15 January 2016

Fiat Ducato 4x4 Expedition at the Stuttgart CMT 2016

 

  • The Show Camper Van, an exercise in style not for sale, is based on the best-selling Fiat Ducato, recent winner of the "Best Motorhome Base Vehicle 2016" award.
  • The star of the German event is designed to appeal to adventurous customers who enjoy travelling off the beaten track also in the snow.
  • 4x4 Expedition fits permanent four-wheel drive with viscous coupling developed by Dangel.
  • Fiat Professional is reaching out to new customer types to expand a sector which today amounts to over 25% of the motorhome market in Europe.
  • The dedicated website www.fiatcamper.com is packed with services, inspiring pictures, exciting videos and a specific questionnaire for Fiat Ducato base motorhome enthusiasts.

 

The Fiat Ducato 4x4 Expedition Show Camper Van will be the star of the Stuttgart CMT, Europe's largest exhibition open to the public dedicated to caravanning, motoring and tourism which last year attracted over 240,000 visitors and more than 2000 exhibitors. Strong of its position as European leader in motorhome bases for the recreational vehicle conversion sector, Fiat Professional will be taking part in the prestigious event which will be taking place from January 16 to 24. The stand is FOY28 near the East entrance.

 

New roads even under the snow

"Opening new roads" is the claim accompanying the original Show Camper Van which perfectly sums up its adventurous spirit. Based on the Fiat Ducato best-seller, which has recently won the prestigious "Best Motorhome Base Vehicle 2016" award, Fiat Ducato 4x4 Expedition adopts a long wheelbase configuration with extra overhang, raised roof and powerful 2.3 MultiJet II 150 HP engine. It is targeted to adventurous travellers who are seeking a vehicle which is high-performing and agile on the road with a large, comfortable living space at the same time.

 

Partners of excellence were involved in its design: Tecnoform for the interiors, Olmedo for the exteriors and Dangel for the drive system. The latter is the strength of the model: permanent all-wheel drive system with viscous coupling combined with a special raised ride and oversized tyres. These solutions allow Ducato 4x4 Expedition to confidently tackle even snow and satisfy users who enjoy a sporty lifestyle in winter too.

 

Comfort and technology also off-road

Its off-road vocation does not put comfort inside at risk and the interiors are designed by leading motorhome, yacht and luxury furniture manufacturer Tecnoform. Technological contents share the same level of excellence: tablet holder with USB port, UconnectTM NAV touchscreen radio with navigation system and rear parking camera.

 

Furthermore, the Show Camper Van is characterised by a two-colour paint job in two shades of grey, front skid plate and LED headlights with DRL function. The outfit is completed by a front winch and raised roof, which is fully equipped for holidays off the beaten track and can be walked on in part, meaning it can be used as a handy outdoor space at over two and a half metres from the ground. Clever technical solutions enhance its versatility and reassert its bold character.

 

A successful base for an innovative creation

With this vehicle, Fiat Professional is consolidating its expertise and is planning on opening new prospects in the "Camper Van" segment, which today amounts for 25% of Europe's motorhome market.

For many years, the features of Ducato Van have proven to be winning for motorhome owners: square, box-shaped cargo compartment, excellent steering circle for easy manoeuvring and a compact front and cab.

 

One of the strengths of the model is precisely its peerless comfort: safe and enjoyable driving, comfortable "Captain Chair" style seats with integrated head restraints, adjustable steering wheel and hydraulic power steering. Last but not least, it is packed with active and passive safety devices to travel with confidence. Not by chance, Fiat Ducato is sector leader, chassis of choice for all European motorhome manufacturers and was picked by over 500,000 families over the past ten years.

 

The journey continues on the web

Strong of this tradition, the Show Camper Van is reaching out to new customers and exploring new roads by suggesting a more extreme, versatile use. The Fiat Ducato motorhome can go anywhere and wants to learn how to serve holidaymakers even better. Considering the importance of this new, growing customer segment, in addition to the daily feedback collected from everyday contacts with motorhome owners and manufacturers, Fiat Professional is analysing the market to anticipate new trends and keep ahead of competition. For instance, visitors to the Fiat Professional stand will invited to fill in a questionnaire to pinpoint their expectations in terms of products and services for the Camper Van segment. Everyone can answer the same questions by going to the https://www.fiatcamper.com website.

 

The website is dedicated to all open-air travel enthusiasts. It is packed with information on Fiat Ducato Camper and exclusive services, news, tips and continuous updates. Everything is created specifically for motorhome fans. It is a useful tool for planning holidays with its destination ideas and it is handy on the road with the "Chassis Check" function to monitor the latest technical setup operations and to locate one of the 6,500 Fiat Professional workshops, of which 1,800 are also Fiat Camper service centres, along your route. Furthermore, users can sign up for "My Ducato" for more functions and exclusive services for motorhome owners.

 

 

Turin, 15 January 2016

 

 

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