Fiat Scudo and e-Scudo: well-known name, well-known form

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As announced, Fiat presents a new orderer, the Fiat Scudo. That name may sound familiar to you, but the rest of the car almost certainly.

This Fiat Scudo is the result of a logical, but also complicated addition. Until recently, Fiat’s medium-sized delivery van was the Talento, which, like the Opel Vivaro, was based on the Renault Trafic. When Opel was taken over by PSA, the Vivaro became a derivative of PSA’s Peugeot Expert and Citroën Jumpy.

Now the same fate awaits the Fiat customer, only the model name is also changed here. Fiat goes back to the old ‘Scudo’, which was also used on Fiat’s delivery van in this segment between 1994 and 2004. And what did that car share its base with? Right, with the almost identical buses from Peugeot and Citroën. Fiat is in all respects back on the old nest, with the difference that the brand under Stellantis now actually belongs to the same group as Peugeot and Citroën.

Three lengths, four diesels

The Fiat Scudo is therefore by no means a big surprise. The biggest difference with the aforementioned Peugeot, Citroën, Opel and the Toyota ProAce is the nose, with the Fiat logo in the form that we saw earlier with the Tipo. The Fiat Scudo is available in three lengths, of 4.61, 4.96 and 5.31 meters. This results in loading volumes of 4.6, 5.3 or 6.1 m3 respectively. In terms of engines, we note diesel versions with 102, 120, 145 or 177 hp, the latter (officially ‘180’) only with an automatic transmission and the 145 hp version can be chosen between a manual or automatic transmission.

Electric

In addition, as with the other models in this series, there is an electric version. The e-Scudo is available with 50 or 75 kWh, which gives a theoretical driving range of 230 or 330 km respectively.

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As befits a good orderer, there are all kinds of versions of the Scudo. In addition to a closed van, there is also a version with a double cabin, but also a Combivan intended entirely for passenger transport. This nine-seater will soon be joined by a luxurious passenger car brother with a special name. What is called Zafira at Opel, at Peugeot Traveler and at Citroën Spacetourer, then goes through life at Fiat as Ulysse. That’s right: such a classic Fiat name.

– Thanks for information from Autoweek.nl

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