Vehicle number 6,000,000 left the production lines of Sevel (Società Europea Veicoli Leggeri) today. It is a Ducato Natural Power (van, medium wheelbase and high roof) with aluminium grey livery and equipped with the low environmental impact F1 CNG Natural Power engine running on natural gas, which delivers power of 136 HP and peak torque of 350 Nm, capable of performance similar in all respects to that of a diesel engine and with a range, on natural gas, of 400 km.
Purchased by an Italian customer as a people carrier, the record-breaking vehicle reflects not only the solid bond between the best-selling Fiat Professional model and the plant at Sevel di Atessa, in Val di Sangro, Europe’s largest light commercial vehicle factory, but also FCA’s undisputed leadership in the sale of petrol/natural gas dual fuel vehicles, with more than 754,000 car and commercial vehicle registrations Europe-wide in over 20 years. The Fiat Professional range comprises Natural Power four models: Fiorino, Doblò Cargo, Ducato Van, Minibus and Panda Van. With such a complete range, the Ducato Natural Power is the ideal solution for any professional solutions.
Developed specifically to operate on natural gas, the engine has a large number of special components to guarantee unbeatable durability, reliability and efficiency. In particular, Ducato Natural Power is configured to operate normally on natural gas – petrol only cuts in automatically when the natural gas is running out.
The Ducato Natural Power confirms FCA’s constant attention to environmental issues through the research and development of tangible solutions for improving performance and reducing consumption, combined with ecological and economic sustainability. Moreover, OEM vehicles, that is original equipment vehicles which are assembled in the factory already with modifications to the chassis made according to dedicated technology, are subjected to crash and emission tests just like conventional vehicles and can boast the highest standards of comfort and safety.