New Fiat Ducato 2014 - premiere
Fiat Ducato is a basis car for the vast majority of currently built motorhomes. Therefore, the premiere of a new generation is quite an event, not only in the automobile world, but also in industries related to tourism and camping.
Fiat Ducato and his twin models - Peugeot Boxer and Citroen Jumper - are by far the most popular models of vans in the world. And very successful. The fifth generation of Fiat Ducato receives a lot of positive opinions from users.
Are the new models – Ducato, Boxer and Jumper - going to be as successful as their predecessors? Are they going to be adapted for touristic purposes as well? Are they going to maintain the dominant position at the campsites? As for now, everything says that yes.
New face of Fiat Ducato
When it comes to the appearance of the new generation vehicles, the biggest changes will regard the front. Now, it will be definitely more modern and even a bit more aggressive. Attention is drawn to a large grill and narrow lights, with a clear line of LED headlights.
Additionally, the van version is distinguished by straight lines and smooth surfaces of the side windows. The rail of sliding door fits perfectly with the line of windows.
An interesting thing is a front bumper, which consists of three parts. Thanks to this, reparation of "parking" damage may be less expensive - you just replace this part of the bumper, which has been destroyed.
The manufacturer ensures that drivers will appreciate comfortable seats in the new model. A cup holder, integrated with console, is also new. At the center of the dashboard you can find a multi-function handle that is compatible with mobile phones, tablets, and different kinds of navigation. You can attach even an ordinary notebook to it!
Ecology + technology
According to current trends, Fiat decreased fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in his vehicles. The most economical engines are able to consume 5.8 l/100 km.
All engines 2.3 and 3.0 MultiJet come with six-speed gearbox Comfort Matic with improved configuration that helps to adapt to different driving conditions and functions performed by the car. Version 2.0 with 115 HP, with a five-speed gearbox will be still produced.
Permissible gross weight of new Ducato may amount 4.4 tons, while the rear axle loading can reach 2.4 tons, and the front - 2.1 tons (van version). The permissible load capacity was increased, while the curb weight of the vehicle-reduced. It was possible to achieve due to the fact that the rear suspension was made of the composite.
Electronic stability control (ESC), which has been improved with rollover mitigation system, is offered in all versions of Ducato as a standard. New Ducato is also equipped with electronic load detection system (LAC), hill-start assist control (Hill Holder), traction control system (ASR) and emergency brake assist (EBA).
In models with engines 2.3 and 3.0 MultiJet, system Servotronic will be a standard. Other systems, such as Traction+, lane departure warning system and road sign recognition system will be available for an additional charge.
In standard equipment, new model offers Bluetooth and MP3 player in all available models of radios, and in top version – color, touch screen 5", a reversing camera, built-in navigation and digital radio (DAB) playback.
New Ducato will be available in four lengths and 3 roof heights for van version, and 6 lengths for chassis cab.
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