Sales start in mid-April.

Fiat has revealed a mild facelift for its Fiorino van in Europe.

The third generation of the Fiorino was unveiled in mid-2007 and after nine years on the market and more than 370,000 sales, the Italian van is getting refreshed for 2016. No major changes have been applied and visually the model is nearly identical to its predecessor. The only notable improvements in the design are the revised fascia, reshaped front bumper, and redesigned headlights.

The interior gets new steering wheel and gear knob, improved graphics for the instrument cluster, and a new five-inch infotainment system with Bluetooth, navigation, and DAB radio.

But what’s more important, all of the engines of the Fiorino now meet the strict Euro 6 emission standards. Just like before, there is a 1.3-liter MultiJet II diesel unit available in two power stages – 80 horsepower (59 kilowatts) and 95 hp (70 kW). The eco-friendly EcoJet version uses fuel-saving technologies such as a start-stop system, a ”smart” alternator, and a variable displacement oil pump. Those technologies are appearing for the first time in the model and provide an average fuel consumption of 74.3 miles per gallon (3.8 liters per 100 kilometers) with CO2 emissions of 100 grams kilometer.

Fans of petrol engines will be able to buy a 1.4-liter naturally aspirated motor with 77 hp (57 kW). Both the diesel and petrol versions feature all the safety systems of its predecessor, including ABS with EBD, ESC complete with ASR, HBA, Hill Holder, parking sensors, and front and side airbags.

Fiat will start taking orders for the facelifted van from mid-April with pricing to be revealed closer to market launch.

Source: Fiat

Gallery: 2016 Fiat Fiorino