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    Exclamation Fiat to supply Opel/Vauxhall with a range of vans



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    Fiat and Opel have been dancing at arms length for years. The relationship looked like it could grow closer as a result of GM's recent downsizing, but the Italian automaker didn't end up acquiring the General's European operations in the end. The two automakers have, however, announced a new arrangement that will have Fiat supplying Opel and its British counterpart Vauxhall with rebadged versions of its Doblo van.

    Not even taking into account impending platform-sharing with
    Chrysler, Fiat already produces a number of vehicles with or for other automakers, including commercial vans with PSA Peugeot-CitroŽn and the compact SX4/Sedici with Suzuki.

    The Opel vans will be produced at Fiat's Tofas plant in Turkey, with several derivatives planned, including chassis cabs, cargo vans and passenger vehicles. They'll be sold in Europe and overseas markets (but not in North America), replacing the Opel Combo that itself was based on a Fiat platform that underpins the Corsa.


    Gallery: Fiat Doblo and Fiat Doble Cargo


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    nice little van that could do well for vauxhall, it certainly needs to address the combi van they used to have.
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    Ive got one its ok does have elec gremlins tho

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    i've got a 56plate combo from my firm.. they have 6 combo's and of all 6, mine has been dogged with problems since before i had it and has spent a good 2months in the garage in the 2 1/2years i have had it, but i've probably driven 9 combo's all in alll (inc ex works and courtesy vans) and they are good vehicles and i've never had a problem with them (without mine been the runt of the lot)and to be honest, if i were to leave and go sub-contracting and need a van it would be a toss-up between a mk4 astravan and combo all day long
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