Image default
Panel vans

Fiat Ducato wins Van of the Year at Auto Express Awards 2022

The new Fiat Ducato has scooped up the Van of the Year award at the Auto Express Awards 2022.

The freshly designed Ducato was praised for its high quality finishes, unrivalled payload capabilities and generous range of body styles. The van was also recognised as featuring impressive connectivity features.

The new Ducato is the first ever commercial vehicle to benefit from level 2 autonomous Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), aiming to improve the driving experience while making the van a safer environment for work or leisure.

Additional standout technology features include speed limitation, braking control for unexpected obstacles such as pedestrians and cyclists, road sign recognition and driver attentiveness monitoring.

Steve Fowler, Auto Express editor-in-chief, said: “Evolution is very much the keyword when it comes to the van market.

“Makers strive to bring their models up to date with the latest tech, while still maintaining or trying to improve the payload weights and cargo volumes that operators are used to.

“The latest Fiat Ducato is a prime example of this, which is why it takes our Van of the Year award.

“The safety kit on board is a big plus, the sheer variety of panel van lengths and conversions on offer mean there’s something for everyone.

“Additionally, the higher specs get car-like kit such as digital dials, and a big touch screen that’s easy to get on with and offers lots of connectivity.”

Richard Chamberlain, head of Fiat Professional in the UK, said: “We are delighted that the New Ducato continues to make waves in the industry, scooping up its second award of the year and maintaining its status as a market leader across Europe.”

Don’t forget to subscribe to the Van Life Matters newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest UK Van Life news, tips and advice.

Related articles

BILSTEIN launches new range of motorhome shock absorbers

VLMeditor

Fiat Ducato secures world-first Platinum safety rating

VLMeditor

Fiat Ducato motorhome stolen from Buckinghamshire drive

VLMeditor

Ducato owners to get text alert if van is broken into

VLMeditor

Campervan left damaged following attempted driveway theft

VLMeditor

Finalists announced for the 30th International Van of the Year Award 2022

VLMeditor

Leave a Comment

Van Life Matters respects your privacy. We use cookies to improve your experience and ensure you get the most relevant content. We assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More