20,000 hours of structural calculations, 120 crash tests, and hundreds of test on the components and sub-systems give an idea of the tremendous efforts made to further increase the already impressive safety standards on the Ducato.
The vehicle has been designed to absorb impacts with the maximum effectiveness. Its extremely stiff structure with programmed deformability, as well as the indeformable cab, ensure that passengers travel in the maximum safety. The dual-stage driver's airbag comes as standard.
A 120-litre passenger airbag (which will also protect the central passenger in versions with 3 front seats), side bags and windows bags for 360º protection are also available on request.
Safety also means prevention, and here too, the Ducato leads the field. The twin-circuit braking system with 4 discs is fitted with ABS with EBD. The ESP system now standard. It keeps the vehicle on its path in critical situations, such as, for example, sudden manoeuvres to avoid obstacles, and it also includes the Hill-holder, HBA and LAC systems.
The latter monitors load conditions when the vehicle is moving and intervenes to calibrate and optimise the ABS, ASR and ESP functions.