New generation is bigger, more comfortable, technological and economical in maintenance
A leader in its segment for almost a decade and considered a classic by the Brazilian public, the Fiat Ducato 2018 comes to the market totally renovated. It is larger and more modern, offering more comfort, economy, space, quality and technology. The model is highly versatile and perfectly suited to meet the demands of multiple conveyor profiles, with larger volumes with lower maintenance and operating costs. The new Ducato brings an even wider range, adapting to the most diverse needs, whether for transportation of goods, people or base for transformations.
In total, there will be 13 versions, three cargo vans (plus two ambulances), called Cargo, four passengers (plus one with wheelchair access), called Minibus, two Multi, ideal for transformations, for example, and the new Chassiversion, which will introduce the Ducato in the strong segment of cargo transportation and various implementations. The novelty was possible due to a design innovation, which incorporates a wider chassis and integrated rear bumper. Among the body sizes, there is the unprecedented option Extra Long, 6.35 m long, available in the Minibus and Multi configurations.The Fiat Ducato 2018 will be available from February in six colors: Black, Red, White, Silver, Gray and blueThe model is even more beautiful. The front expresses functionality and style with its modern lines that evoke the aerodynamic solutions of the high-speed trains, featuring wide windshield, smaller hood, large front bumper and which joins the side moldings and innovative headlights in a more high. The result is a daring and stylish looking set. The design of the side with protective friezes throughout the extension expresses robustness and, at the same time, fluidity in the lines.

The Fiat Ducato 2018 has also become more practical. Side access is even easier with the solutions adopted for sliding doors. The new sliding guides at the top facilitate movement and allow the door to run more smoothly. New ergonomic handles still offer an excellent handling condition and facilitate opening with the right or left hand. Rear bumper integrated in the sides and with a non-slip metallic platform to climb in the loading area, also facilitate entry into the vehicle. In addition, the rear doors have friezes at the bottom for shock protection, allow 270 ° opening (standard on all versions) thanks to the new hinges and are higher, facilitating the shipment of large volumes. The floor is also lower (47.4 cm from the ground),With all the enlarged dimensions, the model has more space for the driver, passengers and cargo. The New Ducato is 16 cm longer in the versions with short wheelbase, 26 cm larger in the middle wheelbase and is 34.5 cm longer in the long wheelbase. The new model also grew in height: with the low ceiling gains up to 10 cm and with a high ceiling, 5 cm. The Fiat Ducato 2018 is still 6 inches wider than before. It also has an extra 7 cm in the rear width and 9 cm in the front, providing a 15% increase in the loading area, in addition to the maximum authorized weight of 250 kg in the glazed versions, Multi and Minibus – reaching 3,750 kg.
The new generation of the Ducato also brings more economy in maintenance. The structure of the body, the side members and the wings are modular and allow wide use of the components in different versions, reducing parts replacement costs and facilitating replacement. With a completely new, more secure, robust and rational platform, the torsional and flexural rigidity of the body has increased, keeping in the front the deformity programmed to absorb energy in the event of a collision and to protect the passenger compartment, in addition to reducing to the maximum the parts to be replaced in small beats, thus reducing repair costs.

Cabin: more well-being to work

The new measures also ensured greater comfort in the cab, an important factor for drivers who spend long periods inside the vehicle. The ergonomic comfort of those who drive or travel results in a new combination of space and position for driving, being one of the highlights of the new Fiat Ducato. The completely renovated cabin is designed to be cozy and brings more space for people and objects, greater visibility and more functionality.To incorporate these characteristics, the major changes occurred in the length of the cab, which is larger and has a lot of useful space, in the characteristics of the driver’s seat in relation to the height of the ground, distance from the ceiling and greater inclination of the headrest and in the steering angle obtained thanks to a different angulation of the steering column. Another highlight is the view of the cab, which has been extended to the front and back, due to the large windshield, the steering position, the new side window design, the new door and of the large dimensions of the mirrors. In addition, the Fiat Ducato 2018 has a rear camera system.The new cab is still quieter (up to 5 dB compared to competitors) and has less vibration due to changes in suspensions, engine, body, materials and sound insulation treatment. This provides more comfort and safety for the driver in the work cycle. Other innovations include the four-spoke soft-foam steering wheel with audio-control optionsso the driver does not need to move his hands, the dashboard with multifunctional on-board computer and the panel divided into modules with a more organized and clear view. The air conditioning system has also been improved, with the airbox resized, the diffusers better distributed and the condenser bigger, resulting in faster and more efficient operation.

