The sheetmetal stays the same and there are no dimensional differences for any of the Ducato's many bodystyles (mid long or extra-long wheelbase, normal, mid or high roof), but the front bumper now sports a sleeker, more modern design.
The front bumper is also now assembled in three different segments, which Fiat says will reduce the cost of repairs for operators.
Headlamp housings also feature new lenses and integrated LED daytime running lamps, and the interior boasts more comfortable seats and new trim options.
Fiat says the 2014 Ducato will also have a tablet holder integrated into the dashboard, which can also carry a clipboard or sheets of paper.
Bluetooth, sat-nav and a reversing camera will be offered, and the Ducato's infotainment system will also come in for an upgrade.
Engine choices will include an 84kW/280Nm 2.0 litre MultiJet II turbodiesel, along with two trims of Fiat's 2.3 litre MultiJet II (one with 95kW/320Nm, the other with 95kW/350Nm) and a 132kW/400Nm 3.0 litre MultiJet II diesel.
According to a Fiat Australia spokesperson, the facelifted Ducato will eventually reach local showrooms sometime in 2015, with precise timing yet to be determined.
However, a late update for the current model is just around the corner, with a more powerful 132kW version of the 2.2 litre MultiJet turbodiesel due to join the range next month.
Engines comprise a PSA-sourced 2.2 litre turbodiesel in three power tunes, as well as the MultiJet II 3.0 litre turbodiesel as used by the Ducato. Interior features, body styles and trim options largely mirror those of the Ducato.
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