In an event described by a number of competitors as ‘the toughest MPG Marathon yet’ and sponsored by RAC Business, ALD Automotive and Crystal Ball, drivers were charged with working out the most economical route between a number of waypoints in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Northants and Gloucestershire in a two-day event starting and ending at the prestigious Heythrop Park near Chipping Norton.
Driven by former fleet manager Doug Powell with co-driver Tony Waddington, the Fiorino returned an overall 72.08 mpg – nearly 18 mpg more than its nearest competitor and an improvement of 12.28% over the official manufacturer ‘combined mpg’ figure.
“We are absolutely delighted to see the new Fiat Professional Fiorino perform so well in the MPG Marathon and especially to see it lead the pack so convincingly in terms of fuel economy,” commented Alejandro Noriega, country manager, Fiat Professional.
“Running costs and total cost of ownership have never been more important and so this success will strengthen the Fiorino’s already broad appeal.”
Available in Cargo and Combi body styles, the Fiorino is priced from £11,315, excluding VAT and OTR charges.