The Fiat Fiorino is a small van of the Italian car manufacturer Fiat, which was produced from 1977 to 2000 in two generations as a van and introduced in 2008 as a small van / MPV again. The Fiorino III was elected in 2009 along with its sister models of PSA Peugeot Citroën Van of the Year.
The first generation - the Fiorino with the number symbol 147, which was built from 1977 to 1988 - from the front of the car was like unto the Fiat 127, the back of the then-common box was set up as a panel van.
In 1980, there was a small facelift with plastic bumpers. On the engine side, there were initially a 0.9 -liter engine that made 45 horsepower and was able to accelerate the car to 125 km / h; in 1979 there were 1 liter displacement and 50 hp. The payload was about 360 kg.
The front end of the first sub- series (1988-1991) was optically transferred from UN I to the B-pillar, as well as the interior. The technique, however, had hardly changed since I Fiorino. The technical basis here was the Brazilian model of Uno CS, which was based on the Fiat 127. It still produces complete assemblies such as chassis and drivetrain parts were taken directly from the predecessor was. Thus, the strut towers, the shocks, the front axle and transverse leaf spring from a two trapezoidal wishbones and damper struts were fitted existing rear axle according to the model 147.
For the second series (1992-1994) which old technique has been adopted. On the body there was a facelift that was stylistically similar to the Uno II. Headlights, fenders, hood and grill, however, were to be found in Europe only in the Fiorino and are not identical to the European Uno. These parts came from the corresponding Uno CS, which was built in this form only in Brazil. The interior retained the appearance of Uno I.
The third series (1994-2000) now broke both with the technology of the type 147, and with the looked of Uno I. The wheelbase and the vehicle length grew somewhat, the chassis and the suspension geometry were now carried forward in Uno technique and the rear axle was now rigid and suspended on two longitudinally arranged leaf spring packs, which contributed to improving driver behavior. The outer shape remained almost unchanged compared to the second sub- series; these younger models are often recognizable by the raised roof and the slightly modified box trucks. The glazed and beaded portions of the sidewall were designed only with two faces on each side instead of four. Late models of the third sub- series got a different grille with only one cross spoke. In the interior, held among the third series, the Uno II equipment collection.
The variants of the structure included a closed box, glazed box structures and a pickup truck. The latter is relatively rare and sought. Even campers were offered based on the Fiorino.
The engine range contained, besides a 1.7 - liter diesel different petrol engines from 1.1 up to 1.6 l displacement. Since the Fiorino was a craftsman vehicle in the first place, preferably the diesel version was ordered, which was offered in the last few model versions still in a 46 kW (63 hp) turbocharged version. In 2000, the Fiorino range has been set. Successor, the Fiat - Strada - on the basis of passenger cars Punto and Palio - Fiat Doblo and models.
Fiorino III / Qubo
Fiat Fiorino Combi
Since February 2008, Fiat offers below the Doblò a new MPV. It is manufactured in Bursa in Turkey by Tofaş vehicle manufacturer and is identical in design also available as Peugeot Bipper and Citroen Nemo.
The new Fiat Fiorino is no patch box now the class of high-roof station wagon assign. It is currently available in three versions: a van ( no side windows from B- pillar), Kombi (side windows behind the B-pillar ) and a car (side windows behind the B-pillar, as well as in the C- column ). The passenger car version is offered as a Fiat Qubo.
The van and the combi there in the equipment base and SX. Since October 2008, the available cars (Fiat Qubo ) are available in the equipment variants Active, Dynamic and trekking.
All van and combi versions can be ordered for an additional charge in the off-road look "Adventure". Standard on all versions: ABS with electronic brake- force distribution ( EBD), driver airbag, power steering, automatic headlamp leveling, sidebars, integrated hubcaps, radio preparation (wiring, speakers, antenna ) and is laid out with carpet cargo space. In addition, the version SX electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, sliding doors offers rear, separately lockable cargo space, remote-controlled central locking and automatic door locking while driving ( at least 5 km / h), storage compartment in the door, power windows, driver's seat with armrest, height adjustable seat with lumbar support, high-quality upholstery, tilt steering wheel, Outside temperature sensor and removable cargo area interior lighting.
For special options and accessories include: passenger airbag and side airbags, parking sensors, car radio with MP3 player, Bluetooth ® system with voice control, seat heating for driver's seat, roof rails, swivel guard and many more options.
End of 2009, a natural gas version of the Qubo appeared with the 1.4 - liter engine and 13 kg comprehensive gas tank already known from the CNG versions of the Fiat Panda Classic and Punto Evo.
1.4 8V (petrol engine ):
- Displacement 1360 cm ³
- 54 kW at 5200 min-1
- 118 Nm at 2600 min-1
- Top speed 155 km / h
1.4 8V Natural Power (petrol engine with additional natural gas supply):
- Displacement 1368 cc
- 51 kW at 6000 min -1 ( natural gas), 57 kW at 6000 min -1 ( petrol)
- 104 Nm at 3000 min -1 ( natural gas), 115 Nm at 3000 min -1 ( petrol)
- Top Speed 149 km / h ( natural gas), 155-157 km / h (gasoline)
1.3 Multijet 16V ( diesel):
- Displacement 1248 cc
- 55-70 kW at 4000 min-1
- 190-200 Nm at 1750 min-1
- Top speed 155 km / h
The cargo area has a length of 1.52 m (2.49 m with tilted back passenger seat) and a width of 1.47 m. The distance between the wheel arches is 1.04 m. The cargo area has a height of 1.18 m and a load volume of 2.5 m³. When tilted back passenger seat can enlarge this to a maximum of 2.8 m³. At the rear of the Fiat Fiorino there are two asymmetric ( in the ratio 40/60) verblechte wing doors that can be opened up to 90 ° or 180 °, and thus facilitate the loading and unloading. The rear opening has a width of up to 1.14 m and a height of up to 1.06 m. In addition, the Fiat Fiorino has only 527 mm high sill - the lowest in its class.
Standard features include: ABS with electronic brake- force distribution ( EBD), hydraulic power steering, front disc brakes, 3 - point safety belts with pretensioners and force limiters, driver's airbag and the dead- lock system: a Theft Protection, which locks all the doors, so that it neither of inside can still be opened from the outside. Passenger airbag, side airbags and parking sensors complete the safety package of the Fiat Fiorino.
Increased safety when loading and unloading provides the separate locking front and rear doors. Characterized there is also access to the load space when the cabin is completed.
Unlike his brothers consolidated Peugeot Bipper and Citroen Nemo, ESP with brake assist, ASR, MSR and Hill Start Assist is installed in the passenger version Qubo equipment variant " trekking " standard.