Mechanics: evolutions in all aspectsThe mechanical assembly of the New Ducato also received important news. The gearbox has gained the sixth gear to further exploit the characteristics of the 2.3-liter turbodiesel, which has also evolved and is stronger and more efficient. Officially called F1A and produced by FPT Industrial in SeteLagoas (MG), it gained 3 hp of power and 5 Nm of torque, now developing 130 hp at 3,600 rpm and 320 Nm at 1,800 rpm. With the new transmission, the engine regimen is better adjusted for streets and roads, the vehicle becomes easier and enjoyable to drive, consumes less and consequently has lower emissions. This is proven in practice, with a reduction of up to 10% in diesel consumption compared to the previous model. Added to the increase of 10 liters in the fuel tank (totaling 90 liters),The F1A is equipped with the EGR system, which recirculates exhaust gases and is the best solution available to keep emissions within the limits set by the Proconve L6 / Euro 5 standards. In this way there is no need to use the Arla 32, which – coupled with low fuel consumption – makes the cost of the engine one of the lowest in the categorySafety: high level of equipmentWhen it comes to a commercial vehicle, another important point is the suspension, which determines the maximum permissible axle loads, to get the ground height adjusted for the load platform, to limit tire wear and to provide more stability and comfort. Thus, the front suspension of the Fiat Ducato 2018 has independent wheels and a completely new crosspiece attached to the body. The rear has springs fixed to the body and has rigid axle and longitudinal springs calibrated according to each version and its type of characteristic use. The in-depth study to tailor the vehicle’s suspension to Brazilian floor conditions also provided a 30% reduction in tire wear, positively impacting vehicle maintenance costs. Besides that,
The New Ducato also comes with disc brakes on all four wheels with ABS and air bags for driver and passengers on the seat bench. There is also the Hill Holder, an assistant for ramp starting that prevents the car from moving in the exits in steep sections, avoiding collisions, and acts in parking maneuvers in climbs or descents.

Mopar: simplifying the customer’s life
With the launch of the Fiat Ducato 2018, Mopar brings to its customers solutions in products and services to meet the needs of each customer, with predictability of costs.
Amongst the products, Mopar is distinguished by the 29 accessories specially developed for the Ducato – the largest list in the category, bringing solutions in comfort, safety and functionality for customers’ daily routine. Some of the main items are the LED lighting of the cargo bay, the rear-view mirror with a rear camera and the removable trailer hitch. Mopar also acts strongly in the development and technical validation of designs for special vehicles, such as mobile pet shop and food truck, to cite two examples.
In the service sector, the highlight is the Mopar Vehicle Protection program, which is made up of four cores that aim to bring intelligent and flexible options. They are: Extended Warranty (only in category) up to 2 years, full or partial; Review under Measure, with packages of two to five scheduled reviews; Convenience Services, which includes tabulated maintenance packages and 24-hour Assistance, extending the benefits of towing, mechanical rescue and complementary services. All solutions have closed prices, available to both individuals and companies, regardless of the number of vehicles, thus bringing a welcome predictability to the management of maintenance of the New Ducato.


With the occasion of the celebration of the Salon of Hannover 2018, that ends today in Germany, Fiat presented an interesting novelty. This is the Fiat Fullback Concept. The ‘surname’ Concept is due to the fact that it is a unique copy, whose creation was possible thanks to the collaborations maintained by the Italian brand.
Fiat got together with the specialists of Garage Italia Customs and where Lapo Elkann played a relevant role. This pick-up, which is based on the successful Mitsubishi L200, has become more luxurious, exclusive and flashy.
The exterior features a bicolor body where the body is painted metallic green, contrasting with the ceiling, some pillars and the carcasses of the mirrors in bronze. The door knobs show a chrome finish. Nor do they overlook the 17-inch Black Matt alloy wheels wheeled off-road tiresIn relation to the interior the preparador chose to remove the tapestry of series installing a new padding with brown leather ‘Vintage Elmo’. The door panels and the panel were also subject to change.As far as the mechanical part is concerned, nothing has been reported, so there is certainly nothing new. Therefore, under the hood of this interesting Fiat Fullback is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, generating 181 hp and 430 Nm of maximum torque, coupled to a five-speed automatic transmission and a full-traction system.During his presentation Fiat ensured that, getting a good acceptance from the media and the public, there is the possibility of taking the model to production, at least in a limited way. Anyway, it is necessary to wait and if it does not get to be marketed by the Italian brand, it is always possible to resort to the staff of Garage Italia Customs to make it come true.

