The Swedish Post delivers with the Fiat Fiorino 1.3 MultiJet

The Swedish Post delivers with the Fiat Fiorino 1.3 MultiJet  
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on 06/11/2009

Source: Fiat

Fiat Group Automobiles and Posten, the Swedish Post Office, have signed an agreement for the supply of 3,000 Fiat Fiorino 1.3 MultiJet vans with 6-speed Comfort-matic semi-automatic transmissions.

The first vehicle of the fleet has been handed over by Lorenzo Sistino, CEO of Fiat Automobiles and Fiat Professional, to Andreas Falkenmark, CEO of Posten, on June 11, at the Headquarters of Posten in Stockholm. With over 30,000 employees, Posten is one of the largest companies in Sweden, and is famous throughout the world for the quality of it’s service.

Featuring the distinctive yellow livery of the Swedish Post, the light commercial Fiat has undergone a series of modifications to optimise it to the specific role and territory, including modified internal illumination, which features high-power LEDs, and a utility kit, which improves the visibility and operability in the cabin. Different for Sweden is also the fact that all the Posten deliveryvehicles are right-hand drive, which simplifies the delivery job of the operator.

This 3,000 vehicle contract once again demonstrates the winning characteristics of the Fiorino 1.3 MultiJet, awarded “Van of the Year 2009”. This versatile vehicle has completely redefined the standards in its category and is playing a leading role in the light commercial vehicle market. A unique vehicle, it was born to satisfy the specific requirements of the customer who is looking for a compact van with low running-costs, agile in traffic and manoeuvrable when parking.

Low fuel consumption and emissions are two of the principle characteristics of the Fiorino. Its ability to sip fuel at a rate of only 4.4l/100km (combined cycle) gives the 1.3 MultiJet turbodiesel version with 75bhp a range of over 1,000km on a single tank of fuel. At the same time, its low emissions of just 116g/km of CO2 are the lowest in its segment. This latter aspect is particularly significant in Sweden, where there is accentuated sensitivity regarding the environment, and confirms the fundamental role that environmental issues play in the development of products for both Fiat Professional and the other brands of Fiat Group Automobiles.

The Fiat Fiorino, together with the other Fiat Professional products, forms part of one of the most modern and complete ranges of commercial vehicles available on the market today - stretching from the compact Panda Van, to the powerful Ducato Maxi and including the car derived vans plus the Doblò Cargo, Scudo and Strada pick-up. A versatile range meeting all possible requirements, it also includes the Natural Power versions, the Ducato 3.0, Panda Van 1.2, Grande Punto Van 1.4, Multipla Van 1.6 and Doblò Cargo 1.6.

The Fiorino itself will also soon see an expansion of its range, with the introduction of a Natural Power version, able to use either petrol or methane, and the innovative Traction+ system which significantly improves traction in slippery conditions.

Finally, the Posten fleet can count on the support of the Fiat Professional network of 31 dealers and 104 official workshops in Sweden, offering a comprehensive geographical coverage as well as 24-7 roadside assistance.

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