Fiat Ducato 2003 is a large minibus developed by the Italian company Fiat. This minivan was also produced under the brands Citroen (Citroen Jumper) and Peugeot (Peugeot Boxer). The first generation of Fiat Ducato was introduced in 1981. The car was produced at the plant “Sevel Sud” in Italy. The most similar car at that time: Alfa Romeo AR6, Peugeot J5, Citroën C25 and Talbot Express.
The first Fiat Ducato included several variants named according to their load-lifting characteristics: Ducato 10 (1.0 t), Ducato 13 (1.3 t), Ducato 14 (1.4 t) and Ducato Maxi 18 (1.8 t). Fiat Ducato 2003 has various specialized modifications of the minibus under the names:
• Ducato Goods Transport (for goods transportation),
• Ducato Passenger Transport (passenger),
• Ducato Combi (passenger-cargo variant).
For the Fiat Ducato Goods Transport, the following engines were offered: a 2.0-liter petrol engine (99 hp), a 2.0-liter JTD turbo diesel with a power output of 99 hp, a 16-valve JTD turbodiesel with a capacity of 2.3 liters (108 hp) and a 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine JTD. There were also two variants of the transmission: a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 4-speed “automatic”.
The passenger model Fiat Ducato Passenger accommodates from six to nine passengers and has a 16-valve turbocharged diesel power unit JTD with a capacity of 2.3 liters and a capacity of 110 hp.
The universal model Ducato Combi could be successfully used, both for passenger transportation (up to nine people) and for the cargo transportation. The car also had versions with different carrying capacity.
In 2003, Fiat Ducato got an external changes. Also the carrying capacity of the car was significantly increased. Fiat Ducato 2003 had the following versions: Ducato 29 (2.9 t), Ducato 30 (3.0 t), Ducato 33 (3.3 t) and Ducato Maxi 35 (3.5 t).
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Fiat history originated from Italy in 1899. The company was then established in USA in the year 1908. It however didn't thrive well in USA market and had to close in 1980s but reopened in 1911. Space, utility, driver-centric amenities, capability and advanced safety and security are the major features of Fiat.
Fiat automobiles are environmental friendly having recorded the lowest value of CO2 emissions from 2008.
Technologically, Fiat has also not been left behind in production of electric cars. They produced their first electrical car in 2013 but sold it at a loss in 2014.
Fiat Models comparison
Fiat has six major models, including Fiat Ducato 2003, that is, pop, easy, sport and turbo, lounge and 1957 edition-Lounge and 1957 edition of Fiat are the most secure with Rear Park Assist but has only one interior color as opposed to the rest.
All other models have similar fuel consumption of one gallon per 31 city/40 hwy with turbo having a higher rate one gallon per 28 city/34 hwy. Their prices ranges from $21 ,295 to $16,995.