News from Fiat: Openreach, BT’s local access network business, has added 1,800 Fiat Doblò Cargo Maxi vans to its hard-working vehicle fleet. Finished in the eye-catching Openreach livery, the new fleet of Fiat Doblò Cargo Maxi vans will play an important role in helping it extend the benefits of high-speed fibre broadband to communities across the UK.
The Fiat Doblò Cargo Maxi is an ideal vehicle for Openreach thanks to its reliability, low running costs, manoeuvrability, payload, comfort and ease of operation.
According to Duncan Webb, Commercial Director at BT Fleet, “These vehicles have been deployed to front-line engineers installing fibre broadband into homes and businesses across the UK. With a fleet of hard-working vehicles of this size it was important to have the right vehicles, which we have in the Fiat Doblò Cargo Maxi.”
Sebastiano Federigo, Head of Brand, Fiat Professional UK, commented, “We are delighted that Openreach has chosen Fiat to supply the vehicles that are so vital to the implementation of its roll out plans. It highlights not only the quality, efficiency and versatility of our award-winning vans but also the level of support and peace-of-mind we are able to offer even the largest and most exacting fleets in the UK.”
The multi award-winning Doblò Cargo is built on a bespoke platform that bestows it with tremendous versatility and adaptability. With a payload of up to one tonne and a load volume of up to 5.0m3, the Doblò Cargo has impressive carrying capacity both in terms of weight and size, while the Bi-Link rear suspension ensures a smooth ride and surefooted handling. Its engine range provides low running costs and emissions, while an astonishing number of variants are offered, including a platform cab, the Work Up pickup, long-wheelbase and high-roof versions, crew vans and high-specification Sportivo models with alloy wheels and an exclusive side-stripe; an engine power upgrade; air conditioning and Blue&Me connectivity as standard.