The freight transportation market is developing at a rapid pace. So, every year there are more and more commercial vehicles. But Fiat-Ducato is by no means a novelty, but even an old-timer in the commercial vehicle market. This machine first appeared in the 81st year of the last century. Today this car is one of the leaders in its class. This is a good alternative to Sprinter and Crafter. Who is this Italian? Fiat Ducato dimensions, description and specifications - later in our article.
Cars have a bright modern design. In front - slanted LED headlights and a huge grille. The bumper is not painted in body color, which is very practical for commercial vehicles. On the sides - a wide plastic molding. Mirrors are rectangular and provide a good overview. With regard to the quality of corrosion protection, modern Ducato models have a good anti-corrosionprocessing.
It is worth noting that Fiat-Ducato is going to be in Yelabuga. Depending on the equipment, the vehicle may or may not be equipped with fog lamps.
What are the dimensions of the Fiat Ducato? The dimensions of this vehicle may vary significantly. The Italian manufacturer produces many modifications, among which are:
- Short base.
- Chassis (with the possibility of installing a booth).
Let's look at each type in more detail.
This Fiat Ducato has a wheelbase of 3 meters. The length of the body is 4.96 meters. The manufacturer also offers the installation of bodies of different heights. So, the low roof option has a height of 2.25 meters, and in more expensive versions - 2.53 meters. The width of the Fiat Ducato is unchanged and is 2.05 meters. Depending on the height of the cabin, the useful volume of the minibus booth is from eight to nine and a half cubic meters. The carrying capacity of the short-wheelbase Fiat Ducato is 995 kilograms. What is the purpose of this vehicle? It is assumed that this "Fiat-Ducato" will be used within the city. At the same time, there are all conditions for convenient loading and unloading. The dimensions of the rear door are 156 by 152 centimeters or 156 by 179 centimeters (depending on the height of the body). There is also a sliding door. She is equipped with a Fiat Ducato minibus. The size of the sliding door is 107.5 by 148.5 centimeters. Atthis loading height is 54 centimeters.
It can be either a passenger Fiat Ducato or a cargo one. The wheelbase in this case is 3.45 meters. The total body length is 5.41 meters. The width is still 2.05 meters. Height, as in the previous case, may vary. So, the version with a low roof has a height of 2.25 meters. Other versions - 2, 53. As for the usable volume, the cargo area is designed for ten or eleven and a half cubic meters.
The carrying capacity of the medium base Fiat may vary. So, the passenger "Fiat-Ducato" can take on board up to one ton of cargo. But the van is already designed for a load of 1575 kilograms. The dimensions of the rear gate are similar to the previous case. However, the dimensions of the sliding side door are somewhat different. So, its width is 54 centimeters, and in some modifications even 125 centimeters. The maximum possible length of the cargo compartment is more than three meters (3, 12). This allows you to transport already large furniture.
This modification is called "Maxi Van". What are the dimensions of the Fiat Ducato bus? The wheelbase is 4.04 meters long. In this case, the total length of the body is six meters. There is another modification. Its total length is as much as 6.4 meters.
At the same time, the rear overhang is extended to 138 centimeters. The height may also vary. So, the low roof version hasheight of 2.52 meters. And the maximum version is 2.76. The width remains the same and is 2.05 meters. The internal dimensions of the Fiat Ducato are such that they can fit from 13 to 17 cubic meters of cargo. At the same time, the length of the booth is from 3.7 to 4.07 meters.
This is another variant of the Fiat Ducato truck. Wheelbase sizes can also be different. So, the total length of the machine is 5.94 or 6.3 meters. What is this type of car for? On the chassis can be installed:
- Refrigerated van.
- Capacities for transporting liquids (both food and chemical).
It is also possible to install additional equipment (for example, a loader crane) or equip a double cabin, which will be designed for four passengers. There is also a choice of carrying capacity. The total mass can be from three and a half to four tons. However, the latest version is already categorized as C.
Frame height and rear overhang are stable and do not change on all modifications. So, this parameter is 65 and 240 centimeters, respectively.
Very often the modification of the chassis is equipped with an onboard platform. It is made of aluminum and will not rust. So, the height of the sides is 40 centimeters, and the width of the platform is 2 meters. In this case, the volume of the body may be different, depending on the length of the machine. Volume is sixup to eight and a half meters.
