Fiat Scudo: bigger than Fiorino, a new van arrives in Brazil – Vrum

Fiat Scudo: bigger than Fiorino, a new van arrives in Brazil - Vrum

Fiat’s SUV range won the Scudo, a new medium van positioned between the Fiorino and the Ducato. The vehicle is available in three versions: Cargo, for the transport of volumes; Multi, carrying up to eight occupants; and the -Scudo, which has all-electric propulsion. All three configurations can be driven by pilots with a Category B CNH.

The new Fiat Scudo goes on presale today (June 23) on Fiat’s professional network: test drive actions will be available next week. On August 1, sales will begin at more than 200 brand outlets across Brazil. Check the suggested prices of each version:

versions prices
Fiat Scudo Cargo BRL187,490
Fiat Scudo Multi BRL192,490
Fiat e-Scudo Cargo BRL329,990

Just as the Partner Rapid is a rebadged Fiorino, the Fiat Scudo is a clone of the Peugeot Expert and Citroën Jumpy. All three models are built on the modular EMP2 platform, by Stellantis, an industrial conglomerate that includes, among others, French and Italian brands.

The model is 1.94 m high and 5.3 m long, allowing an interior volume of 6.1 m³. Thus, it is possible to transport objects up to 2.8 meters in length. Load capacity is up to 1.5 tons. The split rear door opens 180 degrees, while the side door is sliding: both are suitable for forklift loading.

Watch the Fiat Scudo presentation video:

The combustion versions of the new Fiat Scudo are assembled in Uruguay by the local company Nordex. They have cruise control, central door locks, electric exterior mirrors, electric windows with one-touch system, trip computer, steering wheel height and depth adjustments, adjustment the height of the driver’s seat and a 12v socket in the luggage compartment.

Among the safety elements, there is a fatigue alert (a warning if the driver has driven continuously for more than two hours at a speed of 65 km/h), ABS brakes, three airbags (for the driver and passengers) , electronic control stability), hill start assist, front fog lights, daytime running lights. The passenger compartment has several storage compartments, totaling nearly 42 liters of capacity.

Fiat Scudo Cargo

Intended for transporting loads, this version does not have glazed compartments on the sides, the objects stored in the compartment are therefore not visible. A wall separates the cabin from the hold. According to the manufacturer, the model can be used as an ambulance, mobile pet shop, hortifruti, mobile workshop, service station on wheels, shop, etc.

Fiat Scudo Multi

The Multi version has glazed sides and leaves the factory homologated as a cargo vehicle, but can also be adapted for the transport of people. The family car configuration, with 8 seats, has a premium interior upholstery, reclining seats, air conditioning for all occupants and 850 liters of luggage space.

Fiat Scudo Multi can also be adapted to different types of use, such as a flower shop or a mobile office, among other options. The manufacturer specifies that it will approve specialized companies to carry out these transformations from October.

White Fiat Scudo Multi front in studio shot
In Multi version, Fiat Scudo can carry up to eight people

Engine

The Scudo features a 1.5-liter turbodiesel engine, which debuted in a Fiat. It develops 120 hp of power and 30.6 kgfm of torque. The transmission, on the other hand, is a six-speed manual. The suspension is independent on all four wheels.

In accordance with the legislation in force, the versions fitted with a diesel engine have an AdBlue tank (equivalent to the Arla 32, which is a mixture of water and urea): this function treats the gases of exhaust and reduces pollutant emissions.

Fuel consumption Fiat Scudo

The van’s fuel consumption is 12.4 km/l in the city and 11.9 km/l on the highway, according to Inmetro’s Vehicle Labeling Program (PBE). These figures guaranteed an A rating and the PBE’s energy efficiency label.

The fuel tank has 69 liters and, according to Fiat, gives the Scudo a range of around 800 km. The model also has a start/stop function, which helps reduce fuel consumption.

Fiat and Scudo

Gray Fiat e-Scudo from the front recharging the batteries
According to Fiat, the range of the electric version of the Scudo is up to 330 km

The Fiat e-Scudo is the first 100% electric utility vehicle in Brazil. Unlike the rest of the range, this version is imported from France and will only be available in 20 points of sale. In addition to the White Banchisa color, the model also offers the exclusive Cinza Artense.

The vehicle is equipped with an electric motor with 136 hp and 26.5 kgfm of immediate torque. The system also includes a 75 kWh, 11 kW OBC three-phase Li-ion battery. According to the manufacturer, a quick charge, up to 80% battery charge, takes 48 minutes.

There is also a regenerative braking function, which acts as an engine brake and allows the battery to be conserved or even partially recharged. The Fiat e-Scudo is equipped with an e-drive mode selector, which offers three options: Normal (for the best compromise between range and performance); Eco (to optimize energy consumption) and Sport (to favor performance).

In addition to having all the elements of the thermal version, the e-Scudo also has a 7-inch multimedia center (with Apple Carplay and Android Auto), a reversing camera and a digital panel. It also has electro-hydraulic steering, electric parking brake, tire pressure monitoring system and rain and light sensors.

Operational costs

The Fiat Scudo has a scheduled maintenance plan: the first three cost a total of R$2,700. The warranty is three years or 100,000 km for combustion engine configurations. In the electric version, in addition to the three years (or 160,000 km) of the vehicle, the battery coverage is 8 years.

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