Fiat Qubo (2009–)
Fiorino based 5-seater MPV with Fiat's 75PS 1.3 Multijet diesel or 74PS 1.4 petrol engine. Actually sits on Grande Punto floorpan. Also available with 6-speed Dualogic automated manual transmission. Diesel 119g/km C02 so £35 tax. Cargo capacity 330 litres, or 2,500 litres with back seats out. Twin sliding side doors. Rear seats fold flat or can be completely removed.
Length: 3,959mm (13’ 0”)
Width (body only): 1,716mm (5’ 8”)
Height: 1,735mm (5’ 8”)
- QUBO 1.4 FIRE Active: £9,750
- QUBO 1.3 16v Multijet Active: £10,950
- QUBO 1.4 FIRE Dynamic: £11,150
- QUBO 1.3 16v Multijet Dynamic: £12,350
14-7-2009: Ecodrive now fitted. eco:Drive allows drivers to download a record of their driving style from car to computer with a USB memory stick, and learn how to reduce their impact on the environment, is already available on other Fiat cars, including 500, 500C, Grande Punto and Bravo.
Four versions of the Qubo are available with prices ranging from £9,755 to £12,350. There are two engines, the 119 g/km CO2 1.3-litre MultiJet turbodiesel and a perky 1.4-litre petrol, plus Active and Dynamic trim levels that incorporate a generous amount of standard-fit equipment.
11-9-2009: Qubo Trekking 1.3 Multijet diesel announced to go on sale end September 2009. Benefits from addition of Traction+, a system that utilises an electronic differential lock to the front wheels to improve handling and control in mud, snow and other low-grip conditions.
Unlike most four-wheel drive systems, Traction+ does not have an impact on fuel economy or maintenance costs, and is designed to attract a much wider audience of motorists looking for an affordable off-road vehicle.
The system works by braking the driven wheel with the lowest grip and transferring more torque to the other wheel, with the result that there is more grip to overcome slippery conditions. The new Trekking version stands 20mm higher than the regular Qubo and comes as standard with sturdy features including front bumper with engine guard, exclusive wheel trims, Pirelli 2500 M&S (mud and snow) tyres and rear ‘Trekking’ stickers.
Priced at £12,650 OTR and attracts a low road tax thanks to its 115 g/km CO2 figure.