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2014 Fiat Ducato has a starting price of £19,995 in the UK

The sixth generation Fiat Ducato will feature this year a new exterior style that integrates modern ‘car design’ to the light commercial vehicle segment. The Ducato now prides of all-new front end that includes new headlights with integrated daytime running lights, LED on Tecnico models, and a bold new grille design that is finished in “chrome shadow” or “piano black,” depending on the model.

The 2014 Fiat Ducato boasts of new front bumpers that make it look more muscular. Since the bumpers are comprised of four sections, they are easier to fix as repairs will only be made on damaged portions only, thereby helping cut running costs.

Fiat Professional also implemented innovative measures to further cut running costs like headlamps placed on sliding guides and a new single-piece bonnet that allows greater access to the engine compartment.

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Fiat Professional installs ESP safety device across Ducato range

Fiat Ducato owners could now be assured of greater safety thanks to the installation of ESP (electronic stability program) across its entire range of vans, chassis cabs, combis and minibuses. Fiat Professional has started introducing ESP into all Fiat Ducato models -- except the back-to-back cab range – in April 2013 in anticipation of any possible changes to commercial vehicle legislation.

ESP is a safety device which employs information from various sensors to determine whether a vehicle is cornering safely or not. If the ESP computer assessed that a vehicle is going to skid, it would apply brakes on the appropriate wheel or cut engine power. Aside from that, ESP also integrates a number of other technologies.

One of these is the Load Adaptive Control (LAC) that determines the size of the load and the vehicle’s center of gravity to allow the systems to work at optimal effectiveness. Hill Holder, on the other hand, allows the vehicle to start easier on slopes by holding the brake on momentarily after the gas pedal is released.

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2014 Ram Promaster confirmed! Will be based on the Fiat Ducato van range!

We’ve now gotten confirmation that Chrysler’s Ram Trucks division will sell a Fiat-sourced full-size van in North America. The 2014 Ram Promaster, which will be based on the Fiat Ducato van range, will arrive at dealerships in the third quarter of 2013. But then, its arrival isn’t actually much of a surprise. Ram has already admitted in early 2011 that it will be offering another Fiat-based van in North America.

Fiat/Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne also revealed that the large Ducato, which has about the same size as Mercedes-Benz Sprinter or Ford Transit, will be added to Ram’s lineup in North America. In a statement, Fred Diaz, Ram brand president, said that its commercial lineup gets a boost from Promaster, with its full line of work trucks and vans.

He also said that its tie-up with Fiat had allowed it to access products and technology that will be appreciated by its U.S. and Canadian Ram Truck customers. The Ducato is a front-wheel-drive vehicle, making it different from the Sprinter, 2014 Transit, or other full-size vans currently available in the market.

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Fiat introduces Tecnico versions of Ducato and Doblo Cargo

Banking on the positive feedback to special series Ducato Tecnico, Fiat Professional has decided to extend the Tecnico’s availability to other versions and models in the range. The Ducato Tecnico series was launched early this year. It is based on the Ducato 35 Van 2.3 Litre 130 MultiJet II LWB HR (L3H2). Fiat Professional has built a new Ducato Tecnico version based on the Ducato 30 Van 2.3 Litre 130 MultiJet II SWB (L1H1).

The company has started to take orders. It comes with several extra standard equipment such as air conditioning, front fog lights, Blue&Me with steering wheel controls, TomTom predisposition on the dashboard, B&M TomTom Live navigator plus cradle, Start&Stop, special wheel trims, reverse parking sensors and eco: Drive Professional software. Consumers can choose from a wide variety of pastel colors for the Ducato Tecnico version of their choice.

Metallic paint costs £100 more. The SX version is the basis for the Doblò Cargo Tecnico versions so the additional standard equipment are the following: air conditioning, Blue&Me with steering wheel controls, TomTom predisposition on the dashboard, B&M TomTom Live navigator plus cradle, Start&Stop, reverse parking sensors and eco:Drive Professional software. The SX trim level for Doblò Cargo has front fog lights and special wheel trims as standard equipment.

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Fiat’s Professional stand (with no.S140) at The Motorhome Caravan & Camping Show will prominently feature Fiat Professional’s New Ducato Euro 5. This new event is the largest motorhome, caravan and camping showcase to happen in London for more than five years. It will take place from Feb. 14 to 19 and its venue is at ExCeL, London. The new 2012 season models will be seen at the stands of all the major UK and several European motorhome manufacturers.

Many would be based on the new Ducato chassis, in van and coach-built versions. Three out of every four motorhomes in Europe are equipped with Fiat Professional’s Ducato, making it the most widely used chassis on the market.

At the Fiat Professional stand’s exhibits, there will be a Ducato 3.0 litre 180bhp chassis cab with the new extra-long wheelbase with Comfort-Matic gearbox alongside the displays of the Comfort-Matic gearbox and new Euro 5 Engine.

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