The interior layout, fit and finish
This latest Talento will look very familiar to owners of the older model.
The inside is still functional rather than dazzling, with the Standard van getting a silver satin finish on its dash, while all other models get piano black.
DAB and Bluetooth come as standard but are replaced by a decent 7.0in infotainment touchscreen on the Tecnico and Sportivo versions, incorporating the latest Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and a plethora of steering wheel controls.
All models get heated, electric mirrors, a one-touch-down driver’s window and a fully adjustable driver’s seat with armrest, as well as automatic engine stop-start and an immobiliser. Other notable features of the interior include a smartphone cradle integrated into the dash and a central seat that folds down to produce a table work-top area.
Air conditioning, reversing sensors and a wide-view passenger mirror to allow you to see more at junctions all come as standard on SX models and above, but step up to the Tecnico range and you start to get more of the nice-to-have items, including cruise control with speed limiter, rain-sensing wipers and automatic headlights.
A rear parking camera is available as an option on all but the Sportivo variant, where it is standard.
We think the Tecnico model represents the best value for money, but Fiat is also keen on regularly launching special editions, so it is always worth weighing up the latest offers.
Storage around the driver and passenger could be improved, but as a working environment, the Talento ticks many boxes for ergonomics and comfort.
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