Talento offers compact exterior dimensions with interior volume of up to 8.6m³ and a payload of up to 1,249kg. Fuel efficiency is offered from 47.9mpg / 5.9L/100km on the official combined cycle.
In all, there are nine body styles to choose from – the standard- and high-roof vans in short- and long-wheelbase versions, short- and long-wheelbase people carriers and crew vans and a long-wheel base platform cab.
Features include the 'CargoPlus' storage area under the passenger seats that is 3.75m in length (4.15 for LWB versions). Rear doors can open up to a wide angle of 255° allowing easy access and usage of the loading bay while the sliding side door has an aperture of 1,030 mm and a load edge just 100mm above the ground. The load volume equals 5.2m³ in short wheelbase models, 6m³ in long wheelbase versions and 8.6m³ in the long wheelbase high-roof derivative.
This means that the Talento, even in the short wheelbase trim level, is capable of carrying three Euro pallets and, depending on the version, a payload of up to 1,249 kg with a GVW of up to 3,060kg.
The entry-level engine is the 95hp 1.6-litre turbo-diesel, offering a combined cycle fuel efficiency figure of 43.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 170g/km. In EcoJet specification with Start&Stop, this engine can return 46.3mpg on the official combined cycle and CO2 emissions are reduced to 160g/km. The 1.6-litre MultiJet 120hp offers 300Nm of torque, official combined cycle fuel efficiency figure of 43.5 mpg and emissions of 170g/km.
Inside, Talento has been designed with ergonomically shaped and comfortable seats and controls. Details include a 90 litres of in-cabin storage space in a variety of shapes and sizes (including compartments hidden under the seat base and behind the seat back of the passenger seats), an additional blind spot-mitigating ViewPlus interior mirror, an innovative fold-down central seat with detachable clipboard holder and the available smartphone/tablet holder.
In terms of safety, all versions are fitted with LED daytime running lights, ABS with EBD (electronic brake distribution) and EBA (emergency brake assistance) in addition to a ESC system with Hill Holder and Traction+ as standard. Optional safety features include side airbags and window-bags and a Trailer Stability Assist (TSA) system. A front parking assist system and a reversing camera (with a display in the rear-view mirror) is also available.
New Talento is on sale with prices, excluding VAT and OTR charges, starting at £19,795 for the 1.6-litre MultiJet 95hp SWB standard roof van. The 1.6-litre MultiJet 120hp SWB is priced at £20,195 while the twin-turbo 1.6-litre EcoJet 125hp S&S is priced at £20,645. The range topping twin-turbo 1.6-litre EcoJet 145hp S&S is priced from £21,245.
The long-wheelbase FIAT Professional Talento is priced from £21,395 (1.6 MultiJet 120hp), the crew van starts at £21,145 (1.6 MultiJet 95hp), the platform cab is available from £21,545 (1.6 EcoJet 125hp S&S) and the Combi is priced from £21,885 (1.6 MultiJet 95hp).