Ducato becomes the best-selling commercial vehicle in Europe
The Fiat Professional Ducato, first unveiled in 1981, reached a major milestone in 2020: according to Dataforce, it became the best-selling commercial vehicle – of all segments – on the European market for the first time in 40 years.
As Ducato reaches its 40th anniversary this year, it continues to face the challenges of zero-emission mobility head-on with the launch of 100% electric E-Ducato.
40 years of Italian history
Almost 40 years ago, the Ducato revolutionised the large volume van segment with its front-wheel drive, load volume and versatility. Production began in 1981 on the lines at Sevel (Società Europea Veicoli Leggeri – European light vehicles company) in Val di Sangro and remains there to this day. Over time, the Ducato’s features have been gradually refined, produced in over 10,000 variants and sold in more than 80 countries all over the world. The wide range of body versions and the efficiency of the chassis have made it ideal for conversions and motorhome outfitters.
Success Beyond Europe
The success of the Ducato is now well-established in Europe (as evidenced by its new record). It is currently sold in over 80 countries, including in North America as RAM’s ProMaster. Appreciated for its versatility, engine power and reduced running costs, Ducato has also been rewarded by its customers, with their loyalty. Fiat Professional is delighted to be developing the Ducato range in 2021 with the introduction of the 100% Electric model. There is a Ducato to meet all your business needs.