Fiat Professional’s largest van, the Ducato, has gotten cleaner, safer and more efficient for 2020 – but Fiat is only offering the short-wheelbase on special order.
That means the base price has climbed by over $7000 to $46,300 before on-road costs, though that’s partially offset by the addition of new safety equipment.
All Ducatos now include standard autonomous emergency braking with forward-collision warning, a reversing camera and lane departure warning, while an optional $2190 safety pack adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and traffic sign recognition.
That’s an improvement over the spartan safety equipment levels of last year’s model, though it falls short of the Ford Transit van which offers all of that as standard plus lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.
All Series 7 Ducatos are powered by a new 2.3-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine that meets Euro 6d emissions standards, mated to a ZF-sourced nine-speed automatic transmission or a carryover six-speed manual.
Outputs are 130kW of power and either 400Nm or 450Nm of torque, depending on whether you choose the manual or automatic, respectively. While that’s unchanged from last year’s manual models, the automatic has received a healthy bump in torque of 50Nm.
- 2020 Fiat Ducato Medium Wheelbase Low Roof manual: $46,300
- 2020 Fiat Ducato Medium Wheelbase Mid Roof manual: $48,300
- 2020 Fiat Ducato Medium Wheelbase Low Roof auto: $49,190
- 2020 Fiat Ducato Long Wheelbase Mid Roof manual: $50,300
- 2020 Fiat Ducato Medium Wheelbase Mid Roof auto: $51,190
- 2020 Fiat Ducato Long Wheelbase Mid Roof auto: $53,190
- 2020 Fiat Ducato Extra Long Wheelbase Mid Roof auto: $57,500
All prices exclude on-road costs.
All 2020 Fiat Ducato models use a 2.3 turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, producing 130kW of power and either 400Nm (manual models) or 450Nm (automatic) of torque.
Available transmissions are a six-speed manual and nine-speed automatic transmission.
All models feature a 90L fuel tank. Fiat Professional Australia is currently evaluating fuel economy figures – we’ll update when they’re available.
The 2020 Fiat Ducato measures 2050mm wide and either 2254mm or 2522mm tall, depending on whether you choose the Low Roof or Mid Roof.
Length varies. The MWB is 5413mm long, the LWB measures 5998mm and the XLWB is 6363mm.
It boasts 10m³ of cargo volume in the MWB Low Roof, 11.5m³ in the MWB Mid Roof, 13m³ in the LWB Mid Roof and 15m³ in the XLWB Mid Roof. Payload also varies, naturally – 1510kg in the MWB Low Roof, 2190kg in the MWB Mid Roof, 2140kg in the LWB Mid Roof and 2015kg in the XLWB Mid Roof.
The load bay is 3120mm long in the MWB, 3705mm in the LWB and 4070mm in the XLWB and 18700mm wide in all with 1422mm between the wheel arches, with a load bay height of 1662mm in the Low Roof and 1932mm in the Mid Roof.
Neither ANCAP nor Euro NCAP have crash-tested the current Fiat Ducato.
All 2020 Fiat Ducato models feature autonomous emergency braking with forward-collision warning, as well as lane-departure warning, dual airbags, rollover mitigation, and anti-lock brakes.
The optional Safety Plus pack adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and traffic sign recognition.
The 2020 Fiat Ducato comes standard with the following equipment:
- 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
- Height-adjustable driver’s seat
- Cruise control
Optional is a $2190 Comfort and Tech pack, which adds:
- 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, DAB digital radio and satellite navigation
- LED daytime running lights
- Automatic climate control
- Tyre-pressure monitoring
The Safety Plus pack also costs $2190 and adds:
- Automatic headlights
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Fog lights
- Automatic high beam
- All-season tyres
- Hill descent control
Additional side sliding doors are a standalone $1190 option.
All 2020 Fiat Ducato models have a three-year, 200,000km warranty. Servicing intervals are 12 months or 48,000km, whichever comes first.