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CAUGHT: 2022 Fiat Ducato Commercial Van With New Interior:

CAUGHT: 2022 Fiat Ducato Commercial Van With New Interior:​

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


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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.

 

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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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