Fiat Professional has presented the new Ducato 2021 Fiat ProfessionalDuchyto complete the path started in April with the launch of the Polite, the Stellantis Group’s first 100% electric commercial vehicle. The Fiat Ducato celebrates its 40th anniversary becoming the best-selling light commercial vehicle in Europe in 2020 with some 150,000 units registered, 8% more than in 2019. Likewise, for 13 consecutive years, users from all over Europe have chosen the Ducato as “Best base for motorhomes”.
The new 2021 Fiat Ducato is the best in its class in terms of capacity thanks to the widest front-wheel drive range on the market. However, the model aspires to improve to meet all the cargo and mobility needs of its customers. Aesthetically, the new Ducato presents a dynamic and elegant style that can be observed in the design of the new headlights with high-performance Full LED technology, which have a more modern and technological look and provide 30% more brightness than traditional halogen headlights. The exterior design is completed by a renewed large grille and new skid plates, which are added to the iconic new Fiat emblem. Finally, the Italian firm introduces a new launch color: the Lanzarote gray, a color dedicated to customers in the recreational sector, as it highlights the adventurous character of the new Ducato.
Inside, the cabin of the new Ducato changes completely to improve the quality of life on board and the practicality of use. The renovated cabin has a redesigned instrument cluster and steering wheel, along with a new gear stick, new more functional and spacious door panels and automatic air conditioning controls. The electric parking brake is also incorporated, to create more space in the cabin; and the ‘Keyless Entry and Go’, to open and close the cab and cargo compartment doors and start the engine without having to use the key.
Another great novelty is the fully digital configuration of the instrument cluster, the Full Digital Cockpit, which is able to offer clearly and immediately the most useful information and warnings during the journey. To this are added the nuevas interfaces Uconnect with screens up to 10 inches, a complete satellite navigation system including TomTom 3D maps and interface Wireless Apple Car Play and Android Auto.
As for the seats, they have a more modern design, a new padding and offer more space and comfort. In addition, the ‘Eat and Work’ passenger seat, as the name suggests, becomes a comfortable space to work or eat something. The new Ducato completes its excellent interior with the compartment to recharge mobile phones wirelessly, the double USB type A and C sockets, the 230 V high voltage power socket and the heated windscreen with internal electric resistances that serve to quickly defrost the Moon.
Performance of the new Fiat Ducato 2021
The new Ducato completely renews its range, offering engines developed to comply with Euro 6D-Final regulations and expanding the range available with the Heavy Duty approval. The new MultiJet3 diesel engines, based on the new H3 Power architecture developed by Fiat Professional, they offer greater efficiency by reducing weight and reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 7%. Durability and comfort are also increased, thanks to the higher elasticity and lower noise, compared to the previous generation of thrusters.
Regarding the range of engines, it is articulated in four power levels (120, 140, 160 and 180 hp) and two gears (the 6-speed manual and the 9-speed ‘9Speed’ automatic). This range of engines is completed with the gama Heavy Duty, which is available in the three highest power levels and with manual and automatic transmission. It should be noted that all versions, both Light Duty and Heavy Duty, maintain the same engine torque, which is already the best in its category with the 450 Nm from the most powerful engine.
Without a doubt, with a total of 13 different combinations, the range can be perfectly adapted to any client and specific mission.
Maximum safety for the Fiat Ducato 2021
Thanks to its 100% renewed electrical architecture, the new Ducato has a wide range of safety systems and driving assistance. What’s more, it is presented as the first level 2 autonomous driving light commercial vehicle thanks to its complete range of ADAS systems: speed control, sudden obstacle braking, traffic sign recognition, adaptive cruise control with Stop and Go function, lane keeping alert, hold assist, Active Park Assist and the system Enhanced ESC with Cross Wind Assist and Trailer Stability Control.
The ultimate in connectivity
The new Ducato represents the ultimate in terms of connectivity thanks to the sistema Uconnect, which includes a myriad of services:
Fiat Ducato Camper
Fiat Ducato Camper Passionate about the outdoors and nature come to the Ducato one of the best vehicles to camperize. This is demonstrated by the community of more than 500,000 members who travel frequently throughout Europe at the wheel of the Ducato due to its characteristics of space, comfort, reliability and ease of driving. All of these qualities are further enhanced with what’s new for 2021 in terms of performance, safety and connectivity.
For years Fiat Professional has offered a free telephone assistance service (00800-3428-1111) reserved exclusively for the camper sector, which is available in 51 countries and in 15 languages, and which serves to provide any type of help: from tourist information even roadside assistance.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.