Fiat is an Italian automobile manufacturing company that originated in 1899. Fiat is best known for its range of small, sporty cars. Fiat is the third largest automobile manufacturer in the world and the largest in Europe. A Fiat Scudo is easy to repair with a Fiat Scudo workshop manual.
The Fiat Scudo was a utility van built by Citroen and rebadged by Fiat. The first Fiat Scudo was introduced in 1996. Despite sharing virtually all components with the Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert, the Fiat Scudo had a unique engine to the range. The Fiat Scudo was updated in 2007 and stayed in production until the end of the production deal with Citroen in March, 2016. The Scudo was intended as a light commercial vehicle with either four or five doors and was sold in two configurations; a panel van and a minibus/ passenger van.
Two engines were available for the 1996-2006 Fiat Scudo, one petrol, the other diesel. The petrol engine option was Fiatís venerable 1.6L inline four cylinder single overhead cam engine. The power plant produced 79 PS and 125 Nm of torque. In 2000, Fiat began using a 2.0L petrol motor that featured dual overhead cams and a 16 valve head that upped power output to 136 PS and 190 Nm of torque. The 2.0L engine was developed in conjunction with Groupe PSA, who owns Citroen, Puegeot, Opel/ Vauxhall and several other automobile manufacturing companies.
Fiat used a 1.9L diesel engine to power the first series of Scudo vans, making several revisions along the years to increase power and efficiency. A special model, known as the Fiat Scudo Combinato, built from 2000-2006 featured a high output turbocharged diesel that increased power output from 69 PS to 109 PS and brought torque figures to a respectable 270 Nm.
Tough and rugged, the Fiat Scudo earned a reputation as an ideal light commercial van, capable of getting the job done. The high roof of the Scudo allows for cargo capacity up to 4 cubic meters of cargo and weighing up to 900 Kg.
Primarily a work vehicle, reliability is essential. The Scudo is a reliable van, but regular maintenance is important to prevent untimely breakdowns. Repairs and maintenance are easy for the do-it-yourself home mechanic with a Fiat Scudo repair manual. These manuals explain the steps to remove, replace and repair the Fiat Scudo.