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Ducato Full-Size Van Will Get Update Next Year...

The FIAT brand is celebrating 40 years of its beloved Ducato commercial van this year. The Ducato has been the halo model for the FIAT Professional brand and is one of the most popular commercial vehicles in Europe. Thanks to its low operation cost and its ability to be available in a number of configurations such as a commercial van, a chassis cab, and a passenger van. 

2022 Fiat Ducato Commercial Van Tester. (GabetzSPYUnit).

Although it may be a year for celebrating such a milestone, the FIAT team is hard at work on an updated Fiat Ducato for the 2022 model year. Our friends at GabetzSPYUnit have caught the newest version of the Ducato out testing on the streets of Europe. 

2022 Fiat Ducato Commercial Van Tester. (GabetzSPYUnit).

While the exterior pretty much looks like a carryover from the current model, the Ducato will receive an updated front fascia with the FIAT logo being dumped in favor of the more modern F-I-A-T text we have seen on the brand’s recently updated and new vehicles around the globe. The rest of the vehicle looks identical to the current model on the outside. 

2022 Fiat Ducato Commercial Van Tester. (GabetzSPYUnit).

On the inside of the 2022 Fiat Ducato is where it gets interesting. Looking closely through the windows of this test vehicle, we can clearly see a new dash design featuring upper and lower climate vents and a new Uconnect 5 information system, the first of its kind on a FIAT Professional vehicle. Sources have also indicated that the Ducato will also adapt the digital rearview mirror like the North American market 2021 Ram ProMaster van.

2022 Fiat Ducato Commercial Van Tester. (GabetzSPYUnit).

While we still don’t know if there will be any engine updates, we expect the recently launched electrified powertrain on the E-Ducato will carry over unchanged. The E-Ducato offers modular options for battery size, with ranges in a typical urban real delivery cycle from 200 km (124 miles) to over 330 km (250 miles) at standard environment conditions, depending on the battery pack, and a variety of charging configurations.

2022 Fiat Ducato Commercial Van Tester. (GabetzSPYUnit).

It also comes with high-potential performance with speed limited to 100 km/h or 62 mph (for improved energy absorption, maximum output of 90 kW (121 horsepower), and maximum torque of 280 Nm (207 ft.-lb. of torque). The new electric engine does not penalize the Ducato’s strengths either as E-Ducato offers best-in-class load volume from 10 to 17 m(or 353 to 600 cubic feet), with a similarly best-in-class payload of up to 1,950 kg (4,300 lbs). 

2022 Fiat Ducato Commercial Van Tester. (GabetzSPYUnit).

We hope that these new updates will make their way to the 2022 Ram ProMaster van as well. The Ram ProMaster is due for an update for the 2022 model year as well. So stay tuned.

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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Although I was not pleased to see the tried and true Dodge/Ram vans being replaced, at first by the Mercedes Sprinter and then by the Ducato, it has impressed me as to how popular they are, especially with tradesman and small businesses. Of course the bottom line is cash flow for the company and dealers, but I always thought an American design would fit our market best, perhaps I did not anticipate the acceptance of this global van. It remains to be seen, going forward what and how this van will be improved, but the stakes are so high, yet the talent pool so deep now after the merger that I’m betting it will be a much better van. I do hope they replace the current headlights, I see so many running around with blown out headlights, what is that about? My electrician has a Ram van and loves it, so I guess there is a strong audience for this and future Ram vans, but I must interject, I hope our American Ram team has more imput in future development. Heck, it can not hurt.

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Although I was not pleased to see the tried and true Dodge/Ram vans being replaced, at first by the Mercedes Sprinter and then by the Ducato, it has impressed me as to how popular they are, especially with tradesman and small businesses. Of course the bottom line is cash flow for the company and dealers, but I always thought an American design would fit our market best, perhaps I did not anticipate the acceptance of this global van. It remains to be seen, going forward what and how this van will be improved, but the stakes are so high, yet the talent pool so deep now after the merger that I’m betting it will be a much better van. I do hope they replace the current headlights, I see so many running around with blown out headlights, what is that about? My electrician has a Ram van and loves it, so I guess there is a strong audience for this and future Ram vans, but I must interject, I hope our American Ram team has more imput in future development. Heck, it can not hurt.

Bill,
I purchased a 159" wb High Roof about a year ago and have been working to convert to a small camper / traveler van, and I will have to say that they are great vans. The 3.6 is capable and I can regularly get into the low 20mpg range while taking trips. They are pretty bare bones in terms of cabin area, but its merely a vessel to using the large space inside. The front wheel drive and relatively large ground clearance makes for a decent winter vehicle in 90% of the situations I have encountered. They are IMHO nothing to look at (but what Euro van style really is?), but for functionality and versatility they are just what the market needs.

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