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FIAT DUCATO LWB MID-ROOF | Van Review

There’s an old saying that good things come to those who wait – its been a long time coming, so finally getting our hands on a Fiat Ducato was exciting, and here’s hoping the age old cliché holds true. The particular van tested was the Fiat Ducato 2.3-litre long-wheelbase mid-roof. The Ducato is powered by a 2.3-litre four-cylinder diesel engine ...

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THE VAN MAN | Small Van Review

Rob Randazzo and Brenton O’Connor review the small to medium van sector. Visitors to Sydney airport can gain an immediate impression of the importance of the van segment to the courier market simply by walking past the huge DHL courier depot located adjacent to the domestic terminal. It’s a hive of activity as dozens of yellow bee-like Ford Transits of ...

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Medium well-done

An impressive field of mainly-Euro mid-sized load carriers gave the Delivery Magazine Medium Van of the Year judges plenty to think about.   Judgment Day Stuart Martin delivers his adjudication Mercedes-Benz Vito 114 – Second It’s the most expensive here – although the IVECO gets close – but given the standard safety features and its composure on the road there’s ...

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Small Solutions

Delivery looks for the best in the light-van category through the eyes of six judges Judgment Day As the head of the judicial panel, contributing editor Stuart Martin provides his overview of the four contenders facing off for the small-van title, including the award’s defending titleholder, Renault’s Kangoo. In this four-way contest, each of the participants carried 300 kg of ...

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SMALL SOLUTIONS-Judgement day

Delivery looks for the best in the light-van category through the eyes of six judges As the head of the judicial panel, contributing editor Stuart Martin provides his overview of the four contenders facing off for the small-van title, including the award’s defending titleholder, Renault’s Kangoo. In this four-way contest, each of the participants carried 300 kg of ballast in ...

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Short, Medium, Long and Extra Long

Fiat’s Ducato has the model to fit all size requirements It was back in the October issue of Delivery that road test editor Dave Whyte piloted the current 2014 version of the Ducato around the city streets of Melbourne, refreshing his memory on the features and benefits of this front-wheel-drive range of large vans. Now, with an upgrade and some ...

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PROFESSIONALLY FIAT

Price reductions aligned with new product have enabled Fiat to emerge as a brand determined to gain market share I must confess to having a soft spot for the FIAT 500. Even its latest incarnation it has retained the cute quirkiness that has kept it in the European sales charts, and it remains today one of the few budget models ...

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DUCATO DELIVERY

Dave Whyte checks out how the current Ducato stacks up in advance of a new model release early next year. Years ago, when I first took to this writing job, a Fiat Ducato was the first light van I had to review. After a couple of days driving it around town, I decided that maybe light vans weren’t all noisy, ...

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Buongiorno Fiat

If the Italians ever get their minds off Silvio Berlusconi and the Bunga Bunga parties, there could be a good future for Fiat in Australia For over 110 years Fiat has been making commercial vehicles, prompting the question as to why it has taken this length of time before the Italian manufacturer really made any great attempt to market its ...

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Fiat in Focus

Italian sports cars dominate executive wish lists, can Fiat achieve the same excitement with the Ducato? Chris Mullett reports. Fiat is part of a huge Italian conglomerate that comprises Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Lancia and truck maker IVECO. Founded in 1889, the company has manufactured a wide range of vehicles, from railway engines and carriages, military vehicles, farm tractors and ...

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