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23 December 2016
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Fiat Ducato: leader in the large van segment in 13 European countries

In addition to celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2016, Fiat Ducato has reconfirmed its leadership in the large van segment – for vehicles from 2.8 to 4.4 tons – and was the best selling model in thirteen countries and in the camper van segment. Today, three out of four camper van owners travel in a Fiat Professional Ducato-based motorhome, which has been chosen by 500,000 families for over ten years. Merit for this goes to the many body variants, the square and regular shape of the loading compartment, the efficient engines and the car-like driving. This success stems from 35 years of experience: since 1981, its winning features have been gradually perfected to make Ducato become the benchmark and a trendsetter produced in over 10,000 variants and sold in more than 80 countries worldwide. A global model, a benchmark for the category and a matchless success. The Ducato motorhome base was designed in partnership with leading European motorhome manufacturers to offer the best integrated base and living pod solutions.
Fiat Professional focuses greatly on the needs of camper van users getting to know them by establishing long-lasting partnerships and exchanges with motorhome manufacturers, by attending 10 specialised trade shows in Europe, via the dedicated Fiat Camper website that receives an average of 52,000 visits a month, the dedicated Fiat Ducato Camper Facebook page that counts over 50,000 fans and the Fiat Camper Mobile app that has been downloaded more than 90,000 times.

Of all motorhomes on the road, 73% are Ducato-based
The sixth generation of Fiat Ducato was launched in 2014 to respond to customer needs by offering more technology, more efficiency and more value. And, more recently, a new range of Euro 6 engines implementing LPEGR technology was introduced. Today, the new Multijet2 Euro 6 engines are best in their power class in terms of fuel efficiency and deliver high torque at low rpms, a feature which is a highly appreciated by motorhome drivers.
For the new MultiJet2 Euro 6 engines of the motorhome bases, Fiat Professional has capitalised on its leading position to develop the solution most suited to all needs of motorhome customers by implementing one-of-kind technology.
Fiat has adopted a single approach aimed at identifying the best solutions and picked LPEGR. This technology respects the current Euro 6 standards and offers better advantages for motorhome bases compared to the SCR technology used in the past on Fiat Professional solutions dedicated to passenger transport: rational design and layout (there are no tanks or additional systems compared to Euro 5+), no AdBlue refilling, which implies simpler maintenance as a consequence, and no increase of vehicle weight, meaning that there is more for people and motorhome furniture.
The 130, 150 and 180 Multijet2 engines are also available with “Comfort Matic” robotised gearbox for a relaxing driving style.