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New Fiat SCUDO Van

The New Fiat Scudo Review and Specs - 2023

The new Fiat Scudo Professional van is ready to tackle the job at hand and makes light work of multitasking. The diesel panel van variant is a tried and tested model since it received a big overhaul in 2004. Read our van review to find out what this amazing van is capable of.

With a range of options to suit sole traders and business owners alike, the Scudo can and will adapt to almost any situation. Fiat owners have the power thanks to the choice of four top-of-the-range engines for maximum efficiency and peak performance every day. 

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Fiat Scudo Van review highlights:

  • Mid-sized panel van
  • Crew cab and platform cab versions too
  • Scudo Multijet engine performance
  • 5-litre or 2.0-litre diesel variant available
  • 6-speed or 8-speed autonomous transmission
  • Up to 6.6m³ loading volume
  • Payload of up to 1,400kg
  • Car-like driving experience
  • Magic Cargo functionality
  • 14 driver safety devices

Overall, the engines tend to be reliable, the vehicle has decent ride quality on its steel springs, it's good in corners and tight manoeuvers and it can handle both thrilling and interesting driving experiences as well. Check all our Scudo vans in stock here.

fiat scudo crew van transporting a team of players

Fiat Scudo panel van versions

The panel van is available in a choice of two dimensions, each with a three-seat capacity. The two lengths are:

  1. Standard M
  2. Maxi XL (previously called the Long XL, which is classed as a long wheelbase)

 There are four diesel variants in the range with powertrains to suit, including:

  1. 1.5-litre engine with 100hp in six-speed manual transmission
  2. 1.5-litre engine with 120hp in six-speed manual transmission
  3. 2.0-litre engine with 145hp in eight-speed manual or automatic transmission
  4. 2.0-litre engine with 180hp in eight-speed automatic transmission 

To accommodate a multitude of daily tasks, there are a number of load solutions for an altogether more bespoke driving solution - we explain more about these and the dimension details, in our review below…   


Scudo van design and dimensions

The 2.0-litre diesel panel van is designed to rival some of the best-selling medium-sized vans in the UK. If it looks familiar, that’s because the Scudo replaced the previous Fiat Talento model in 2022 and is based on the same platform as the popular Citroën Dispatch and Peugeot Expert (all sit under the umbrella of the mighty Stellantis brand).

fiat scudo drawing of height an long wheel base

Get a better idea of the size difference between the Standard M and Maxi XL Fiat Scudo variants with our dimensions guide (currently without a low roof option):

Not sure what size van you need? Read all you need to know in our van size guide here.  




External length (m)



External height (m)



Load volume (m³)

Up to 5.8m³

Up to 6.6m³

Load compartment maximum length (m)

Up to 3.67m

Up to 4.02m

Load compartment maximum height (m)



Load compartment width of rear door (m)



Max payload (kg)




Panel van - exterior and interior choices

Fiat’s range of Scudo panel van exterior colours is varied and practical for the job at hand. Choose from four monochrome variants, including:

  1. Dark Grey
  2. Black
  3. Grey
  4. White

dark grey scudo parked

But the exterior choices don’t stop there; it’s time to put the wheels in motion by choosing from a range of hubcaps, wheel covers and alloy wheels for an even more personalised approach:

  • 16-inch hubcap
  • 17-inch hubcap
  • 16-inch full wheel cover
  • 17-inch full wheel cover
  • 17-inch alloy wheel standard
  • 17-inch alloy wheel with black inserts

On the inside, the panel van comes in a dark grey fabric which is as hard-wearing as you are hardworking.

What’s great about the interior of the Scudo panel van is that you can select a seat configuration in the cabin to suit your needs. Choose between a bench seat which allows for a large storage compartment underneath, or individual seats for extra passenger comfort.

The Magic Cargo functionality comes in super handy for loading and storing bulky or long materials. So, how does it work? Well, underneath the passenger seat is a folding hatch which allows you to extend the loading area to an increased 3.67 metres in the Medium version, or 4.02 metres in the Maxi XL variant. 

But that’s not all… For busy bees, the front seat can turn into a temporary table top which is perfect for a laptop or doubles up as a handy spot for eating lunch!  


How about adding some accessories to your Scudo?

Make the most of your new Scudo van by adding authentic accessories from the Fiat Professional range for both the interior and exterior.


Aluminium roof carrier

Make light work of carrying larger loads such as ladders and tubs thanks to a roof van rack that can carry cargo up to 140kg. The lateral bars and base include a specially designed air deflector to reduce the noise at higher speeds.


Anti-intrusion alarm

Protect your possessions by installing an anti-intrusion ultrasonic alarm.


Mixed towing hook ball

Increase the load capacity with the ability to attach any kind of trailer. The Scudo’s mixed towing hook ball is compatible with a multitude of hitches.  


Mud flaps

Protect unwanted dirt and debris on the van’s bodywork with front and rear mud flaps, which are extra effective in wet and muddy conditions.


Polypropylene interior protection kit

Protect the load bay sides and doors of your van with an interior protection kit made from lightweight polypropylene.


