With hatchback-like dimensions, the Fiorino Combi is a compact combination of car and van. It offers seating for up to five people within and can handle loads weighing up to 175kg, making it eminently versatile and capable of doubling up as both a commercial and personal vehicle. And by removing the rear row of seats, the load compartment volume increases to 2.5 cubic metres, enhancing its business credentials.
This transport-focused edition of the Fiorino increase the volume of the load area to 2.8 cubic metres and has the option to add a retractable passenger seat up front to give it even more room than would normally be available on a van of this size.
A pair of swing doors at the rear and a sliding door on one side, coupled with a panel van body, make access a priority in its design. A second sliding door can be added as an option, so look out for this feature on used models.
Available in both Combi and Cargo editions like the Fiorino, the Doblo is a step up in terms of size and payload potential. With capacities ranging from 750kg to just over a tonne, the Doblo is the opposite of work-shy.
A selection of MultiJet engines are on offer, providing Euro 5+ emissions compliance, start-stop economy capabilities and plenty of torque to make carrying loads less of a chore. The Doblo can also be found as a chassis cab platform for conversion with refrigerator bodies and other add-ons or as the drop-side WorkUp iteration.
Short or long wheelbase, higher or low roof, glazed or panelled, the Scudo is a van that can be adjusted to fit the requirements of almost any buyer.
With a maximum capacity of 1.2 tonnes, it can also handle a range of payloads, accommodating equipment and goods on pallets with up to seven cubic metres of usable space in the rear.
Two sliding doors are available as standard, as are two swing doors at the rear which open by up to 180 degrees so that the van can be loaded and unloaded in no time at all. Even the standard roof version of the Scudo has a load compartment height of 1449 millimetres, which allows it to outdo every other van in its class.
Whether for transporting goods, ferrying passengers or bearing the weight of a range of body conversions, the Ducato is a van platform that can do it all. And in its current generation it is more technologically advanced and affordable to run than ever before.
With fuel consumption of up to 45.6mpg achievable with the engine stop-start option added to the package, the Ducato can drive down costs while still covering mile after mile. And efficiency is further enhanced thanks to the presence of a gear-shift indicator which lets the driver know when is the optimal time to change up or down to save fuel.
Further benefits include self-levelling suspension, which can keep the vehicle flat and level even if loads are unevenly distributed in the rear. This helps with the handling and also means that damage to the undercarriage when driving over small obstacles or up inclines is prevented.