FIAT Professional has officially announced the launch of two new vans: the FIAT Scudo and FIAT Ulysse. Both models are the same vehicle, the Scudo being the professional variant and the Ulysse the touring. Unsurprisingly, the Scudo and Ulysse are identical to the rest of the midsize vans in the Stellantis group.
Therefore, the Scudo will be a clone of the Citroën Jumpy, Opel Vivaro and Peugeot Expert, while the Ulysse of the Citroën SpaceTourer, Opel Zafira and Peugeot Traveler. In addition, we cannot lose sight of the fact that there is also the fifth pair of sisters developed thanks to the partnership between Stellantis and Toyota: the Proace and Proace Verso.
The Scudo will be in charge of replacing the Talent, developed in collaboration with Renault from the Trafic, being a direct heir to the first generation Scudo (1994-2006) and second-generation (2007-2016), which were manufactured by a joint venture. between FIAT and PSA, Sevel. The Ulysse for its part takes up the name used in a minivan sold between 1994 and 2014, which was also produced by Sevel.
Like their sisters, the FIAT Scudo and Ulysse will be produced in northern France. Initially, its arrival on the market will take place throughout the year 2022. Thanks to the use of the EMP2 modular platform, the same that we can find in models such as the Peugeot 308 or the Opel Grandland, they will be two models with a level of refinement superior to other vans of its type.
FIAT Scudo and Ulysse will hit the market in 2022
The Scudo, whose order book will open at the end of the year, will have three body configurations: van, minibus, and flatbed cab. The Ulysse, for its part, can be booked in the first quarter of 2022. In this case, customers will have versions of between six and nine seats at their disposal. Both one and the other will be marketed in three lengths (4.60 meters, 4.95 meters, and approximately 5.30 meters).
As expected, both will have 100% electric versions, and although it has not yet been confirmed, they may also have a variant with a hydrogen fuel cell. Since the electric version of the Ducato is called the E-Ducato, the new electric vans will most likely be dubbed the E-Scudo and E-Ulysse.
There will be two batteries available: one of 50 kWh that will allow them to homologate a range of 230 km WLTP, and another of 75 kWh with which they will reach 330 km WLTP. The propeller in both cases will be the same: a 136 hp (100 kW) and 260 Nm electric motor shared with the rest of the Stellantis electric models. Regarding the load, they will be able to reach 100 kW of power in direct current, recovering 80% of their autonomy in 30 minutes (50 kWh battery) or 45 minutes (75 kWh battery).