Last month, Fiat and Renault signed an agreement which called for Renault to supply Fiat with a mysterious light commercial vehicle. The companies declined to elaborate but Automotive News is reporting the model will replace the Scudo.

Last month, Fiat and Renault signed an agreement which called for Renault to supply Fiat with a mysterious light commercial vehicle. The companies declined to elaborate but Automotive News is reporting the model will replacement for the the Scudo.

Little else is known about the model but the publication says the Scudo successor will be based on the Renault Trafic. That's not much to go on but the companies have previously said Fiat's version of the van will be branded as a Fiat Professional model and feature "unique and distinctive [styling] elements." If the Opel / Vauxhall Vivaro is any indication, the changes will be relatively limited and include a new front fascia.

The model will go into production in the second quarter of 2016, so expect to learn more details closer to the van's launch.

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Fiat Scudo successor to be based on the Renault Trafic - report