Rubber floor mats

Easy-to-fit floor mats will protect the floor of the passenger cabin and are extremely useful at collecting moisture and dirt from mucky boots. 


Seat covers

Extend the life of your seats by adding weft cloth seat covers that are an ideal solution if you drive in dirty overalls. 


Transversal roof bar

High-quality roof bars are sold individually and can be used together depending on the weight and size of the load in question.  


Wind deflectors

Minimise noise on your journey and increase ventilation in the cabin with easy-install wind deflectors which come in a set of two.


Vehicle performance

The Fiat Scudo diesel van drives very much like a car which means not only can you enjoy your journey in comfort, but its compact size will make for a stress-free on-the-road experience too.

fiat scudo dashboard gauges

Choose from a broad range of four different engine types. It’s worth knowing that the two-litre version is combined with a new eight-speed autonomous transmission system, instead of the standard manual gearbox in previous versions.

Manoeuvring is made so much easier no matter whether you’re in urban or rural settings. Independent suspension technology on each of the four wheels makes light work of bumpy surfaces, so you can experience an altogether smoother ride.


Features and on-board technology 

A complete set of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) perfectly complements a car-like driving style and cleverly designed interior layout. You’re in control thanks to a multitude of on-board features and the latest commercial vehicle technology, starting off with a 7-inch colour touch central display with integrated navigator.

add ons to your scudo

Remain in communication when on the road and connect your smartphone via either Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. The infotainment screen doubles up as your rear-view camera providing a 180-degree image of your van’s rear, so you’ll quite literally have eyes in the back of your head.

fiat scudo rear cam

The innovative digital instrument cluster will let you stay on top of your vehicle’s performance and provide access to key information all via a 4-inch LCD display. No less than 14 ADAS safety systems provide a more advanced driving experience, including:

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Automatic road sign recognition
  • Blind spot alert
  • Frontal collision warning
  • Grip control system
  • Lane departure warning system


How much does the Scudo cost?

Prices for the brand new Fiat Scudo van start at £26,070 for the standard L1 100hp manual version (exclusive of VAT).  


 Scudo FAQs

We’ve answered your most frequently asked questions about the Fiat Scudo Van - read on to find out more:

fiat scudo van at night with lights on


Where is the Fiat Scudo built?

The new Fiat Scudo professional van is built in the UK at the Stellantis manufacturing plant in Luton, just north of the M25 near London.


Is Fiat Scudo the same as Peugeot Expert?

If you think the Fiat Scudo van looks similar to the Peugeot Expert, that’s because it is built on the same platform. While there are many similarities as far as the chassis is concerned, there are also many differences between the two medium-sized vans. 


How many miles per gallon does a Fiat Scudo 1.6 get?

The old Fiat Scudo van (produced between 2007 and 2016) was available with a 1.6-litre diesel engine and produced just over 40 miles per gallon. The new Fiat Scudo is now available in either a 1.5-litre diesel version that produces up to 38.7mpg, or a 2.0-litre diesel variant which averages around 35mpg.   


What is the range of the Fiat Scudo?

The Fiat Scudo now has an all-electric cousin called the E-Scudo van which has a driving range of up to 205 miles on a full battery charge. 


What vans are similar to the Fiat Scudo?

Vans in the mid-size sector are often likened to each other due to the fact that many share the same platform. As such, the Fiat Scudo professional van has similarities in appearance to the Citroën Dispatch, Peugeot Expert, Toyota Proace and Vauxhall Vivaro.   


What size engine does a Fiat Scudo have?

The new Fiat Scudo van is available in either a 1.5-litre or 2.0-litre diesel variant with various horsepower options to suit.


How big is the back of a Fiat Scudo?

The new Fiat Scudo professional van is available in standard or Maxi XL dimensions, classed as ‘L1’ or ‘L2’ versions. The L1 variant has a load space length of 2,512mm, a max load space width of 1,628mm, and a load space height of 1,397mm. By comparison, the L2 version has a load space length of 2,862mm, a max load space width of 1,628mm, and a load space height of 1,397mm.  


What is the payload of a Fiat Scudo van?

The standard (L1) version of the Fiat Scudo van has a payload volume of 5.3m³ and the Maxi XL (L2) version has an increased maximum payload volume of 6.1m³. 


What is the towing capacity of a 2005 Fiat Scudo?

The 2005 version of the Scudo van has a braked towing capacity of up to 1,950kg, which is 750kg of towing weight unbraked. The new 2023 version of the professional van has a braked towing capacity of up to 1,446kg for the diesel version. Get in touch with us using the enquiry form to book a test drive, or simply call us and one of our team members will give you more information to help you find the best offers and solutions for your needs and budget. Click here to read more van reviews and discover the insights and recommendations from an expert rating.      


Explore a wide range of Fiat commercial models, including the Scudo, on our website

If you’re looking for a mid-size professional van that can support you and your business day-to-day, then the new Scudo is a great choice of vehicle. Designed for driving on the open road and navigating the city streets, its car-like ingenuity is winning the hearts and minds of sole traders and business owners all over the country.

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