Fiat Fiorino Leasing
The Fiat Fiorino has impressive manoeuvrability and low running costs, while featuring one of the best small diesel engines there is. It’s a great antidote to the woes of urban van operators, making Fiat Fiorino leasing an option well worth considering.
Why Would You Want One?
The engine line-up is a key reason why operators might choose a Fiat Fiorino lease option instead of a package based on the Peugeot and Citroen models that share its platform. Fiat Fiorino contract hire figures are based around a range of petrol and diesel versions: the brand has installed its acclaimed Euro6-compliant 1.3-litre Multijet oil-burner rather than the 1.4-litre diesel used by its French partners. It has excellent fuel economy but with a punchy element to its performance that's perfect for darting in and out of traffic.
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In terms of style, the front bumper of this revised Fiorino has been restyled but otherwise, not much has changed in terms of the exterior aesthetics. So this van retains the high-mounted headlamps that are not only synonymous with its identity but also have a practical role in improving visibility and ensuring they are less susceptible to parking mishaps. The wheels are pushed to the corners of the vehicle to maximise interior space and manoeuvrability while keeping the van compact and wieldy.
Inside, the redesigned steering wheel is available with remote stereo controls and leather trim. The instrument cluster gets smart graphics with permanent backlighting for better visibility. A sophisticated five-inch, colour touchscreen infotainment monitor is optional, with Bluetooth, USB/AUX ports and available satellite navigation and a DAB radio.
On the road, you get the accurate steering and tight turning circle that operators want when space is tight. All models get a five-speed manual gearbox as standard but the diesel is available with the 6-speed Comfort-Matic sequential manual transmission which can operate in automatic mode.
The Bottom Line
If van drivers can give up some of the carrying capacity they're used to, Fiat can give them lower running costs and extra manoeuvrability in the shape of this improved Fiorino van. It's a trade off that some will be only too happy to make with the Fiorino proving well-suited to the trials and tribulations of getting about modern towns and cities.