Fiat is extending its UK presence in the LCV market with the introduction of the new Talento. Sold by Fiat Professional division, the van has an interior volume of up to 8.6m³ and a payload of up to 1,249 kg.
there are nine body styles to choose from – the standard- and high-roof vans in short- and long-wheelbase versions, short- and long-wheelbase people carriers and crew vans and a long-wheel base platform cab.
Innovative features include the “CargoPlus” storage area under the passenger seats which allows professionals to carry objects up to 3.75m in length (4.15 for LWB versions) by sliding them into a special bulkhead opening. Rear doors can open up to a wide angle of 255 degrees allowing easy access and usage of the loading bay while the sliding side door has an aperture of 1,030 mm and a load edge just 100mm above the ground.
The load volume equals 5.2m³ in short wheelbase models, 6m³ in long wheelbase versions and a generous 8.6m³ in the long wheelbase high-roof derivative. This means that the Talento, even in the short wheelbase trim level, is capable of carrying three Euro pallets and, depending on the version, a payload of up to 1,249 kg with a GVW of up to 3,060kg.
The new Fiat Professional Talento is equipped with reliable, powerful and efficient 1.6-litre turbo and twin-turbo diesel engines, all equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard.
In terms of safety, all versions are fitted with LED daytime running lights, ABS with EBD (electronic brake distribution) and EBA (emergency brake assistance) in addition to a sophisticated ESC system with Hill Holder and Traction+ as standard. Available safety features include side airbags and window-bags a Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) system which guarantees total stability when towing by automatically modulating engine power and braking force applied to each wheel to stabilise both the vehicle and a wayward trailer. A front parking assist system and a reversing camera (with a display in the rear-view mirror) are also available.
New Fiat Professional Talento is priced from £19,795 for the 1.6-litre MultiJet 95hp SWB standard roof van. The 1.6-litre MultiJet 120hp SWB is priced at £20,195 while the twin-turbo 1.6-litre EcoJet 125hp S&S is priced at £20,645. The range topping twin-turbo 1.6-litre EcoJet 145hp S&S is priced from £21,245.