The Fiat Fiorino won the Best Light Van Award in the 2012 Van Fleet World Honours. The vehicle received its award in London at the Royal Automobile Club and the commission board included experts from the Van Fleet World editorial team.
Talking about the award, Sebastiano Fedrigo, director, Fiat Professional UK said “Fiorino has enjoyed considerable success ever since it was launched, and continues to receive recognition and plaudits from both the experts and customers. It offers customers a winning combination of practicality, comfort, reliability and economy.”
Van Fleet World editor, John Kendall said, “Fiat opened up a new market sector when it launched the Turkish-built Fiat Fiorino. Although launching the new model as the economy went into meltdown might not have been part of the original plan, it enabled the company to point fleets towards models that fitted in with the spirit of recessionary downsizing.”
“A 2.5m3 capacity body and 660kg payload plus frugal 1.3-litre diesel engine suits many pockets and purposes, even if few will match the 80+mpg we’ve recorded on the MPG Marathon for the past few years.”
The Fiorino was developed together with Peugeot and Citroen and was designed for light commercial purposes and different urban transportations. The Fiat Fiorino is offered with a choice of Euro 5 diesel or petrol Multijet engines which develop between 73 and 95 hp.