Posts Tagged ‘Doblo’

Detroit Rivals Gunning for Transit Connect?

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Recent trademark filings by both Chrysler and General Motors indicate that Ford’s next-generation Transit Connect Wagon may not have everything its own way in the North American market. Chrysler has long hinted that versions of Fiat’s class-leading Dobló compact LCV and the Ducato large van could fill out the new RAM brand’s commercial vehicle offerings. Trademark applications in the US last month for both Ram Promaster and Ram Promaster City suggest that plans for both vans are progressing. The big surprise though comes from General Motors, which currently does not offer a modern compact LCV of its own anywhere in the world. Opel/Vauxhall’s Combo, originally a segment pioneer, has been replaced by a version of the Dobló produced by TOFAŞ in Turkey; while several emerging markets sell small Chinese Wuling vans under the Chevrolet badge, unsuitable for the US market. (more…)

World Premiere New Fiat Doblò: Meet the First ‘Family Space’

Monday, November 16th, 2009
New Fiat Doblò
© Fiat Group Automobiles

Turin — Meet the new Doblò, the Fiat car that is all about space.
A space to be shared with family and friends: a liveable space for people who travel and love to be in company; for people who choose the Doblò as a partner for leisure or work.

A vehicle designed to meet a need for functionality and comfort that makes the most of interior space and can accommodate up to seven people. An authentic ‘family space’ that can rely on top-class safety, economy and respect for the environment.

Compared to the previous version that sold approximately one million units (more…)

Fiat Previews Simba 4×4 Concept

Wednesday, November 27th, 2002
2002 Fiat Simba concept
Fiat Auto

Fiat Auto will preview a new subcompact with the Simba 4×4 concept at the Bologna Motor Show next month. The tall 5-door hatch was expected to replace both the Panda and the Seicento, but is considerably larger than both. At an overall length of 3680 mm (145″), a width of 1630 mm (64″) and an exaggerated height of 1730 mm (68″) it is nearly 11 inches longer than the Panda 4×4 and 14 inches longer than the Seicento. The new model has been seen on test in southern Spain without the concept's off-road modifications (photos published by Belgian AutoMagazine in October) and is expected to debut next September. (more…)