Americans Discover The Fiat Ducato Motor Home
The USA may be the home of motor homes, but they have just discovered what motor homes owners from New Zealand to Europe already know - the Fiat Ducato is the ideal base vehicle for Motor Homes.
And it’s a discovery that’s already getting awards with the first Ducato-based motor home, produced by Winnebago, the company whose name is a byword for motor homes, collecting a top industry award, the "Top 2014 RV Debut" from RVBusiness Magazine for the Winnebago Trend Class C motorhome.
With the launch of the Fiat Ducato in the USA under the Fiat Group’s US commercial brand, RAM and carrying the ProMaser badge, US motor home makers now have access to the range of bodies and chassis configurations developed specifically for motor home builders. Winnebago, alone, have launched five different motor homes based on the new RAM ProMaster chassis and vans.
“Just as the North American RV industry itself continues its impressive recovery, the compact, 9,350-pound GVWR ‘Trend’ and ‘Viva!’ companion lines of Class C motorhomes offer living proof that the RV industry is also regaining its edge in terms of authentically new and creative product development,” said RVBusiness Publisher Sherman Goldenberg. "The Trend, Viva! and Winnebago's new Travato Class B van camper, each built on Chrysler's Ram ProMaster chassis, should serve the industry well in attracting the next generation of motorhome buyers.”
Built on the new Ram ProMaster™ chassis, the new Winnebago Trend™ delivers fuel-efficiency and comfortable living space for up to four people. Both 23’ floorplans offer a powered StudioLoft™ bed that lifts tight to the ceiling to conserve space during the day. Other features include energy-saving LED lighting and soft, easy-to-clean Ultraleather™ furniture.
"We agree whole-heartedly with RVBusiness' recognition of the Trend," said Winnebago Vice President of Sales and Product Management Scott Degnan. "The Trend and the Viva!, are true game changers. They are fuel-efficient, unique and innovative motorhomes that we believe will take the industry by storm. We are excited to receive recognition by RVBusiness and look forward to the great success we believe the ‘Trend’ and ‘Viva!’ will have in the marketplace."