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The Fiat Fiorino is a LCV that has come in three generations starting from 1977. The urban van is manufactured in Turkey alongside with the Peugeot Bipper and Citroën Nemo, powered by 1.3-litre MultiJet diesel engines by Fiat. Due to its compactness, it’s easy to handle in the city. Being less than four metres in length, it can be parked even in a cramped place. Despite its compactness, the Fiorino is rather spacious inside. Second-row seats in the Fiorino Combi as well as a passenger seat in the Cargo can be folded flat if you need more cargo space (in the latter case, load volume is increased from 2.5 to 2.8 m3). Besides, tall drivers are comfortable behind its wheel.
Exterior & Interior
The Fiat Fiorino’s dimensions are the following: length varies between 3,864 and 3,970 mm, width is 1,716 mm, height is from 1,721 to 1,803 mm, and cargo capacity is 2.5 m3.
The Fiorino’s driver is OK with long-distance journeys – the driver’s seat is very comfortable even for tall people. However, the same cannot be said about a passenger seat. As it can be folded flat, it’s much less supportive.
Apart from basic height-adjustable steering wheel and driver’s seat, lumbar adjustment, electric mirrors and windows, remote central locking, etc., the Fiorino offers such optional features as roof bars, second sliding side door, electronic stability control, larger wheels, fog lights, stop-start system, reverse parking sensors, Blue&Me infotainment system, air conditioning, satellite navigation system, etc.
If you’re going to purchase the Fiorino, you’ll have to choose an engine you’d like the van to be equipped with. Fiat manufactures Fiorinos powered by 1.4-litre 73 bhp petrol and 1.3-litre 75 bhp and 95 bhp diesel engines.
The Fiorino’s size and performance peculiarities are perfect for driving in the city and on local country roads. If you need a car for regular far-away travels, you’d better look for something else.
A driver won’t have problems with the van’s five-speed manual gearbox; it’s nice. Still, the Comfort-Matic automatic one makes driving much smoother. Although load-carrying suspension and short wheelbase can add some roughness to the ride, the van is still under a driver’s control. Thanks to the Traction+ system, the Fiorino is safe to drive on muddy or snowy roads.
The Fiorino’s standard safety features include ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, driver’s airbag, and electronic stability program (the latter is standard only in the Adventure models). The Traction+ driveline, rear parking sensors, and passenger aibags can be added at buyer’s will. No safety issues have been registered yet. Fiat gives a three-year or 120,000-mile warranty on the Fiorino.
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