Iveco Commercial Vehicles
The Iveco stands out in the light commercial vehicle class probably because unlike the other car maufacturer derived vans it is not based on a car but built for the job at hand. Coming in 8,000 total variations there is more to choose from than you even have time to read! What really stands out with the Iveco though is its strength and the fact that it is the only chassis cab in the whole light vehicle range that has a gross vehicle weight of 7 tonne and a payload capacity of up to 4 tonnes.
The first version of the Iveco Daily was unveiled in 1978 and it was the first commercial vehicle with independent front suspension, rear wheel drive and robust chassis side members. It was perfect for heavy duty use and even back then gave the consumer lots of choices and options. In 1999 the van had evovled with greater design and comfort it became more modern but still stood out as material not used before in commercial vehicles were being used. Now it has been entirel redesigned to suit all needs of light commeerical transport. Its core principles havent changed but its performance, efficiency, comfort, style and overall strength have been improved.
Its payload capacity makes it an ideal choice for all sorts of heavy duty conversions like the Luton, Tipper and Dropside and because of its ability to carry more than any other van in its class it is a serious contender in this category. When you look at the Iveco range it is just the Daily that can be categorised as a van. All other vehicles are much heavier duty but its this that makes the Iveco such a powerful contender. Built for strength the bearing structure is made of C-section steel side members which is exclusive to this manufacturer. It is the chassis that is key to this vehicles strength. It is designed for strength, high payload capacity and durability and ticks all of these boxes with ease. 80% of the body work parts have been redesigned while the frams based structure reamins the same after all this is the core of the van’s robustness and strength. Ratios have been revised to optimise the van’s load space. The van now has 2 new payload capacitires – 18 and 19.6 cubic metres with the 10.8 cubic metre model offering the highest load efficiency. The load height has been reduced by 55mm and the van can be specified with rear air suspension.
The New Iveco Daily’s choice of 2 engines offer 9 power options of between 106hp and 205hp. The two engines available are the 2.3 litre diesel for light duty and the heavy-duty 3.0 litre diesel CNG. With Hi-Matic automatic transmission which is designed for maximum performance and low runing costs the 8 spee automatic transmission makes gear shifting faster and more accurate than the 6 speed manual transmission. Available in two operating modes, Eco and Power, the mode can be changed to suit the journeys requirements. Eco gives a smooth, low-speed gear shift which keeps the fuel consumption and emissions low and a more comfortable ride and Power is designed for faster, higher speed more precise gear shifting and a more sporty ride.