Fiat has debuted its new Talento panel van, which replaces the Scudo in its commercial vehicle lineup and slots in between the large Ducato and compact Doblo. Similar to the Scudo, which was based on the Citroen Jumpy, the Talento shares a platform with the Renault Traffic and Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro.
The Talento is styled in a more sporty fashion than the three vans it’s based upon, with a wraparound grille that nicely incorporates the headlights and an athletic looking lower fascia with LED daytime running lights. Fiat says 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.”
Exact details have yet to be announced, however Fiat says the Talento will be available with the same engine lineup as the Renault traffic and will be available in similar body configurations. As a result, the Talento should be available in panel van, people-carrier, crew can and flatbed body styles and with a range of single- and twin-turbocharged diesel engines ranging in output from 88 to 143 horsepower.
The Fiat Talento will go on sale in May.