Iveco rules the van and truck roost at the CV Show 27 April 2016

Not only did Iveco bring its largest ever line-up of trucks and vans to the NEC yesterday for the CV Show (26—28 April 2016, NEC, Birmingham – with 21 vehicles from 3.5 to 44 tonnes in four display areas), but it also chose the UK event to launch its New Daily Euro 6 panel van to the public, showing seven variants.

New Daily Euro 6 sees several updates, with new 2.3 and 3.0 litre diesel engines (low-pressure EGR for now, but moving up to SCR in 2017 on the 2.3, but full SCR already for the 3.0 litre) delivering up to 210bhp and 470 Nm of torque and up to 8% fuel efficiency improvement compared to outgoing Euro 5 models.

Iveco says that van operators can also expect extended service intervals as well as up to 12% savings in R&M costs and a 4dB reduction in noise levels inside the cab.

In true Iveco style, the new van is available in variants form 3.5 to 7.2 tonnes, with load space ranging from 7.3m3 to 19.6m3 and wheelbases (including a new 5.1 metre wheelbase) and cab configurations to match.

Potential users will also like its Daily Business Up technology, with a range of apps that link to tablets and smartphones – ranging from infotainment to driving style evaluation, satnav and roadside services.

Other newcomers on show from the New Daily range included: the zero-emissions New Daily Electric, with significant advances over earlier models, including 100kg increased payload; and the New Daily 4x4, which looks like a halfway house between the Mercedes Unimog and a Land Rover Defender.

The show 4x4 was a 5517W with a dropside body, featuring New Daily cb comfort and technology alongside rugged construction and off-road practicality, with a transfer box providing high, low and neutral drive ratios (24 forward and four reverse gears).

Beyond New Daily Euro 6 and the very broad range of trucks on show, Iveco also quietly launched its re-entry into the road sweeper industry, introducing a New Eurocargo mid-weight truck jointly developed with Johnston Sweepers in its outdoor exhibition area.

The New Eurocargo sweeper chassis will be offered in 7.5, 12, 15 and 18 tonne variants, and left-hand drive, right-hand drive and dual steer.

Conversions are being handled by Iveco dealer Northern Commercials, in Dunstable, where side members are cleared and the fuel tank, HI-SCR system and AdBlue tank relocated.

Once the initial chassis preparation is complete, the body can be mounted by Johnston Sweepers at its factory in Dorking.

The launch model is a New Eurocargo 150E25K chassis, built on a 3,690mm wheelbase and specified with a 12-speed ZF EuroTronic gearbox – the same as that offered in Stralis heavy trucks.

Brian Tinham

Related Companies
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Johnston Sweepers Ltd

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