Fiat has revealed a new face for its second-generation Doblo, and the nearly five year-old small van couldn’t be happier.
Revealed at this week’s IAA show in Germany, the Doblo drops the bulging eyes and Audi-like mouth for 2015, picking up a broad new smile and a more compact headlight design.
The unveiling also brings further confirmation that the Doblo will make its way here in the coming months, with Fiat’s local arm confirming with TMR today that a December or January debut is on the cards.
In Australia, the Doblo will take on the likes of Volkswagen’s Caddy - which owns 56 percent of sales in the light-van segment - along with the Renault Kangoo (19.8 percent) and the Suzuki APV (15.4 percent), among others.
Updates for the 2015 Doblo include not only that all-new face, but also a massively overhauled interior.
There’s a new dash and a new steering wheel, along with a new integrated centre display replacing the basic top-mounted navigation unit available in the outgoing range.
There’s also a new bench seat for three passengers, in place of the conventional two-seat front row previously offered.
At the petrol end will be two 1.4 litre units in 70kW/127Nm and 88kW/206Nm states, while a dual-fuel petrol/methane unit will also be offered in Europe.
There’s also a new ‘Traction+’ traction control system, and Fiat says it has also improved sound insulation in the cabin.
In Europe, the updated Doblo will launch in Cargo, Combi, Truck and Flatbed styles.
Watch for Australian specifications to be revealed in the coming months.