Even if you keep your auto indoors you will notice that it still collect large amounts of dust over it. It may be birds muck, and tree sap-free, but even still there are other types of stains and marks that can find their way onto your car even when it is parked indoors. As the mentioned dust is the prime example. Dust makes the auto look older and more worn out than it really is. The worst is when the dust settles on wet patches from the rain. These leave ugly, dusty watermarks; almost the worst combination. You may think that if the car is kept indoors in a garage, it is protected from little scratches and dents. Unfortunately, you are mistaken. When taking out the garbage, it is very easy to accidentally knock the car with the bag, as you make your way to the garbage can. Or if you keep your keys attached to your belt, or hanging out of your pants pocket, as you walk by, without even noticing, you can end up leaving horrible little scratches on the exterior.

An inexpensive car cover, such as the Multiband cover, is the best way to keep your car protected, even whilst indoors. Multiband is manufactured by the Cover craft company, a company that devotes itself to creating top quality covers at reasonable prices. They make various different covers, suited to the different climates and conditions that cars are kept in, so that no matter where you live, or what car you have, you’re covered. The Multiband cover is made of three-layer polypropylene fabric that is perfect for indoor use, and the occasional outdoor use too. This fabric has resistance against dust, moisture, dirt and ultra-violet rays, and will prevent them from harming the car. The interior of the cover is soft so that the car doesn’t get scratched when the cover is put on and taken off. The material is a breathable one, letting air and moisture out, away from the car. It can breathe without getting streamed up and or moldy when covered. With all this, the cover will still resist the moisture from entering and reaching the car. Compact and easy to use, the Multiband cover can be folded up and tucked away in a corner of the trunk, or even in the glove compartment. This way, it can be taken around with you, making sure that both you and your car remain protected wherever you are, without taking up too much space. You will find that the Multiband cover is relatively inexpensive, especially when you measure it up against endless hours cleaning, polishing, and re-waxing. After all; time is money. Winter is almost here and that is a fact. It is also a fact that everything will get soon very cold and uncomfortable for all of us. Rumor has it that this winter will be extremely cold, so we need to take various steps to protect our belongings from the bad weather as much as possible, the car being just one of them. However considering the buying price of cars, they are quite important to keep away from any damages, including those made by bad weather. One of the best and easiest ways to protect your car during this winter – and any season for the matter, is using outdoor car covers. While winter protection is obvious, why would you want such a cover for summer though? Well, not everyone has the luxury of keeping the car in a garage. So for those less fortunate among us, keeping it outside of the house is the only option. How many times did you wake up the next morning to see your car full of dry (and wet) leaves and other mysterious droppings that needed cleaning in order to get your car presentable?

However the most important reason to buy such a cover is bad weather. There are many different materials that you can buy for the cover, and they all come in different prices as well. However since these covers don’t really cost a fortune, try to go with a better quality one. After all you will be covering your car from now on regularly, at least each upcoming winter. One of the most popular materials out there is the fabric with a polyester base. This is a natural UV resistant so that it keeps your car shaded from the damages done by prolonged exposure to sun rays. This cover type has many features that are actually real benefits for you. For example did you know that this cover is waterproof? This is why it’s perfect for all year around, including the harsh winter. Also the material dries very fast. All you need is shake out the cover and it’s almost instantly dry. Not only that but the cover helps keep dust away from your car and it keeps your car free of any accidental scratches.

Full Car Covers Do the Job

Ball games – soccer, baseball, and so many other ball games. But there’s a problem with that. When the children kick the ball, throw it and bat it, it is not always controlled and sometimes will find its way to your car. All the while your car has been sitting peacefully in your driveway. Suddenly a ball comes flying out of nowhere and slams into the top of your car. The ball gets fetched, but in the meantime what is left is a big ugly mark, and stain. It could ever leave a dent in the hood or door of your car. And when there are people riding bikes around in your neighborhood, you may find that occasionally your car receives an ugly scratch from a bike handle.  But there is just such a simple way to prevent your car from receiving such marks and stains from stray objects like neighborhood balls. You know how? By using a car cover. Full car covers offer total protection to the exterior of your car and its paintwork. The marks left by the balls will be caught by the cover and will only dirty the cover. Many full car covers also offer protection against dents and dings, so you will not have to worry about other cars’ doors knocking into your car and denting it. The cover will protect from scratches that can come in all different ways, including from those bike handles and flying leaves or branches.

