Fiat Doblò
Fiat Doblo (22707961995)
Manufacturer Fiat
Production 2000–present
Predecessor Fiat Fiorino
Class Panel van/leisure activity vehicle

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.[1]

First generation (2000–2010) Edit

First generation
Fiat Doblo front
Also called Fiat Panorama
Fiat Doblò Classic
Pyongwha Ppeokkugi
Production 2000–2010
Assembly Bursa, Turkey (Tofaş)[citation needed]
Akçalar, Turkey (Karsan)[2]
Betim, Minas Gerais, Brazil (Fiat Automóveis)
[Naberezhnye Chelny], Russia (Fiat-Sollers)
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
(Mekong Auto)
Body style(s) 4/5-door panel van
5-door LAV
Engine(s) 1.2 L Fire I4 (petrol)
1.4 L Fire I4 (petrol)
1.6 L I4 (petrol)
1.6 L Natural Power I4 (CNG)
1.8 L E.torQ I4 (Flexfuel)
1.3 L Multijet I4 (diesel)
1.9 L D I4 (diesel)
1.9 L JTD I4 (diesel)
1.9 L Multijet I4 (diesel)
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
Wheelbase 2,583 mm (101.7 in)
2,963 mm (116.7 in) (Doblò Maxi)
Length 4,158 mm (163.7 in) (until 2005)
4,253 mm (167.4 in) (from 2005)
4,633 mm (182.4 in) (Doblò Maxi)
4,354 mm (171.4 in) (Adventure)[3]
Width from 1,715 mm (67.5 in) (until 2005)
1,722 mm (67.8 in) (from 2005)
1,763 mm (69.4 in) (Adventure)
Height 1,818 mm (71.6 in) (from 2005)
2,086 mm (82.1 in) (high roof)
1,957 mm (77.0 in) (Adventure)
Related Fiat Punto
Fiat Palio
Fiat Albea
Fiat Siena
Fiat Strada
Lancia Y
Fiat Doblo rear

Pre-facelift Fiat Doblò

Fiat Doblo Facelift 20090808 front

Post-facelift Fiat Doblò

Fiat Doblo Facelift 20090808 rear

Post-facelift Fiat Doblò

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.[4] The first Doblò was sold in January 2001.

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 Fiat Strada's platform, in turn derived from the Fiat Palio's one, using a rigid axle with leaf springs at the rear, instead of a torsion beam with coil springs as on the Palio.[1]

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.[5]

The facelift version came in October 2005, and was restyled with modifications to the front and rear light groups, and the total design of the front part.

Brazilian Doblò Edit

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 September 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.[6] 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 European facelift of 2005. Besides the 1.8 litre Powertrain, Doblò is now equipped with a 1.4 litre Fire flex engine.[7]

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.[8]

Engines Edit

2000–2006 Edit

Model Type Power
1.2petrol65 PS (48 kW/64 hp)
1.6 natural powernatural gas92 PS (68 kW/91 hp)
1.9 Ddiesel63 PS (46 kW/62 hp)
1.9 JTDdiesel105 PS (77 kW/104 hp)

2006–2009 Edit

Model Type Power
1.4petrol77 PS (57 kW/76 hp)
1.6 Natural Power (CNG)Natural gas92 PS (68 kW/91 hp)
1.3 16v Multijetdiesel75 PS (55 kW/74 hp)
1.9 Multijetdiesel105 PS (77 kW/104 hp)
1.9 16v Multijetdiesel120 PS (88 kW/120 hp)

Electric versions Edit

Micro-Vett Fiat Doblò has three battery versions:[9]

  • 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 sixty-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, travelled 300 kilometres (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).

Second generation (2010–present) Edit

Second generation
Fiat Doblò Cargo Maxi 1.6 16V Multijet (II) – Frontansicht, 3. März 2013, Düsseldorf
Also called Opel Combo
Fiat Doblò Work Up
Fiat Pratico
Vauxhall Combo
Ram ProMaster City (US and Canada, from 2015)
Production 2010–present
Assembly Bursa, Turkey (Tofaş)
Body style(s) 2-door chassis cab
2-door pickup
3-door panel van
4-door panel van
5-door panel van
5-door LAV
Platform Fiat Small platform
  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual
  • 5-speed automatic
  • 9-speed 948TE automatic
Wheelbase SWB: 2,755 mm (108.5 in)[10]
LWB: 3,105 mm (122.2 in)
Length SWB: 4,390 mm (172.8 in)
LWB: 4,756 mm (187.2 in)
Width SWB: 1,832 mm (72.1 in)
LWB: 1,832 mm (72.1 in)
Height SWB: 1,845 mm (72.6 in)
LWB: 1,880 mm (74.0 in)
Related Fiat Fiorino
Fiat Grande Punto[10]
Fiat Linea
Opel Corsa D
Opel Meriva B

The all new Doblò (Type 263) was launched in the beginning of 2010, and it is built in Turkey by Tofaş. The 2010 Doblò uses the Fiat Small platform, derived from the Grande Punto, with a new bi-link independent rear suspension instead of a torsion beam, 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).[11] The Doblò is also sold by General Motors European Opel and Vauxhall brands as Combo.[12]

2012 Fiat Doblò Cargo XL 105 Multijet Halmstad

2012 Doblò Cargo XL (Sweden)

As of July 2011 the Doblò is available as a pickup called Fiat Doblò Work Up[13] or Fiat Pratico in Turkey.[14] 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 United Kingdom in May 2013.[15]

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.[16]

Doblò EV Edit

In February 2010, Tofaş have revealed their development activities on the All-Electric version of their Doblò 2010.[17]

The vehicle itself was also introduced to press in July 2010, as "The First Commercial Electrical Vehicle Developed in Turkey".[18] It has been also revealed that, Tofaş will be FIAT's development pole for electric light commercial vehicles (LCV).[19] In 1 Millionth Doblo ceremony, Doblo EV was tested by press and Turkish Minister of Industry and Commerce, Nihat Ergün.

