Equally at home in the city as it is criss-crossing the country on the open road, the all-new FIAT Professional Talento will be the perfect van for many businesses who demand the best of all worlds - compact exterior dimensions with impressive interior volume of up to 8.6m³ and a payload of up to 1,249kg; ample load-pulling performance combined with outstanding fuel efficiency (47.9mpg / 5.9L/100km on the official combined cycle) and packed with features designed to improve the comfort, safety and productivity of the most precious cargo of all - the occupants.
From a design standpoint, the new Talento is compact and well-proportioned: the forward- stretching windscreen connects elegantly to the short bonnet and the overall effect is one of an imposing and dynamic front end. The grille is designed to wrap around the headlights and form a mask that together with the bumper and the grid conveys a solid and striking appearance, while offering a functional element of protection at the same time. The squared-off rear end allows for ample inner space and a high load capacity while giving the Talento a broad stance that exudes stability and strength. As a whole, the design is upright with bold, clear-cut lines in tune with the new family feeling of the FIAT Professional range.
In all, 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° 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. Employing Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, a system which reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by injecting a solution of non-toxic, non-flammable AdBlue® into the exhaust gas.
The entry-level engine is the 95hp 1.6-litre turbo-diesel which is ideally suited to city driving thanks to its high torque output of 260Nm and its excellent official combined cycle fuel efficiency figure of 43.5mpg and low CO2 emissions of just 170g/km. In EcoJet specification with Start&Stop, this engine can return an outstanding 46.3mpg on the official combined cycle and CO2 emissions are reduced to 160g/km. The 1.6-litre MultiJet 120hp offers an impressive mix of performance, value-for-money and efficiency, thanks to its 300Nm of torque, official combined cycle fuel efficiency figure of 43.5 mpg and emissions of just 170g/km.
The 1.6-litre Twin Turbo Ecojet diesel engines employ sophisticated turbo-charging technology to boost both performance and efficiency, resulting in outputs of 125hp and 320Nm of torque and 145hp and 340Nm for the top engine version. The first turbo provides high torque at low speed to ensure excellent engine responsiveness at low-to-medium revs, whereas the second turbo is activated at higher engine speeds to maintain linear performance across the rev range. As a result, there is no efficiency compromises despite the high power and torque outputs - indeed, the 125hp version is actually the most efficient in the range returning 47.9 mpg on the official fuel efficiency combined cycle with emissions of just 155g/km, while the high-performance 145hp engine matches the economy and emissions outputs of the EcoJet 95hp engine: 46.3mpg and 160g/km.
Inside, the FIAT Professional Talento has been designed to be easy and pleasurable to use for long periods of time, with ergonomically shaped and comfortable seats, a perfectly positioned steering wheel and controls which make every day driving more relaxing and safe. Examples of this attention to detail include the 90 litres of in-cabin storage space in a variety of shapes and sizes (including compartments hidden under the seat base and behind the seat back of the passenger seats), an additional blind spot-mitigating ViewPlus interior mirror, the innovative fold-down central seat with detachable clipboard holder and the available smartphone/tablet holder.
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.
Standard equipment on the entry level FIAT Professional Talento includes remote central locking, electric front windows (one-touch lowering on the driver's side), electrically operated and heated door mirrors, a full bulkhead, a height adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support and an arm rest, dual passenger seat, a powerful audio system with Bluetooth, DAB, USB, Aux-in, a full-size spare wheel and steering-wheel remote controls. The entry-level Combi Active adds a rear tailgate with window wiper and de-mister, luggage cover, passenger airbag, and folding/removable rear seats.
Key options (all prices excluding VAT) include air conditioning (£720), automatic lights and wipers (£110), front fog lamps (£110), bulkhead window (£60), "Mobile Office" (folding passenger sear, clipboard holder and under-seat storage £170), a leather-trimmed steering (£70), reversing camera with interior mirror monitor (£280), cruise control with speed limiter (£170), rear parking sensors (£220), ViewPlus wide-view mirror (£60) glazed rear doors (£170), plylining with a resin-coated plywood floor (£170), seven-inch touchscreen multimedia system with satellite navigation (£400), tow bar with pre-wiring and Trailer Sway Mitigation (£310 - excluding installation) and the cargo plus trapdoor (£30).
The SX version adds air conditioning, Mobile Office, ViewPlus, rear parking sensors, upgraded "Living Brown" interior trim and enhanced exterior detailing, while the SX Combi adds 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, automatic lights and wipers, a leather steering wheel, cruise control with speed limiter, the upgraded audio system with satnav and enhanced exterior and interior detailing. SX versions of the Talento van and crew van are priced at £1,000 more than the standard model, while the Combi SX is £2,000 more than the Active trim level.
As result of its broad range of body styles; its efficient and power engines; its clever and comfortable cabin and its low running costs, FIAT Professional Talento is a functional vehicle that helps customers maximise the value of their work, time and investment. Positioned between the Doblò Cargo and Ducato in the line-up, the full-line FIAT Professional range is now even capable of providing just the right vehicle for just about each and every customer's specific needs.
FIAT Professional's new Talento is now on sale with prices, excluding VAT and OTR charges, starting at £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.
The long-wheelbase FIAT Professional Talento is priced from £21,395 (1.6 MultiJet 120hp), the crew van starts at £21,145 (1.6 MultiJet 95hp), the platform cab is available from £21,545 (1.6 EcoJet 125hp S&S) and the Combi is priced from £21,885 (1.6 MultiJet 95hp).
Further information on the new Talento and the full-line FIAT Professional range is available from www.fiatprofessionalpress.co.uk and business users can find out more on the public website www.fiatprofessional.co.uk.
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