Auto-Trail manufactures most of its motorhomes on the Fiat Ducato chassis. This enduringly popular and award-winning base is robust and reliable. Building on the renowned Italian firm’s decades of manufacturing experience and engineering excellence.
Who are Fiat?
It’s a name you will no doubt already know. As Fiat has been a global icon for more than a century. The name itself is an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana di Automobili Torino. Fiat was Europe’s largest automobile manufacturer (also the third largest in the world) for more than 20 years. Until the car industry crisis in the late 1980s. Fiat reorganised its business in 2007 and, in 2013, was the second largest European automaker by volume produced, and the seventh largest in the world. In 2014 Fiat purchased the American manufacturer Chrysler.
What’s so good about Fiat vehicles?
With engineering expertise and a long history providing masses of experience. Fiat is one of the most recognised and popular brands in the world. Their vehicles are renowned for being both capable and reliable. Making the Fiat chassis an excellent choice for the majority of motorhomes and campervans here at Auto-Trail.
The Fiat Ducato
The Fiat Ducato, a powerful and durable model, has captivated the global market, serving as the foundation for numerous coachbuilt motorhomes. Promobil, a key reference in the motorhome sector, has bestowed the Ducato with the Best Motorhome Base accolade multiple times. This evolution is available in three lengths, two wheelbases, and three roof heights.
Auto-Trail built on Fiat
Many of vehicles are Fiat motorhomes and Fiat campervans, so we’ve randomly picked a few different ones out to illustrate the versatility of this chassis.
The Expedition 68 has been created specifically so that cyclists can transport their bikes and equipment on their adventure trips. The 2023 model features a modern, matte ‘Expedition Grey’ finish, giving a sleek and striking appeal – but it’s not just about the aesthetics. Under the bonnet is a 140bhp engine (rather than an entry level 120bhp) to enhance performance, even when the vehicle is loaded with gear. There’s also a 180bhp upgrade available as a cost option when combined with a 9-speed automatic gearbox. Interior fixtures, fittings and features combine to make the Expedition 68 one of the finest.
V-Line 636 SE
This two berth motorhome is one of the larger vehicles in the V-Line, with a rear lounge as well as a cosy front lounge (complemented by the front cab’s swivel seats). The front table offers a great spot for a quick break or for mealtimes. In terms of the vehicle’s power and performance, the Euro 6D MultiJet 3 engine ensures a comfortable drive when you’re out on the road.
This Camper-van benefits from a lengthened rear lounge, giving plenty of sleeping and social space. The bed in the gas strut assisted elevating roof over the living area offers further sleeping accommodation, making the Adventure 65 feel extra spacious thanks to the Cab Plus feature – the preference for additional headroom in lieu of the standard over-cab shelf. This makes the Adventure 65 the perfect vehicle in which to star gaze when relaxing in the captain’s chairs. With a well-kitted kitchen area and washroom, the Adventure 65 is great for families to use as their all-round road tripper.
With the option to sleep up to six, the this spacious motorhome is the ultimate choice for larger families. The Frontier Comanche showcases the very best of home-style living. With a rear bedroom featuring an island bed, an L-shaped kitchen, separate washroom and lounge space with parallel seating. Coming in at 8.79 metres in length, there’s plenty of space to enjoy life on the road. With highest specification yet! The sleek exteriors can also be customised upon order.
Another superb choice in our six-berth range is the Expedition C72 With over-cab sleeping. Additional convertible beds at ground level, the design of this coach built motorhome frees up even more floor space for living. Supreme quality can be found at every turn, from the comfortable front lounge. Fully-equipped kitchen to the contemporary bathroom with stand alone shower and LED lighting throughout for the perfectly calming atmosphere.
Why to Protect your Fiat Ducato motorhome with seat covers
Ensuring the longevity and comfort of your Fiat Ducato motorhome is a top priority. One effective way to achieve this is by investing in quality seat covers. The interior of your motorhome is not just a functional space; it’s your personal haven on the road. Seat covers act as a protective shield, guarding against wear, spills, and stains that can naturally occur during your journeys. Given the significant time spent inside your motorhome, especially during long trips. Preserving the condition of the seats becomes crucial for a pleasant and enjoyable travel experience.
Fiat Ducato motorhomes gain renown for their durability and style, with seat covers playing a crucial role in preserving these qualities. Specially designed quality seat covers for Fiat Ducato models guarantee a tailored fit, ensuring protection for every inch of the seats. Whether it’s the daily wear and tear or unexpected spills, these covers act as a barrier, preventing damage to the original upholstery. Additionally, seat covers provide an opportunity to add a personal touch to your motorhome’s interior, with various styles, colors, and materials available. By safeguarding your Fiat Ducato motorhome with seat covers, you not only enhance its aesthetic appeal but also contribute to the preservation of its resale value over time.