Fiat Doblo Cargo Motoring Review
Designed with practicality and comfort in mind in order to make the best use of its on-board space and accommodate up to seven occupants, the Doblò Panorama is the authentic “family-space” vehicle, offering top-class safety, cost-effective running and environmental friendliness.
The new Doblò Panorama offers the best in class in terms of load-carrying capacity and emissions reduction with a new style, as well as state-of-the-art technical features.
These results were achieved by the creation of a new platform, incorporating more room for passengers, a roomy 790-litre boot (3 200 litres with the seats folded down) and lower Co2 emissions (145 g/km with the 1.6 Multijet 77kW EURO 4 engine).
The distinctive front end features large, enveloping headlights, a big rounded bonnet which forms two side "muscles" on the mudguards, a broad central "mouth" with prominent logo in the central position and seamless bonnet and bumpers. An ample windscreen with black pillars completes the front end for a lighter and brighter passenger compartment and improved visibility.
From the side view, the Doblò Panorama features essential lines seamlessly along the lower section from the front to the rear wheel arch, giving it strength and dynamism. Standard side mouldings along with shiny black door pillars, highly functional compact wing mirrors and a flushed side-door sliding guide integrated in the body are typical of MPVs.
The large side windows confer a feeling of brightness and ample interior space. The big sliding side doors make ingress and egress easier and they are large enough to accommodate rear electric windows that open the entire surface of the window for the first time in its segment.
The generously sized rear section immediately suggests a large loading volume and amount of space. Distinctive and modern, the swing tailgate of the new Doblò Panorama has a sleek style and a large window. A unique shiny black facia splits the tailgate in two: the upper glass part and the lower metal section.
The rear lights are arranged vertically and have a crystal clear transparent lens, which puts the accent on brightness. Finally, the enveloping bumpers merge into the rear wheel arches on the side and into the tailgate on the upper region.
Available in the Dynamic trim level, the interiors of the Doblò Panorama, featuring durable Pacman Grey seat fabrics, have been designed with functionality in mind to create an appealing environment. Numerous smart solutions for making the most of on-board space, such as an array of storage compartments and flexible interiors, with seven seats as standard, satisfy the needs of those who want to enjoy their Doblò Panorama with family and friends. The dashboard, in Plancia Grey trim, and the handy roof shelf are designed to ensure top-level ergonomics and driving comfort.
The Doblò Panorama will be launched with a single engine variant, the 1.6 Multijet 105 HP featuring a 6-speed manual transmission, designed and manufactured by Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT).
Fitted with an electronically controlled turbocharger, the 1.6 Multijet delivers 290Nm of torque, has a top speed of 164 km/h and will accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 13.4 seconds.
The Fiat Doblò Panorama 1.6 Multijet 105 HP comes standard with a 3-year/100 000km full maintenance plan and warranty for peace-of-mind driving and will retail for R280 000.