Facelift Edit

File:2017 Fiat Doblò LAV.jpg

Introduced at the Hanover Motor Show, the 2015 Fiat Doblò receives a revised front end with new headlamps, grille, and front bumper to coincide with the release of the Ram ProMaster City.[20]

Ram ProMaster City Edit

Dodge Ram ProMaster in MissionHills, California USA

Dodge Ram ProMaster City (front & rear) showing rebadged US market variant

The Ram ProMaster City (Type 636) is an Americanised version of the Fiat Doblò introduced in the 2015 model year to succeed the Dodge Caravan-based C/V Tradesman. The ProMaster City is built in the same plant in Turkey as the Doblò but is imported to North America. To circumvent the chicken tax, only passenger vans are imported into North America, with cargo vans being post-import conversions.

Unlike the Doblò, passenger versions of the ProMaster City use solid metal panels instead of glass in its rear quarters, and third row seating and the lift tailgate options are not offered. The 2.4 litre Tigershark engine mated to the 948TE 9-speed automatic transmission is the only power-train available for the ProMaster City.[21]

Engines Edit

2015 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman Cargo Van, front left

A 2015 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman Cargo Van (US)

Petrol engine
1.4 FIRE1368 cc I495 PS (70 kW/94 hp)@6000127 N·m (94 lb·ft)@45002009-on
2.4 Tigershark12360 cc I4179 PS (132 kW/177 hp)@6250236 N·m (174 lb·ft)@39002015-on
Compressed natural gas
1.4 T-JET Natural Power1368 cc I4120 PS (88 kW/118 hp)@5000207 N·m (153 lb·ft)@20002009-on
Diesel engine
1.3 Multijet1248 cc I490 PS (66 kW/89 hp)@4000200 N·m (148 lb·ft)@1500 2009-on
1.6 Multijet1598 cc I4105 PS (77 kW/104 hp) @4000 rpm290 N·m (214 lb·ft) @15002009-on
2.0 Multijet1956 cc I4135 PS (99 kW/133 hp) @3500 rpm320 N·m (236 lb·ft) @15002009-on

1 Only for Ram ProMaster City

References Edit

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  2. "Akçalar Fabrikası" (in tr). Üretim Tesisleri. Karsan (2010). Archived from the original on 2010-07-07.
  3. "Doblò Adventure" (in pt). Archived from the original on 2007-12-24. Retrieved on 2008-01-04.
  4. "Fiat Panorama". Archived from the original on 2007-12-30. Retrieved on 2008-01-04.
  5. "Pyonghwa Motors, Unification Church Do a Deal". Ross Institute. Retrieved on 2008-01-04.
  6. "25.09.2003 FIAT BRAZIL INTRODUCE OFF-ROAD DOBLÒ ADVENTURE". Retrieved on 2008-01-04.
  7. "Best Cars Web Site – Avaliação – Fiat Doblò 2010". Retrieved on 2013-06-13.
  8. "Best Cars Web Site – Fiat adota motor E-Torq no Doblò e altera detalhes no Siena 2011". Retrieved on 2013-06-13.
  9. "Micro-Vett SpA veicoli elettrici". (2009-06-30). Retrieved on 2009-11-19.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "17.12.2009 NEW MODEL: NUOVA FIAT DOBLÒ & DOBLÒ CARGO". Retrieved on 2009-12-18.
  11. "16.11.2009 New MODEL: NEW Fiat Doblò Cargo/Panorama". Retrieved on 2009-11-19.
  12. "Fiat launches the Doblò Work Up.". European Car News.
  13. Omar Abu Eideh (2011-07-01). "iat Doblò Work Up" (in Italian). Retrieved on 2013-06-13.
  14. "Vauxhall New Combo". General Motors.
  15. Witherington, Peter (2013-05-21). "Fiat Doblo Cargo XL van review – the chunky funky big small van". Business Vans. Business Car Manager. Retrieved on 2013-09-10.
  16. "Debutto in società per il nuovo Doblò Cargo XL" (in Italian). Edimotive S.r.l.. Retrieved on 2013-09-10.
  17. "Tofaş, Elektrikli Doblo için Çalışıyor" (in tr). Retrieved on 2010-10-15.
  18. "Ticari Araca ilk Elektrik Doblo EV ile TOFAŞ'tan" (in tr). Retrieved on 2010-10-15.
  19. "Bursa'dan Dünya'ya Elektrikli Doblo" (in tr). Retrieved on 2010-10-15.
  20. "Fiat Doblo Cargo is an Italian Ram Promaster City". Retrieved on 8 October 2014.
  21. 2015 Ram ProMaster City: The Ram-PMC Is a True Rock Box

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