Fiat has been making commercial vehicles since 1903, and it now has a market share of well over 43% in Italy. The Ducato is its most successful commercial vehicle – winning van of the year in 1994, an accolade that the Doblo Cargo scooped in 2006, the Scudo in 2008, the Fiorino in 2009 and the New Doblo Cargo in 2011.
The Ducato has been a best seller for 30 years - more than 2.2 million vehicles have been sold across the world since 1981. The latest development for this van is its new range of engines – which include four new Euro 5, turbo diesel direct injection, MultiJet engines, which offer impressive CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. All Ducato models feature the new 16-valve Multijet Common Rail engine, which has the benefit of electronic high-pressure injection. Depending on the model you choose, power can range from 100 bhp 2.2 up to 157 bhp 3.0. The most powerful engine offers 400Nm torque at between 1,700 and 2,500 rpm. Technology and millions of kilometres of testing have ensured that the Ducato has justified its hard-won reputation as a vehicle that offers low fuel consumption.
Fiat makes sure that when you buy one of its vans, you get more than just a vehicle. Your purchase is backed up by a range of customer benefits that have been crafted to ensure that your time as a Fiat owner is cost-efficient and easy. Buy a new Fiat van and you get a three-year Fiatcare warranty package, which includes a two-year unlimited mileage manufacturer’s warranty, so you know that any repairs necessary due to faulty materials or manufacture will be taken care of. The third year a dealer warranty comes into place. The paintwork is also covered for three years, with any defects due to faulty manufacture and materials covered. Corrosion is also covered for the van’s first eight years, plus you get a year’s AA cover.
As well as the bestselling Ducato, there are two other models – the Ducato Van and the Ducato Dropside Truck. Or, you can opt for the versatile, hard-working Doblo Cargo.