So now you will no longer have to get annoyed when you see the children from your street playing their childish games, and riding on their bicycles around and nearby your car. You now know that even if the ball loses its way and comes into your driveway and hits your car, it will not leave marks on the shiny exterior. A bicycle handle is no longer a risk to the paint work of your car. The full car covers do their job. Effectively. When it comes to car accessories the first name that comes to mind is Cover king. The company has built themselves up to become a reliable company known for its superior quality goods, at reasonable prices. Custom car covers, seat cover, dashboard covers, floor mats are all well known products by Cover king, but not everyone realizes that they also manufacture custom sun-shields. This is not due to a lack of good quality, on the contrary, Cover king has been making custom sun-shields for over 10 years now. The reason it is not so well know is simply because people just don’t understand how important they really are. It started out that people used pieces of cut out cardboard to shield the sun’s harmful UV rays from penetrating through to the car’s interior. The car can overheat and become unbearable hot and stuffy, and simply impossible to drive. In addition, the sun’s rays can even damage the internal workings of the car. What drivers need is not just a piece of cardboard, but a good, solid, protector. Cover king’s custom sun-shields are made from three laminated materials. They produced a foam of high density, which is fabulous at insulating, and it is sandwiched between two layers of Mylar. The inner layer of Mylar gives the shield its rigidity and protects the layer of foam at the same time. The outer Mylar layer has an aluminum coating and is reflect practically all of the sun’s UV rays. This tri-layer technique provides the excellent reflection of the heat and UV rays, as well as insulates against the heat, and will even be able to withstand being folded up and rolled up on umpteen occasions. The real advantage of buying a custom sun-shield is that it fit the windscreen of the car precisely, and does not leave any gaps or holes that will let the sun seep in. The driver can be 100% sure that his car has all the protection it can get. The production of Cover king’s products is done by highly skilled professionals with extensive training. They are not ‘sweatshops’ and actually enjoy manufacturing products for the customers. In this rat race of life today, it is well worth it to get a discount when you buy anything, including the car covers. The good thing is that you are going to be spoilt for choice because anytime when you are buying covers could be a discount time for you, and a good discount at that. If you are an experienced buyer, then you know that what goes at a high price today can be selling at a meager fraction tomorrow, if you know how to read the market indicators. Look out for new arrivals and designs of the covers because this might force a drop in the price of the old variety. The reason for this is because the old has to be cleared from the shelves to pave way for the new. Even though most stores will not announce a clearance sale, they will invariably lower the prices of their old products. It is always wise to buy at such times.

Buy second hand because it will always be cheaper than new. This is especially wise if you want to buy in the peak seasons like Christmas when everybody has got cash to spare for sprucing up their cars. The second hand might not be as good as new but it will save you a lot of money and besides, only you will know that you bought second hand. Buy from the internet because of competition. When competition is high among dealers, the price of the product drops considerably.  The good thing about buying car covers online is that you are going to be spoilt for choice as there are so many types. Whatever you want, be it woven cloth car covers, canvas, canopy or tarpaulin covers, you are going to find them online in many colors, patterns and makes. However, be decided beforehand on what type of car cover online company you want to buy because that will save you time and money in the long run. online, everything will always go at a discount If you want to buy cheap car covers for your car, then buy cloth covers. Among all the varieties that we have in the market, the cloth covers are the cheapest and in any case, they are not bad or low quality, it is just that they are made of cloth. There are many designs of the cloth covers and when they are new, they are very good. Wait for clearance sales from auto accessory stores and buy from them. Clearance sales are organized to sell the old products and pave way for new ones in the market. You should have an ear to the ground always to know when an auto or upholstery shop announces a clearance sale. Such clearance sales sometimes force the price of the product to go down by up to 50%, which is indeed a very good deal, better than you will get anywhere else in the market. Do not miss out on your car covers, to protect your cars paint from the Ultra violet rays of the sun.