics with the Peugeot e-Rifter, which has been sold in Italy for many months.
It has a starting price of € 36,150 and comes in four trim levels: Active, Allure, Allure Pack, and GT. It is powered by a 136 hp (100 kW) electric motor with a maximum torque of 260 nm, which it shares with almost every other PSA EV. MORE: New Fiat Uno: Citroen C3 Third Generation
Additionally, a 50 kWh battery provides a maximum range of 245 kilometers. The accumulator may be recharged in 5 hours using the 11 kW charger. Alternatively, you may use the quick recharge to achieve 80 percent in only 30 minutes.
Introduced in 2000, it is produced by Fiat in Europe, at its Tofas plant in Bursa, Turkey, and, since 2001, in Brazil, at Fiat Automoves’ huge plant in Betim. It succeeded the Fiat Fiorino introduced in 1977 on European markets, civilizing the idea. (Note: the Fiat Fiorino was produced in Brazil until 2012 in the 1977 form, which was restyled many times).
1st generation Fiat Doble
It was introduced soon after the Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, and Renault Kangoo and had a 1.2-liter petrol engine with 65 horsepower and a 1.9-liter diesel engine with 69 horsepower. These two engines, which are relatively underpowered, are soon supplemented by a 1.6 16v petrol engine producing 103 hp and a 1.9 JTD Turbo-Diesel engine producing 100 hp common rail, which is better capable of moving the machine’s 1,300 kg. MORE: Fiat Pulse Expected to Offer Unique Characteristics
In 2000, the following engines were available:
65 horsepower 1,248 cm 3 petrol
1,598 cm 3 Natural Power 92 hp methane
1910 cm 3 diesel engine with 69 cylinders
1910 cm 3 JTD diesel engine with 100 horsepower
The SX, ELX, and Malibu all have faux plastic chrome finishes.
These finishes will subsequently be phased out in favor of the Active, Class, and Emotion finishes seen on the rest of the Fiat range.
In 2004, the Dobl Family was introduced, a seven-seater Class type.
The Fiat Doble had a significant update of its range in the autumn of 2005, with new engines and a minor restyling of the front face, headlights, and rear lights, as well as an upgrade of the interior fittings.
Phase II of the Fiat Doblo
Although the set is less unique than the first, it provides the car a more pleasant and polished look. The engine lineup has been significantly updated, and there is now a diverse selection of diesel engines, including the Fiat Multijet 1.3 engines with 84 hp and the Fiat Multijet 1.9 engines with 105 and 120 hp.
The Doble Cargo line has been expanded with the addition of a Maxi model with a longer wheelbase and a load capacity of 4 m 3.
2005 engines from the second series:
77 horsepower 1,368 cm 3 petrol
1,598 cm 3 petrol-natural gas engine 92 horsepower
85 horsepower 1,248 cm 3 16v Multijet diesel
1 910 cm 3 Multijet diesel engine with a power output of 105 horsepower
1,910 cm 3 16v Multijet diesel 120 hp 1,910 cm 3 16v Multijet diesel.
Is this a reasonable price for powerful diesel?
The Fiat Doblo 2.0 JTDM is one of the most powerful high-roof station wagons on the market, powered by a two-liter diesel engine producing 135 horsepower. Is the price premium for the huge diesel engine justified?
When choosing a high-roof combination à la Fiat Doblo, the low price and great amount of capacity are usually the deciding factors – not the engine power. Then why would you choose a 135-horsepower diesel engine that invariably increases the purchase price?
In the case of the Fiat Doblo, the premium over the 105 hp 1.6 Multijet with equal equipment is a reasonable 900 euros. In exchange, you get 10% greater displacement and 10% more torque (320 Nm vs. 290 Nm), which results in a considerable improvement in dynamics.
The engine is drowned out by the wind noise.
However, does temperament matter in a high-roof station wagon? Well
Almost as long as the Fiat Doblo, but only in the city. However, as soon as
On the highway, it is essential to go faster than the recommended speed since it must overcome the thick air resistance created by its wide front surface – the Fiat Doblo may use the additional horsepower to keep reserves ready even at speeds above 130 km / h.
The engine is barely audible in the Fiat Doblo because of the wind noise, however, the diesel is rather evident. The turbocharger occasionally produces an audible hiss to emphasize rapid acceleration.
Additionally, despite its van beginnings, the Fiat Doblo’s manners are fairly decent. On longer excursions, neither the seats nor the suspension causes considerable discomfort to the passengers, and the two-tone interior design is as inviting as it is functional.
The voluminous body’s greatest advantage is its spaciousness. However, only the Fiat Doblo’s two rear sliding doors provide convenient access to compact parking spaces; the sweeping tailgate consumes a considerable rear area.
Parking sensors, which come standard on the Fiat Doblo’s Emotion package, aid in navigating. The two-liter diesel engine is only available in this configuration and costs 22,150 euros, which includes air conditioning and a CD player, as well as a leather steering wheel and the Blue & Me package with USB connection, and hands-free kit, and Eco drive software for fuel economy optimization.
It can’t hurt to assist you in reducing your fuel use, even though the Fiat Doblo’s usage is pretty reasonable at 8.2 L / 100 km. Anyone who already prefers Emotion equipment might consider the 135 horsepower diesel. 900 euros is an appropriate premium.