Fiat Talento (2016–)
Fiat unveils Talento panel van
Named after an ancient coin, the Talento uses powerful and efficient turbo and twin-turbo diesel engines with outputs peaking at 145PS.
In all, there are nine body styles to choose from – the standard- and high-roof vans in short- and long-wheelbase versions, short- and long-wheelbase people carriers and crew vans and a long-wheel base platform cab. Innovative features include the CargoPlus storage area under the passenger seats which allows professionals to carry objects up to 3.75m in length (4.15 for LWB versions) by sliding them into a special bulkhead opening.
Rear doors open up to a wide angle of 255° allowing easy access and usage of the loading bay while the sliding side door has an aperture of 1030 mm and a load edge just 100mm above the ground. The load volume equals 5.2m3 in short wheelbase models, 6m3 in long wheelbase versions and 8.6m3 in the long wheelbase high-roof derivative. This means that the Talento, even in the short wheelbase trim level, is capable of carrying three Euro pallets and, depending on the version, a payload of up to 1249 kg with a GVW of up to 3060kg.
The Talento is equipped with powerful and efficient 1.6-litre turbo and twin-turbo diesel engines, all equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. The 125PS version is the most efficient in the range, returning 47.9mpg on the official fuel efficiency combined cycle with emissions of 155g/km, while the 145PS engine matches the economy and emissions outputs of the EcoJet 95PS engine: 46.3mpg and 160g/km.
Talento gets mid-life update
Fiat introduces 2.0-litre Euro6d-Temp engines and updated features in the cabin, including a 7-inch Touch-Radio Nav infotainment system that is Apple CarPlay ready and Android Auto compatible.
2.0-litre EcoJet engine with Start & Stop technology, which provides improved fuel economy, reduced CO2 emissions and better power and torque than the previous 1.6-litre engine. Available in three different power outputs - 120PS and 320Nm, 145PS and 350Nm and 170PS and 380Nm - peak torque is already available at 1500rpm. The engine is equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger for smoother performance at low speeds and thanks to its electronic control, the new turbocharger can adapt its fluid dynamics to engine speed and driving style. These engines use Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology to decrease nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by injecting a solution of AdBlue into the exhaust gas.
Inside, the Talento MY20 is refreshed with black interiors to create an elegant and functional ambience that is complemented by numerous storage compartments, with a total capacity of 90 litres. The base version now features the Techno Silver Pack as standard, while SX, Tecnico and Sportivo will come with the Glossy Black Pack to highlight air vents, infotainment system and buttons in the cabin.
To improve productivity on the go, the Talento MY20 features a DAB radio with Bluetooth as standard on the base and SX models, while the Tecnico and Sportivo versions are now fitted with a 7-inch Touch-Radio Nav, which is Apple CarPlay ready and Android Auto compatible.
Equipped with USB input and DAB radio, the system also offers navigation and Bluetooth technology as standard. As well as mirroring apps from the driver’s phone, CarPlay also implements Siri voice control for use while driving. The system is compatible with Android Auto as well, projecting apps and services on to the central display.
Available with a full range of body types (low roof and high roof van, crew cab and platform cab), the Talento MY20 comes in a choice of two lengths, two heights and two different wheelbases. By combining these elements, the renewed model can be tailored to meet all needs for light transport, from 5.2 to 8.6 cubic meters and with a gross vehicle weight from 2.80 to 3.05 tons and a payload that can reach 1258kg.
In addition to all this, by opening the “CargoPlus” partition situated under the passenger seats, professionals can carry objects measuring up to 3.75m in length (4.15m for the long wheelbase trim level). The extraordinary flexibility is also guaranteed by the loading height of just 552mm and the sliding door width of 1,030mm.
The load volume of 5.2 cubic metres in the short wheelbase trim, 6 cubic metres in the long wheelbase trim and a generous 8.6 cubic metres in the long wheelbase and high roof trim means that the Talento MY20, even in the short wheelbase trim, can carry three Euro pallets.