Fiat Talento Leasing
It’s difficult to think of a time when Fiat had as competitive a mid-sized van as this Talento. Primary reasons for buying an LCV of this kind are practicality and peace of mind and in both areas, this Italian contender scores highly.
Fiat’s LCV sales have been growing steadily over the last decade thanks to a vast investment in new product which now sees its Professional van line-up offer businesses everything from a 2.8m3 Fiorino van to a 17m3 Ducato. The mid-sized Talento model we’re looking at here lies somewhere in the middle of this little lot and claims to offer all the benefits of a very large van with the affordable running costs of quite a small one.
Why Would You Want One?
Fiat at last has a credible mid-sized LCV contender in the form of this Talento model, a model that delivers smart looks, plenty of technology and levels of practicality that are difficult to beat in this segment. These virtues are shared with this model’s Renault, Nissan and Vauxhall design stablemates, but Fiat Professional offers an arguably more complete after-sales package to set this contender apart. It all means that if you’re thinking of a van in this sector, this one certainly needs to be on your shortlist. Fiat Talento contract hire deals can be tempting too.
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Your choice between the various roof heights and wheelbase lengths will of course have a huge impact on your potential total carriage capacity. An ‘L1H1’ short wheelbase Low Roof height Talento Panel Van model can manage a 5.2m3 total – enough to allow you to transport up to three europallets or no fewer than 11 ‘BA13-spec’ standard sheets of plasterboard. This though, can rise to as much as 8.6m3 in the biggest ‘L2H2’ long wheelbase High Roof Panel Van variant. Go for the alternative ‘Crew Van’ bodystyle with its second fold-out seating row and the load capacity figures are 3.2m3 for the short wheelbase version or 4.0m3 for the long wheelbase model.
Of course operators won’t only be concerned about the capacity they can carry: they’ll also want a van that can deal with heavier weights too. In short wheelbase form, you get a choice of either ‘10’ or ‘12’ Talento models, the numbers designating a payload figure respectively close either to 1,000kgs or 1,200kgs. The long wheelbase range sticks with the heavier ‘12’ model option.
Your Fiat Talento lease quote will be based around the choice you make from an engine line-up that offers a range of 1.6-litre diesel units. Many buyers in search of Fiat Talento leasing go for the single turbo models offer either 95 or 120hp and are badged ‘Multijet’. The alternative twin turbo units use ‘Ecojet’ branding and develop either 125 or 145hp. The 125hp variant is the most efficient derivative in the range and is a model able to return 47.9mpg on the combined cycle and 155g/km of CO2.
The Bottom Line
What’s on offer here should give this Italian brand a fighting chance of increasing its share in the mid-sized LCV segment, despite stronger competition from a revitalised raft of rivals. What business buyers want is multi-talented contender in this segment. A Professional option. If that’s your perspective, then Fiat reckons this is your van.
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