Fiat Professional scoops trio of awards at What Van? Awards
- Fiat Professional’s New Ducato wins prestigious What Van? Large Van of the Year Award for 2022 and triumphed as the overall Van of the Year
- New Ducato is the first commercial vehicle to benefit from level 2 autonomous Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
- E-Ducato Minibus option takes Minibus of the Year
Fiat Professional have taken the 2022 What Van? Awards by storm, with New Ducato being awarded the overall Van of the Year and Large Van of the Year, while E-Ducato Minibus options conversion won Minibus of the Year.
Judges praised the New Ducato for its impressive technology offering, slick manual gearbox and its nine-speed auto transmission.
The New Ducato is the first ever commercial vehicle to benefit from level 2 autonomous Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), aimed at improving the driving experience while making the Ducato a safer environment for work or leisure.
Inclusion of technology like Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist and Traffic Jam Assist provides independent assistance while driving and during acceleration and braking, enabling the New Ducato to achieve level 2 autonomous driving.
Additional standout technology features include speed limitation, braking control for unexpected obstacles such as pedestrians and cyclists, road sign recognition and driver attentiveness monitoring.
James Dallas, Editor, What Van? commented: “The Fiat Professional Ducato continues to stand out with new technology such as level two autonomous Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), a new manual gearbox and an excellent nine-speed auto transmission.”
“The New Ducato is good to drive, a practical load-lugger and remains the perfect antidote to badge-swapping repetition.”
Richard Chamberlain, Head of Fiat Professional in the UK, said: “At Fiat Professional, we’re delighted that the New Ducato has already started to make waves amongst industry experts, scooping up a duo of prestigious awards before the year is out.”
“With best-in-class features, exceptional ride quality and class-leading technology, the award pays testament to the hard work of our engineers, so understandably we are delighted the New Ducato has already loaded up with these awards.”