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New Fiat goes on sale

A new Fiat Doblo range has just gone on sale in the UK, featuring revised styling, further interior refinement, upgraded specifications, improved functionality and performance enhancements.

Doblo has sold over 150,000 units in Europe since going on sale at the end of 2000.

The car is priced between £9,595 and £11,995 on-the-road.

Specification includes air conditioning, radio/CD player and 15-inch alloy wheels as standard.

Three brand new engines make their first appearance in the new Doblo range, which now features two 1.4 8v petrol and two 1.3 16v MultiJet turbodiesel versions, with two 105bhp and three 120bhp 1.9 MultiJet turbodiesel versions completing the nine model line-up. All four powerplants are mated to five-speed manual transmissions.

The previous 1.2 65bhp petrol engine has been replaced by a 77bhp 1.4 litre FIRE unit, whilst Fiat Auto’s 105bhp 1.9 litre MultiJet turbodiesel with common rail technology is augmented by a more powerful variant equipped with a variable geometry Garrett turbocharger which boosts power output to 120bhp.

The new Fiat Doblo is on sale in three specification levels – Active, Family and Dynamic. Active versions include electric front windows, remote central locking, driver and passenger airbags, a height adjustable driver’s seat and armrest, 60:40 split/folding rear seats with a central, 3-point seatbelt, three rear head restraints, a stereo radio/cassette, ABS with EBD, Follow Me Home headlamps, and larger, 15-inch wheels.

Family versions boast the same specification as Active models, with the addition of two extra seats with 3-point seatbelts, front fog lights and colour coded bumpers. In addition to Active specification, Dynamic models feature air conditioning, a stereo radio/CD player, front fog lights, colour coded bumpers and 15-inch alloy wheels, a standard specification unmatched by any competitor in this market segment.

The options list includes a high roof version, glazed double rear doors, front seat side airbags, heated electric door mirrors, roof bars, a reverse parking sensor, air conditioning, a radio/CD player and Connect Nav + – Fiat's communications system. Connect Nav+ comes with a wide, seven-inch, full colour active matrix display screen, and offers a map navigation system, atlas function and voice activated commands for the telephone and a voice memo.

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