October 21, 2018

FIAT Professional Ducato takes additive-free route to Euro 6

FIAT Professional have announced a range of class-leading Euro 6 engines, which will be available in the sixth generation Ducato.

For 2016 the FIAT Professional Ducato, which has notched up 2.9m sales since it was first launched in 1981, improves thanks to the introduction of a Euro 6 engine, which employs Low Pressure Exhaust Gas Recirculation system (LPEGR) to lower NOx emissions without the complexity, added weight and additional costs associated with using emission additives.

The FIAT Professional Ducato also benefits from the addition of a new 2.0l 115hp MultiJet II LPEGR engine to replace the current Euro 5 2.3l MultiJet 110hp. Offering up to 47.9mpg on the official combined cycle and CO2 emissions of just 157g/km, this new entry-level engine represents a significant downsizing compared to the engine it replaces, but FIAT says its latest technologies offer improved efficiency and lower running costs while improving performance.

Similarly, the top-of-the-range 3.0l 180hp has also been replaced by a new 180hp 2.3l MultiJet II Power LPEGR, resulting in a considerable improvement in fuel efficiency and emissions (46.3mpg on the official combined cycle and 160g/km), while the core 2.3l MultiJet 130hp and 150hp engines also adopt FIAT Professional’s LPEGR technology.

Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) is currently offered on people carrier versions and uses AdBlue fluid to convert nitrogen oxides (NOx) to non-harmful gases. The AdBlue filler is placed close to diesel cap behind the same fuel flap to make refilling the 151-litre tank as straightforward as possible. Consumption of emission-reducing additives (UREA) can vary according to how the vehicle is used and is indicated on the instrument panel.

The fourth-generation FIAT Professional Doblò is also being offered with a full range of Euro 6 compliant engines – including second-generation turbo diesel engines: a 1.3l MultiJet II 95hp and a 1.6l MultiJet II 105hp, both of which are available in new “EcoJet” versions to offer an improvement in fuel efficiency and emissions levels.

Replacing the current 2.0l engine at the top of the range, a new 1.6l MultiJet II 120hp is now the flagship engine of the FIAT Professional Doblò line up, offering similar performance to the engine it replaces but capable of 55.4mpg (official combined cycle fuel economy figure) and CO2 emissions of just 135g/km.

The new FIAT Doblò Cargo is available in four body-styles; two roof height options and two wheelbase lengths.

The FIAT Professional Ducato Euro 6, with LPEGR is available to order now priced from £21,445* while the Doblò EU6 is priced from £13,545* (*prices exclude VAT and OTR charges).