In case you were wondering as to the origin of its name, it’s not as straightforward as you may think
Fiat, GM and Renault all sell slightly different versions of the same commercial vehicle, known as the Opel / Vauxhall Vivaro and Traffic, and now Fiat has introduced its, dubbed Talento. Manufacturing will take place at Renault’s plant in Sandouvile.
In case you were wondering as to the origin of its name, it’s not as straightforward as you may think – according to Fiat, it’s actually named after an old coin and “evokes value and dependability, while also suggesting its broad range of abilities.” It adds that the “moniker has high symbolic value and suggests what the vehicle can do, its abilities and – in short – its talent.”
It differs little from its badge-engineered brethren and it will probably use Renault’s range of new downsized turbocharged diesel engines with either one or two turbochargers. Fiat didn’t specifically say it was using Renault engines, but the French automaker is the only one to currently offer twin-turbo diesel engines in the segment.
The order books for the Talento open in mid-May with pricing to be announced closer to that date.