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Fiat Confirms Details of Ducato Motorhome Specification

Fiat Ducato motorhome chassis cab 2012Fiat has confirmed the specification details for the 2012 Ducato in motorhome specification. The Fiat Ducato dominates the motorhome market and Fiat goes to some length to keep it that way – including producing dedicated motorhome versions of the Ducato.

I wrote about the launch of the new Euro 5 Ducato models last year, but the motorhome specification has a few additional standard items that are worth mentioning separately:

  • Comfort-Matic automatic gear box is now available with the 2.3l engine as well as the 3.0l engine. I predict it will become very popular with motorhome buyers now it is available on the most popular engine.
  • Updated dashboard with posh wood-effect trim. The new dashboard also includes a TomTom My Port and the option of a built-in TomTom LIVE system.
  • One final new feature that should be popular is Traction+, a traction control system that simulates the effect of a limited slip differential by automatically braking whichever wheel is spinning – should be useful on campsites. This kind of differential-equivalent system is becoming increasingly popular and is even used on the new Ford Ranger.
According to Fiat, the Ducato is the base vehicle for 75% of European motorhomes. I can’t see this situation changing anytime soon, given the improvements made to this version of the Ducato.
Cab view - 2012 Fiat Ducato
Cab view - 2012 Fiat Ducato

To find out more about the new Ducato, visit or call in at Fiat’s stand at The Motorhome Caravan & Camping Show at ExCeL, London (14–19 February, 2012).

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