Fiat reveal all-new Ducato
By Kelly Mason
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 15:50
RELEASE: New Fiat Ducato
Fiat have unveiled the sixth-generation Ducato.
The new offering, Fiat claim, is inspired by the manufacturer’s renewed focus on robustness and reliability, efficiency and low running costs, and new high-tech content.
Standard features will include electronic stability control, rollover mitigation, load and centre of gravity detection, hill holder, Bluetooth and MP3 playback.
Further driving assistance features are also available, such as Traction+ with Hill Descent Control, reversing camera, satellite navigation and DAB.
The Ducato’s all-new front end features new DRL headlamps, with optional LEDs, and a bold new grille design, available in satin silver or piano black.
A new bonnet, skid plate and new alloy wheels complete the revised exterior style.
Inside, the LCV offers two cabin environments – Classic or Techno – offering ‘different levels of refinement and elegance’.
Enhancements include new seats, large new cup holders and a new, segment-exclusive Multifunction Tablet Holder.
Emissions and economy are also bolstered across the range, with emissions for the entry-level 2.3litre MultiJet II 110hp at 170g/km and fuel economy at 44.1mpg.
A 2.3litre MultiJet II 130hp and 2.3litre MultiJet II 150hp are even more improved when equipped with optional Start&Stop – at just 164g/km and 45.6 MPG for both engines.
All models are equipped with six-speed manual transmission as standard, while ComfortMatic transmission is available on all but the entry-level unit.
Within the van range, customers can choose from between eight different load capacities, ranging from 8 to 17m³, four lengths and three different heights.
Five lengths are offered for the chassis cabs, one more than the current range.
Further details and pricing will be announced in due course.