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The Fiat Fiorino.

Fiat and PSA Peugeot Citroën have developed, and then in partnership with Tofas built, a new set of light commercial panel vans. The diesel versions of the vans will have CO2 emissions of 119 g/km.

Marketed as the Fiat Fiorino, the Citroën Nemo and the Peugeot Bipper, the new vehicles will be gradually introduced starting in late 2007.

Measuring 3.86 meters in length, the new vans offer a load volume of 2.5 cubic metres. A stowable passenger seat enables capacity to be increased to 2.8 cubic meters for a loading space length of 2.5 meters.

Bringing the new lineup to market required a total investment of €380 million (US$538 million), half of which went to research and development. The vans are manufactured by Tofas at its plant in Bursa, Turkey, which has an installed capacity of 158,000 vehicles a year. Turkey’s leading automobile manufacturer, Tofas is equally owned by Fiat and Koç (37.8% Fiat Group Automobiles, 37.8% Koç, 24.3% others).

The launch comes just a few months after the partners revitalized their jointly developed line-ups of large vans (Fiat Ducato, Citroën Jumper/ Relay, Peugeot Boxer) and compact vans (Fiat Scudo, Citroën Jumpy/Dispatch, Peugeot Expert).


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