24 October 2016

FIAT PROFESSIONAL TALENTO MAKES IRELAND DEBUT

  • All-new Fiat Professional Talento goes on sale in Ireland
  • Model to launch market at Fleet Transport Awards
  • Wide choice of variants allows buyers to tailor the perfect vehicle Range of efficient diesel engines offer up to 6.1 l/100km
  • Emissions as low as 160g/km
  • Prices from €18,735 exc VAT and VRT

Fiat Professional will strengthen its offering at the heart of the medium van segment when the versatile and economical all-new Talento goes on sale in Ireland next month.

Designed to offer supreme versatility and choice, the Talento is available in either short or long wheelbase form, a wide variety of body styles and with a choice of powerful and highly efficient state-of-the-art engines.

Behind its compact and stylish exterior lies an impressive all-rounder offering an interior volume of up to 8.6m³ - and enough space to accommodate three Euro pallets even in short wheelbase form - a payload of up to 1,249kg and formidable load pulling power.

Available with a choice of advanced turbo and twin turbo diesel powerplants, Talento can return up to 6.1 l/100km (46.3mpg) on the official combined cycle while CO2 emissions are reduced to as low as 160g/km.

Talento also features a suite of cutting edge FIAT Professional technology - including EBA (emergency brake assistance) and Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) - created to improve the comfort, productivity and safety of those on board.

The arrival of Talento, which is positioned between the Doblò Cargo and Ducato in the FIAT Professional range, gives the brand one of the most complete van ranges available in Ireland, with a model to suit the specific needs of virtually all end users.

Prices for the all-new Fiat Professional Talento start at just €18,735, excluding VAT and VRT.

Intelligent design

Design has been at the core of Talento's development from the beginning and the vehicle's stylish appearance adds to its appeal.

With bold, clear-cut lines and an upright stance, Talento is unmistakably part of the Fiat Professional family. But a number of unique styling cues give it a personality of its own.

At a glance, the model is compact and well-proportioned - the forward-stretching windscreen connecting elegantly to the short bonnet to create an imposing and dynamic front end. This is further enhanced by the grille which is designed to wrap around the headlights for additional effect and added protection.

The squared-off rear end, meanwhile, helps to maximise the Talento's carrying capacity and the practicality of the load while giving the van a broad stance that exudes stability and strength.

Wide range of body styles

Flexibility is a core strength of the new Talento, with buyers able to choose from a huge array of options to tailor-make a vehicle that fully meets their needs.

Panel vans are available with a standard or high roof in both long and short wheelbase form while people carriers and crew cabs are also available in long and short wheelbase guise.

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 can open up to a wide angle of 255° while the sliding side door has an aperture of 1,030 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 a generous 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 1,249 kg with a GVW of up to 3,060kg.

Powerful, efficient and economical engines

Beneath the bonnet, the all-new Talento is available with a choice of reliable, powerful and efficient 1.6-litre turbo and twin-turbo diesel engines, all mated with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard.

All employ Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, a system which reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by injecting a solution of non-toxic, non-flammable AdBlue® into the exhaust gas.

The entry-level 95hp 1.6-litre turbo-diesel is ideally suited to city driving thanks to its high torque output of 260Nm and its excellent official combined cycle fuel efficiency figure of 6.5 l/100km (43.5mpg) and low CO2 emissions of just 170g/km. In EcoJet specification with Start&Stop, this engine can return an outstanding 6.1 l/100km (46.3mpg) on the official combined cycle and CO2 emissions are further reduced to 160g/km.

The 1.6-litre MultiJet 120hp meanwhile, offers an impressive mix of performance, value-for-money and efficiency, thanks to its 300Nm of torque, official combined cycle fuel efficiency figure of 6.5 l/100km (43.5 mpg) and emissions of just 170g/km.

The 1.6-litre Twin Turbo EcoJet diesel engines employ sophisticated turbo-charging technology to boost both performance and efficiency, resulting in outputs of 125hp and 320Nm of torque and 145hp and 340Nm for the top engine version. The first turbo provides high torque at low speed to ensure excellent engine responsiveness at low-to-medium revs, whereas the second turbo is activated at higher engine speeds to maintain linear performance across the rev range. As a result, there is no efficiency compromises despite the high power and torque outputs - indeed, the 125hp version is actually the most efficient in the range returning 47.9 mpg on the official fuel efficiency combined cycle with emissions of just 155g/km, while the high-performance 145hp engine matches the economy and emissions outputs of the EcoJet 95hp engine: 46.3mpg and 160g/km.

Advanced safety as standard

Safety was a key consideration throughout the development of Talento and as a result all models are equipped with an impressive array safety features.

All versions are fitted with LED daytime running lights, ABS with EBD (electronic brake distribution) and EBA (emergency brake assistance) in addition to a sophisticated ESC system with Hill Holder and Traction+ and a blind spot-mitigating ViewPlus interior mirror as standard.

Buyers can also specify the advanced Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) system which automatically modulates engine power and the braking force applied to each wheel to ensure the stability of both vehicle and trailer.

Other safety options include side airbags and window-bags, a front parking assist system and a reversing camera with a display in the rear-view mirror.

Comfortable and practical cabin

Talento's cabin is functional, practical and comfortable.

Ergonomically shaped seats, a cleverly designed console and well positioned controls all help to create a relaxing environment.

This clever layout has also created an incredible 90 litres of storage in a variety of shapes and sizes, including compartments hidden under the seat base and behind the seat back of the passenger seats.

Meanwhile, an innovative fold-down central seat features a detachable clipboard holder and optional smartphone/tablet holder.

Standard equipment on the entry level FIAT Professional Talento includes remote central locking, electric front windows (one-touch lowering on the driver's side), electrically operated and heated door mirrors, a full bulkhead, a height adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support and an arm rest, dual passenger seat, a powerful audio system, a full-size spare wheel and steering-wheel remote controls. The entry-level Combi Active adds a rear tailgate with luggage cover, passenger airbag, and folding/removable rear seats.

The SX version adds air conditioning, Mobile Office, ViewPlus, rear parking sensors, full wheel covers, upgraded "Living Brown" interior trim and enhanced exterior detailing, while the SX Combi adds 17-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, automatic lights and wipers, a leather steering wheel, cruise control with speed limiter, the upgraded audio system with satnav and enhanced exterior and interior detailing.

Orders for FIAT Professional's new Talento will open in Ireland shortly with prices, excluding VAT VRT and dealer related delivery charges, starting at €18,735 for the 1.6-litre MultiJet 95hp SWB standard roof van.

The long-wheelbase FIAT Professional Talento is priced from €20,335 (1.6 MultiJet 120hp), the crew cab starts at €21,145 (1.6 MultiJet 95hp) and the Combi is priced from €24,000 (1.6 MultiJet 95hp).

Further information on the new Talento and the full-line FIAT Professional range is available from www.fiatprofessionalpress.ie and business users can find out more on the public website www.fiatprofessional.ie.

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FIAT Professional UK Press Office Contacts:

Kate Saxton - PR Director +44 (0)1753 519592 kate.saxton@fcagroup.com
Puneet Joshi - PR Office +44 (0)1753 519591 puneet.joshi@FIAT.com

 

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