Fiat has high hopes for new Doblo

Fiat is now selling the second-generation version of its Doblo people-carrier. The all-new car retains the boxy practicality of its predecessor but combines this with greatly improved levels of comfort and refinement. The company hopes that this Doblo will have broader appeal for private customers, as well as building on the outgoing model's established position in the Motability and taxi markets.

Three engines are available; a 1.4 litre petrol and 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre diesel engines using Fiat's Multijet technology. One notable plus is that all incorporate fuel-saving stop-start technology as standard; most other manufacturers charge a premium for this feature or restrict its availability to special eco models.

Prices range from a keen £12,295 to £17,145. Full details of the new Doblo, including driving impressions will appear in Motoring soon.