12 JUN 2020
Like every other motorhome owner with adventure in their blood, you may have spent countless hours in the company of your Fiat Ducato-based motorhome, on endless trips to exciting destinations and stopovers in breathtaking hidden havens. But do you really know everything about your trusted travel companion? Let’s find out together.
HISTORY OF A SYMBOL
It makes sense to start at the beginning, by looking into the background of the Ducato motorhome. Many of us will already know that the first Ducato was assembled in 1981 at the Sevel factory in the Sangro Valley, Abruzzo.
For 39 years this car plant has been a hotbed of innovation worldwide, as well as the largest light commercial vehicle plant in Europe.
We can therefore say that for almost 40 years now, every Fiat Ducato that has travelled the world not only represents the quality, technology and know-how that characterise all great Italian-made products, but also incorporates technologies from one of the most advanced factories in the sector.
AN UNSHAKEABLE LEADER
Now that we know where our four-wheeled friend is made, let's find out why more than 500,000 families in Europe have chosen to go on an adventure, tour or holiday in a Ducato-based motorhome!
In 2020 Ducato was named “Best Motorhome Base 2020” by German magazine Promobil, a reference publication in the recreational vehicles sector, further underlining the leadership of the brand, which boasts an extraordinary record of achievements as well as unrivalled expertise and knowledge of the sector, and which offers customers the highest possible level of flexibility, comfort and customisation.
"Leader in Freedom" is not just a motto, but a fully fledged lifestyle philosophy that extends from the production line to your garage, ensuring unrivalled freedom all year round. This is how the “Fiat Professional For Recreational Vehicles” logo came about: it is a certificate of quality, specialisation and origin, but also a promise of closeness and timely solutions to our end customers, who make every Fiat Ducato-based motorhome a genuine embodiment of this philosophy!
SAFETY ALWAYS COMES FIRST
When it comes to engines, another very important topic is undoubtedly safety. So, let's review the new innovations in 2020, discovering step by step what makes Ducato a safe option for you and your family.
When talking about safety, attention to detail is necessary to ensure that your dream trip is carefree, without having to worry about potential risks that might endanger you and your loved ones.
With that in mind, Fiat Ducato never stops innovating, by developing security systems that ensure excellent driver visibility, unprecedented road holding and a rapid response in the event of emergencies — at all times!
In this respect, there are many new features in the MY2020 model: from the new Rear Cross Path detection (RCP) system, which uses radar sensors to detect vehicles approaching from the side, to Full Brake Control (FBC), which is designed to prevent collisions or reduce their severity while on the move, as well as Blind Spot Assist, which helps alert us to dangers, even when they out of our field of vision.
In short, getting to know your Ducato is important for every occasion, and knowing how to use these advanced safety systems will help you to get the most out of your journeys, by fully exploiting the unique reliability of your Fiat Ducato motorhome. And if you have any questions about how these safety systems work, you can always consult the brochure by downloading it directly from the home page of the Ducato website!
Let's all take time to prepare ourselves and our motorhome to the fullest, in readiness for the next adventure.