Fiat Professional has been honoured at the What Car? Van Awards with two wins for the LCV manufacturer.
The brand was named Best in Aftersales thanks to its industry-leading five year warranty, five years’ free servicing and five years’ of roadside assistance offering a full ownership package to any business – large or small. Judges also praised the Fiat Professional exemplary attitude to getting customers back on the road as quickly as possible.
The second win for the brand came thanks to Fiat Ducato, which was named Best Large Van for Practicality. With the Ducato close to 40 years old, the model was praised for its unrivalled payload capabilities perfect for motorhome and numerous other conversions, weight range, above average length carrying ability and range of body styles.
Richard Chamberlain, Head of Fiat Professional in the UK, said: “Our 555 Peace of Mind offer is a real rarity in the LCV industry and provides our customers with total confidence when running either one or a whole fleet of our vehicles. Equally, as the What Car? team have noted, the Ducato is a hugely practical van, even more so when you take into account our aftersales offering, so we’re delighted to have won both of these awards.”
The multi-award-winning Fiat Professional range can cater for any business requirement and delivers full peace of mind. The Ducato comes with new Euro 6D engines paired with full automatic gearboxes, to deliver improved CO2 figures and fuel efficiency. The Talento offers comfort, technology and functionality, Doblò offers the best capacity and functionality in the segment and Fiorino is ideal for city deliveries and small business users.
The Fiat Ducato provides a payload of up to 2,190kg – one of the best in its segment – as well as a load space of up to 17m3. Numerous body styles include a tipper, passenger version and crew van, and is available with four powertrain options – diesel variants with between 120hp and 180hp. Ducato is priced from £25,655 (excl. VAT).
Notes to editors:
*Standard warranty for 3 years plus additional 2 years extended warranty. Roadside assistance for one year plus an additional four years’ roadside assistance. Valid until the expiry of five years from the date of first registration or the vehicle has travelled 100,000 miles (for Fiorino & Doblo) or 125,000 miles (for Ducato & Talento), whichever occurs first. Free servicing covers the costs of parts, lubricants and labour required as part of the manufacturer’s scheduled servicing until the expiry of five years or the vehicle has had its first five scheduled services, whichever occurs first. 5 year warranty, roadside assistance and free servicing available on Sportivo and Tecnico versions only, until further notice. Retail sales only. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Offer valid until further notice.