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Fiat Ducato Review

June 1st, 2023

The Fiat Ducato at a glance

Fiat first hit the market over 100 years ago now, opening its first plant in 1900 where a small team made the Fiat 4 HP, the very first model of car produced by Fiat. Fast forward to 2023 and Fiat is a global superpower, producing millions of vehicles in a range of different sizes and styles, the Fiat Ducato being one of them.

The Fiat Ducato first became available in 1981, a collaboration between Fiat and PSA Peugeot Citroen. The name Ducato follows the popular Fiat trend of naming its light commercial vehicles after ancient coinage, also seen in the Fiorino. It is a light commercial vehicle that has been a best seller for Fiat, selling millions since then. In fact, it is so popular it is the most common motorhome base used in Europe, with around two-thirds of motorhomes using the Ducato base.

It is a versatile and powerful vehicle, available in a range of different body types and also as the electric e-Ducato. Here at Van Sales UK, we love the Fiat Ducato and our customers agree, so we have put together this helpful guide to some of the features you can expect from the Ducato and the types of jobs it’s best used for.

Engines and Spec

The Fiat Ducato has undergone a variety of generations and facelifts over its 40-year history. The most recent change involved a brand-new engine. This 2.2-litre engine replaced the older 2.3-litre models, but despite being smaller the torque and horsepower remain virtually identical. It can produce between 120-160 bhp depending on the model, and even features an innovative 9-speed gearbox option on all but the entry-level model.

The big selling point of the Fiat Ducato is the excellent payload on offer, beating most similar-sized vehicles from competitors. So whether you’re looking to carry cargo between sites, or using the van as a mobile HQ, there is plenty of space for whatever you’ll need.


Fiat vehicles have been criticised in the past for not having the most up-to-date interiors. However, a recent facelift to the Ducato changed all that, bringing in a variety of modern touches that make it the perfect vehicle for the modern worker. Each model apart from the bad comes with an innovative infotainment system, which has a 7-inch display and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The great interior is a great choice for anybody who is looking for a van that they can also work out of, such as jobs that require doing paperwork, taking calls and other tasks from the van. There are also plenty of interior options depending on the body type you go for.

While dropside and tipper options will only feature a cab, the panel van and Luton variations have the entirety of the backspace to make your own. This is perfect if the vehicle is used solely for your business, such as using the backspace as a dog groomer or even a mobile shop. The high payload makes it easy to convert the Ducato into the office/shop of your dreams.

Pros & Cons



  • Variety of body types
  • Great payload
  • Adaptable for any jobs


  • Lots of optional extras
  • Engine noise
  • Fuel consumption

The Verdict

Now that you’ve heard a bit more about the Fiat Ducato and the jobs it will be perfect for, it’s time to shop! By working with Van Sales UK, you can browse hundreds of high-quality, new fuel-powered and electric vans, including our range of Fiat Ducato and e-Ducato vehicles.

As previously mentioned, the Ducato is a very versatile vehicle, so you can shop with us for the Ducato in various body types, including Luton, dropside, tipper, combi van and panel van. The panel van option is available in a variety of lengths and heights, so you can choose a vehicle that is perfect for your needs. You can expect the same variety in our e-Ducato range, which also offers dropside, tipper, Luton and panel van options.

But why choose to shop with Van Sales UK? Well, we are able to offer free, fast delivery of our vehicles nationwide, so you can get your new van in no time at all. We also deal with all contracts online, so you don’t have to worry about a continued back and forth to get documents signed.

We are also great for companies looking to expand their fleet of vehicles and purchase multiple vans. By working directly with manufacturers, we can offer massive discounts for van fleets.

So get in touch with us today to get the best deals on new vans and take advantage of our great finance deals.


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