This car uses a turbodiesel engine of the MultiJet series. This is a four-cylinder engine located transversely relative to the body. Among the advantages of this engine, reviews note high elasticity, throttle response and power. When the car is empty, the car starts off easily from second gear. The power unit is distinguished by direct fuel injection and has an intercooler (intercooler). There is an injection control system with a Bosch controller.
Unlike the popular Common Rail, the MultiJet system has a special, more aggressive injection algorithm. This allows you to increase the maximum power of the power plant and at the same time reduce the noise level during operation. Also, the MultiJet power unit is less picky about fuel quality. And the fuel itself burns out in the cylinders completely. This achieves high efficiency and performance of the internal combustion engine.
The working volume of the power unit is 2.28 liters. Rated power - 130 horsepower. At the same time, the engine torque is 320 Nm.
As for transmissions, the buyer is offered a mechanical six-speed gearbox with hydraulic shutdown and single-plate clutch. Torque is transmitted to the front drive wheels. By the way, the same box is offered for the new Ford Transit minibuses. Reviews note that the presence of the sixth gear in this box allows you to confidently accelerate to high speedswhile saving fuel. So, the maximum speed of the car is 150 kilometers per hour. And fuel consumption is 8.4 liters. But on the track, the car will save only if the speed of the car does not exceed 110 kilometers per hour. The fuel tank itself is designed for 90 liters of fuel. As noted by the reviews, the box switches clearly and does not make any noise.
The car has a modern and comfortable interior. for the driver there is a four-spoke multifunction steering wheel with the ability to adjust, as well as an informative instrument panel with an on-board computer. The latter shows all information about the trip - average speed, instantaneous and total consumption. On the center console is a digital multimedia display, below there is a climate control unit. Under the console are two cupholders. Also in the cabin there are niches everywhere for various little things. These are shelves, glove compartments and more. The gear lever is located on the panel, which is very convenient. First, the driver does not need to stretch his hand to change speed. Secondly, the absence of a lever in the middle of the floor significantly frees up space. Moving around the salon is much easier.
The driver's seat has the possibility of adjusting not only the backrest and cushion, but also the lumbar support. Depending on the configuration, the car can come with a single or double passenger seat. The last option can be transformed, thus forming a compact table.
Doors slam shut without the loud noise of a car.There are no squeaks or rumbles while driving. By the way, the ceiling height is 1.9 meters. Therefore, tall passengers will feel very comfortable.
If we talk about the Fiat-Ducato minibus, the body itself is the carrier in it. It is welded from high-strength steel grades. But the chassis has a full frame. But the suspension scheme in both cases will be the same. Both cargo and passenger Fiat Ducato has an independent front suspension on MacPherson struts. There is a beam at the back, since everything is front-wheel drive. It is suspended from the frame or to the body by means of semi-elliptical springs. Also used here is an anti-roll bar and hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers.
Test drive car
How does the Fiat-Ducato behave on the go? It does not matter whether it is a cargo-passenger or just a cargo one - this car is controlled like a passenger car. Steering - rack with hydraulic booster. Surprisingly, the car holds the road very well, both at speed and in corners. On "Fiat" you can comfortably go on a long journey. The car swallows bumps well, especially if it has a loaded rear end. Management is commendable.
About car reliability
Regarding the reliability of the suspension, there is no difference whether the Fiat-Ducato was assembled in Yelabuga or in Italy. But still, on our roads, the running gear is less hardy than on the roads of Western Europe. So, after ninety thousand steering tips may fail. Bearings serve about one hundred and twenty thousand.The stabilizer struts wear out after sixty thousand kilometers. But I must say that spare parts for the Fiat Ducato can be found in any store in the city. They are, of course, more expensive than the GAZelle, but nevertheless the Italian car is more reliable. By the way, the same spare parts can be supplied to the Fiat Ducato independently. The main thing is to have a standard set of keys and tools.
So, we found out what the dimensions of the Fiat-Ducato booth are, the technical characteristics and features of the car. In general, the Fiat Ducato is a good commercial vehicle that is suitable for operation not only in the city, but also over longer distances.