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Fiat Qubo Trekking

TREK MATE (some text hidden)

By Jonathan Crouch

Fiat's attempt to toughen-up its Qubo MPV is called the Trekking. Jonathan Crouch reports

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When it comes to being cool and trendy in the automotive world, the van-based MPV resides somewhere near the bottom of the evolutionary scale. One method that is increasingly being employed by manufacturers to promote their vehicles out of the primordial soup at the base of the style staircase is to pile on some 4x4 design cues. Fiat's Qubo was already one of the more attractive van based MPV options so toughened-up in Trekking guise, it must have a chance.

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The addition of 4x4 styling appendages has become the preferred option for manufacturers looking to inject some excitement into their more utilitarian products. Fiat's Qubo Trekking supplements the usual raised ride height and chunky bumper with an electronic differential and mud and snow tyres for extra grip. The looks will remain a matter of opinion but you can't argue with the Qubo's practicality.

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The Qubo is based on the Fiat Fiorino van, a small commercial vehicle tailored to the needs of urban businesses. This stands it in good stead as a small MPV, as does styling that doesn't immediately suggest it's an electrician's van in drag. Fiat will be aiming the Trekking model certainly at customers who see the standard Qubo as slightly passe, perhaps at those who might occasionally need to drive across wet grass or up a gravel driveway and maybe at customers who had considered front-wheel-drive versions of small 4x4 vehicles but would prefer a cheaper option. So does the Trekking do enough to convince?

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Statistics (subset of data only)

Min

Max

0-62 mph (s):

12.2

Combined mpg:

68.9

CO2 (g/km):

107

Extra urban mpg:

78.5

Height (mm):

1735

Insurance group:

8

... and 7 other stats available

Scoring (subset of scores)

Category: MPV People Carriers

Performance
50%
Handling
40%
Comfort
60%
Space
80%
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