Fiat Ducato elected "Best Motorhome Base Vehicle 2016" in Germany
The sixth generation of Fiat Ducato won the accolade awarded by the readers of the specialised magazine "Promobil", further confirming the success of the leading model in the sector and key reference for all European camper van manufacturers.
Fiat Ducato wins yet another international award: for the ninth time running, it was named "Best Motorhome Base Vehicle 2016" by the readers of "Promobil", the specialised German magazine that has been considered the barometer of the trends in the motorhome sector for more than 25 years. The undisputed number one model on the motorhome market in Germany has received the top score, leaving behind Mercedes Sprinter and VW T6.
Once again, Fiat Ducato, base vehicle of choice for a multitude of camper van variants made by different manufacturers, has prevailed over the competition put up by similar vehicles. Bernd Wachtel, Head of Bodywork for FCA Germany AG, will be collecting the prize at the ceremony which will be held during the CMT in Stuttgart from January 16 to 24. CMT is Europe's most important trade fair dedicated to caravanning, motoring and tourism open to the general public. Last year it attracted over 240,000 visitors.
The award complements the trust expressed by manufacturers and customers and is further confirmation of the efficacy of the modern, innovative approach adopted by the light commercial vehicle department of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for Fiat Ducato, which is simply the perfect base for becoming a camper van. For many years, the features of Ducato, for the building versions van, chassis cab and chassis cowl, have proven to be winning for motorhome owners: in its square, box-shaped cargo compartment, every centimetre can be cleverly exploited to make all the space available for holidays.
What is more, Fiat Ducato has a rich range of Multijet engines and gear-boxes - including the robotised Comfort-Matic gear-box available for the engines with 130 hp, 150 hp and 180 hp - and an excellent steering circle to facilitate manoeuvring. More strong features of the vehicle are the comfortable and car-like ergonomics and driving and its peerless comfort, guaranteed also by its excellent visibility, its comfortable "Captain Chair" style seats with integrated head restraints, its adjustable steering wheel and hydraulic power steering. Last but not least, Fiat Ducato is packed with active and passive safety devices to travel with confidence.
The Ducato base is leader in the motorhome sector and the chassis of choice for all European motorhome manufacturers: during the past ten years, over 500,000 families have safely and confidently chosen to travel and enjoy their holidays in a Fiat Ducato base camper van. With many years of experience under its belt, Fiat Professional offers a unique range of services dedicated to Fiat Ducato base motorhome users for organising their trips, exchanging experiences and intervening promptly wherever needed.