Fiat Professional has dropped the Renault-built Talento van and people-carrier from its LCV range, in favour of its parent company’s mid-weight van, already seen as the Vauxhall Vivaro, Citroën Dispatch, Peugeot Expert and one step removed, as a Toyota Proace. The company is resurrecting the Scudo name for the van, along with Ulysse for the passenger model.
Both models will be offered with a choice of internal combustion engines, or with battery electric power. The van will be available in three body lengths, as a panel van, Combi and a platform cab for conversion. People carrying versions will be offered in six to nine seat configurations.
Orders for the Fiat Professional Scudo will open by the end of the year and the electric versions of the van are expected to be in demand.
Over the next three years Stellantis aims to roll out a full range of electric LCVs to all regions, including offering hydrogen electric vans in some countries. By 2030, low-emission vehicles are expected to make up more than 70% of sales in Europe, and at least 40% of sales in the US market.