Fiat Professional has refreshed its Talento van range for the model year 2020 with new 2.0-litre Euro6d-Temp engines, new interiors and new connectivity. Fiat hopes the MY 2020 enhancements will consolidate the success of the Talento which, during the first six months of the year, achieved a growth in sales volumes of 13 percent compared to the same period of 2018.
New features in the cabin include a 7" Touch-Radio Nav infotainment system that is Apple CarPlay ready and Android AutoTM compatible via a dedicated app.
A major innovation of the MY 2020 Talento is the introduction of the new 2-litre EcoJet engine, which complies with the Euro6d-Temp standard and is characterised by fuel-efficiency improved by up to 11 percent, with better power and torque than the previous 1.6-litre engine.
Available in three different power ratings (120 HP and 320 Nm, 145 HP and 350 Nm and 170 HP and 380 Nm) and with peak torque already available at 1500 rpm, the engine is equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger for a smoother ride and brilliant performance at low speeds to the benefit of fuel efficiency in real use. Thanks to its electronic control, the new turbocharger can adapt its fluid dynamics to engine speed and driving style to provide the right supercharging at all times.
The engines implement Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology that abates nitrogen oxide emissions by injecting a solution of AdBlue® into the exhaust gas.
Finally, the engine range of the Talento MY 2020 is completed by the compact 1.6 EcoJet Turbo 95 HP with S&S and 260 Nm, also with variable geometry turbo and SCR technology.
Inside, the Talento MY 2020 is designed to provide morecomfort and excellent ergonomics, with rugged fabrics and well-shaped seats, which guarantee comfortable seating for all passengers. The perfectly positioned steering wheel and controls which make everyday driving more relaxing and safer.
In particular, the new Black interiors have been refreshed to create an elegant and functional ambience that is appropriately complemented by the numerous storage compartments - with a remarkable total capacity of 90 litres - and "Mobile Office". Upon demand, this practical and intelligent solution includes an innovative reclining central seat, fitted with a foldaway table, opening backrest with storage compartment and document storage pocket.
Available with a full range of body types (low roof and high roof van, people mover, crew cab and floor cab), the Talento MY 2020 comes in two lengths, two heights and two different wheelbases. Load capacity ranges from 5.2 to 8.6 cubic meters and with gross vehicle weights from 2.80 to 3.05 tons and a payload that can reach 1,266 kg.
By opening of the "CargoPlus" partition under the passenger seats, professionals can carry objects measuring up to 3.75 metres in length (4.15 metres for the long wheelbase trim level). This flexibility is helped by the threshold height of just 552 millimetres and the width of the 1030 millimetres sliding door (placed at 100 millimetres from the floor).
Load volume equals 5.2 cubic metres in the short wheelbase trim level, 6 cubic metres in the long wheelbase trim level and a generous 8.6 cubic metres in the long wheelbase and raised roof trim level; this means that the Talento MY 2020, even in the short wheelbase trim level, can carry three Euro pallets.
The new Talento MY2020 also features updated infotainment with a new 7" Touch-Radio Nav device which is Apple CarPlay ready and Android AutoTM compatible. Equipped with USB input and DAB radio tuner, the system also offers navigation function and Bluetooth® technology for hands-free phone use. Furthermore, Apple CarPlay shows road directions optimised according to traffic conditions and can be used to make and receive phone calls, send and receive text messages and listen to Apple Music, audio books and podcasts while remaining focused on the road.
CarPlay also implements Siri voice control and is specifically designed for use in driving scenarios.
The system is compatible with Android AutoTM as well, to continue the Android experience in the car, by "projecting" apps and services on to the central display. It is designed to make retrieving information while driving easy and safe. The drivers can use Google MapsTM or Waze to obtain route guidance and easily access music, multimedia contents and their favourite messaging apps. To learn more about Android Auto compatibility: support.google.com/androidauto.