Added: 04 May 2017
Two Fiat Professional vehicles have been honoured in the 2017 Trade Van Driver Awards.
The Fiat Professional Talento, which joined the Fiat's commercial vehicle range last year, has been named Traders' Choice by the magazine, while the Fiat Professional Fiorino was awarded the Best City Van accolade.
Trade Van Driver, the leading van magazine for small business users, is the only publication which caters for the owner-driver and small fleet operator. The awards are judged not only by the magazine's expert panel, but also by a selection of readers who use light commercial vehicles as part of their businesses.
Commenting on Talento, the magazine judges said: Brand new for this year, the Talento is Fiat Professional's medium panel van replacement for the old Scudo and ticks all the boxes for traders who need a stylish, comfortable van which will transport five cubic metres or so of cargo.
And on Fiorino: Fiat Professional's functional approach to the design and practicalities of a small commercial vehicle make the Fiorino the perfect tool for trade users who need a small van for city use.
"I am delighted that the Talento has secured this award against some strong competition," says Richard Chamberlain, Head of Brand, Fiat Professional UK. "It is also pleasing that the judges have recognised the continuing attributes that our Fiat Professional Fiorino provides to small business users."
"Trade Van Driver magazine prides itself on offering a true reflection of the thoughts and feelings of its readership," says Matthew Eisenegger, Editor of Trade Van Driver. "Now in its sixth year, it is great to see some products taking the accolade for a sixth time, as well as new products scoring a first win."
About Fiat Professional Talento:
Talento has a generous load capacity that helps to make it the ideal workmate for professionals, adding to its great versatility and ability to adapt to the most diverse needs of its customers. The name Talento evokes the innate qualities of the vehicle and the concept of traditional Fiat Professional value and dependability by making reference to the name of an ancient coin - the Talent. The name has high symbolic value and suggests what the vehicle can do, its abilities and, in short, its talent. Prices start at £19,995 (excluding VAT, VED, delivery and plates) for the 1.6 SWB 10 MultiJet 95 HP.
About Fiat Professional Fiorino:
With over 370,000 units sold since it was first launched, the model that invented the small van segment was refreshed in 2016 to consolidate its market position and offer even more to the professional user. The new Fiat Professional Fiorino retains the compact dimensions that make it perfect for use in cities: agile in traffic and easy to park, without sacrificing any of its remarkable load capacity of up to 2.8 m3 or payload capacity of up to 660kg. The Fiorino features modern design touches, inside and out, with new ideas that help it retain its position as a top choice in terms of performance, running costs, comfort and functionality. Prices start at £11,565 (excluding VAT, VED, delivery and plates) for the Cargo 1.4 75 HP Fire.