Health authorities are seen as a potential key market for the £11,000-£19,500 Sofim 2.8-litre intercooled turbodiesel range. Compared with the former 2.5-litre turbodiesel, it is more powerful, has higher torque and also offers better economy for a premium of £145. Featuring a redesigned combustion chamber, a new injector pump and a revised turbocharger, it produces 122bhp at 3600rpm.
Fiat's other three light commercials have been improved. Payload of the middle-weight Scudo is up from 815kg to 900kg and has optional power windows and heated door mirrors. The Punto gets a 1698cc turbodiesel option and the Fiorino, which stet a trend as the first high-cube van, now has side impact bars built into its doors and interior-adjust wing mirrors.