The Scudo model will again be a medium-sized van created thanks to the cooperation with Peugeot et al. The personal model Ulysse will also be derived from it.
Fiat is starting to rearm for the technology of the former PSA Group, with which it merged into the newly formed Stellantis concern this year. Extensive sharing of the technical basis begins in the field of commercial vehicles, as has been speculated in advance. The first result of the new cooperation is Fiat Scudo, the successor to the Talento model.
With the arrival of Scuda, the circle closes, as it will be the siblings of the Citroën Jumpy, Peugeot Expert and Opel / Vauxhall Vivaro models. That’s how it used to be, the Fiat Scudo model was offered in the 1990s and at the beginning of the millennium, when it was already the brother of Expert and Jumpa. Then the brand ended the cooperation and introduced Talento, a medium-sized van based on Renault Trafic. However, as part of the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles with the PSA Group, the Italian brand is returning to the technology of the former PSA.
At the same time, Scudo will not be left alone in the menu. It will also be complemented by a personal version, which will bear the name Fiat Ulysse. Such a name once bore a large MPV sharing technology with the Citroën C8 and Peugeot 807. This time, however, it will be a sibling of the Citroën SpaceTourer and Peugeot Traveler.
The basis of the new pair will be the EMP2 platform, which also enables the arrival of a purely electric version. This has already been confirmed, with an expected output of 100 kW and a battery with a capacity of 50 kWh or 75 kWh as for siblings. Of course, there will also be a version with an internal combustion engine, which will always be a turbodiesel. Fiat has not yet confirmed the details, but it will most likely be a two-liter in various performance versions, known from French bathtubs as the 2.0 BlueHDi.
The Fiat Scudo will go on sale in selected markets at the turn of the year, followed by Ulysse during the first quarter of 2022. The Hordain plant in the north of France will take care of the production, where sibling vans are also produced.
In the coming years, Fiat Professional will gradually offer exclusively models with technology shared with deliveries from Peugeot, Opel and Citroën. For years, the great Ducato has been siblings of the Peugeot Boxer and Citroën Jumpa, recently joined by the Opel / Vauxhall Movano. In the future, a similar step awaits the compact delivery Doblo, which will become the brother of Citroën Berlingo et al.