Iveco ushers in new Euro 6 Daily range


Safety, comfort and power with reduced emissions at the fore

Iveco ushers in new Euro 6 Daily range
The new Daily 50C van

 

Iveco has unveiled its new light-commercial Daily E6 van and cab chassis range in Australia.

Led by the adoption of new Euro 6-rated engines, additional active safety equipment and increased cabin appointments, Iveco says these enhancements to the model line-up are the most significant in five years.

The new van range comprises 35S, 50C and 70C variants, and is available in single and dual wheel options with volume capacities of 7.3, 9, 12, 16, 18 and 19.6 cubic metres.

There are also four GVM options to select from, starting at a passenger car-licence 3,800kg and 4,495kg, through to a light truck-licence 5,200kg and 7,000kg, providing generous payload capacity.

Across the cab chassis range, the new Daily covers 50C and 70C models and includes dual cab variants.

Cab chassis GVM options start at 4,495kg and extend to 5,200kg, 7,000kg and 7,200kg.

There are also multiple wheelbase choices, allowing owners to fit a wide selection of body types.

Cab chassis models are also available with power take-off (PTO) and expansion module options (expansion module also available in van), which allows body-builders to equip these models with more sophisticated bodies if required. 

Depending on the application, owners can also specify an optional rear differential lock and Electronically-Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) across both van and cab chassis variants. 

Braked towing capacity range-wide is 3,500kg – aside from 35S van, which is limited to 3,200kg. 

"The development of Daily E6 has focused on providing van and light-truck buyers with range-wide enhancements in the key areas of safety, emission performance, productivity and comfort," Iveco Australia product manager – ANZ Marco Quaranta says.

ENGINES

Iveco says its engines meet stringent Euro 6 emission requirements while also increasing power and fuel efficiency (up to 10 per cent reduction in fuel use) compared to the previous-generation engines.

On offer are three engines beginning with a 2.3-litre, direct injection and intercooled diesel with electronically-controlled variable geometry turbine (e-VGT), which produces 100 kW (136hp) and 350 Nm (only available in 35S van).

Also available range-wide is a 3.0-litre, direct injection engine with VGT that outputs 132kW (180hp) and 430 Nm.

For those requiring even greater power, a direct injection 3.0 litre variant with e-VGT can also be selected across all van and cab chassis models – this engine develops 155kW (210hp) and 470Nm.


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To meet the stringent Euro 6 measure, Daily E6 employs selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology that uses urea solutions such as AdBlue – the Daily E6 is equipped with a 20-litre (nominal) AdBlue tank capacity.

Matched to the engines is a choice of either a conventional six-speed synchromesh overdrive manual or the Hi-Matic eight-speed full automatic. 

"A move to a dedicated Euro6 engine range in Daily, years before this emission rating is mandated, shows Iveco’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its vehicles, and is in line with broader consumer trends which show that buyers are taking a stronger interest in this area," Quaranta says.

SAFETY

The latest release adds to the safety equation by offering advanced emergency braking system (AEBS), adaptive cruise control (ACC), crosswind assist and an enhanced ‘ESP9’ (suite of stability control technologies) as standard.

ESP9 includes anti-lock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, electronic stability program, anti-slip regulator, drag torque control, hill hold control, enhanced under-steering control, adaptive load control, trailer sway mitigation, hydraulic rear-wheel boost, hydraulic fading compensation, roll movement intervention and rollover mitigation.

Other active safety features including lane departure warning system (LDWS), full LED headlamps , hill descent control, city brake, queue assist and traction plus, which are available as either standalone options or as part of ‘Pack’ option upgrades. 

"Safety has become a high priority among buyers, so we’re extremely pleased that Daily E6 takes safety to new heights, particularly passive safety with standard Adaptive Cruise Control, Advanced Emergency Braking System and an enhanced ESP9 program, plus options such as Lane Departure Warning System, Queue Assist and City Brake," Quaranta says.

EQUIPMENT

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In addition to the standard equipment in a Daily, including electric windows, heated and electrically adjustable mirrors, keyless entry/central locking, engine immobiliser and air-conditioning, the Daily E6 introduces a number of upgrades.

There’s a new, high-resolution colour TFT instrument cluster that’s easier to read and features seven dedicated screen menus providing over 100 points of information.

An optional new ‘Hi-Connect’ multimedia and navigation system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus GPS by Tom Tom and Bluetooth is also available. 

Many of the system’s functions can be accessed via controls mounted on a newly designed soft-touch steering wheel, which is slightly smaller and has a new, asymmetric shape for improved ergonomics.

The Daily E6 adopts a dash-mounted electronic parking brake switch, providing extra space and easier movement around the cabin.

The new park brake also engages automatically at key-off and disengages once the driver’s seat belt is on, the key is on and ‘drive’ selected (neutral for manual models). 

The introduction of an optional new ‘run lock’ function also allows the operator to exit the vehicle with the key to make drop-offs while the engine is still running – a useful function for applications such as refrigerated transport, as the cooler stays operational.

Also aiding convenience is the optional cordless inductive charging for mobile phones and other devices, while innovative storage solutions throughout the cabin provide ample space to stow personal protective equipment and other items, Iveco states.

A heated and suspended fully adjustable driver’s seat is now also standard across the range (optional for front passenger but standard for front passenger on Daily dual cab chassis) and features multiple points of adjustment with lumbar support and an armrest.

The second row seating of the dual-cab chassis can accommodate up to four adults.

"Of course, Daily is a light commercial vehicle, so as well as being safe, car-like to drive and emit fewer emissions, it’s primarily a tool, so it must offer productivity, practicality and a low total cost of ownership," Quaranta says.

"Daily E6 does do this by offering owners several market-leading benefits including the largest van volume (19.6m³) and GVM (7,000kg), as well as class-leading engines (210hp / 470Nm) and automatic transmission (full 8-speed) across both van and cab chassis." 

Exterior

Daily E6 is distinguishable from earlier models by its wider, re-designed grille, which encourages greater airflow.

Vehicles with the automatic transmission receive a chrome highlight grille, while manual variants feature black throughout. 

If selected as an option, Daily E6’s full LED headlights  improve lighting performance over non-LED headlamps by up to 12 per cent and the driver’s light perception by up to 15 per cent, Iveco claims. 

The Daily E6 adopts a three-piece bumper, meaning, if damaged, any of the three sections can be replaced individually, potentially reducing costs.   

"We’re confident that Daily E6 will be extremely well received by the market and continue to grow its ownership base with this latest model range," Quaranta says. 

Option Packs

Four optional upgrade packs - ‘Hi-Business Pack’, ‘Hi-Comfort Pack’, ‘Hi-Technology Pack – Automatic Transmission’ and ‘Hi-Technology Pack – Manual Transmission’, allows a tailored specification package to best suit an application. 

Hi-Business includes: Hi-Connect multimedia system and GPS, open storage with inductive phone charging plus USB charge, fog lights and reverse camera (van only). 

Hi-Comfort features: automatic controlled air-conditioning, leather covered steering wheel, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and automatic wipers and headlights control.

The two Hi-Technology packs include: Queue Assist (Automatic transmission only), Lane Departure Warning System, City Brake, Traction Plus and Hill Descent and Automatic high beam control.

TRADIE-MADE

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The launch of the latest Daily E6 Cab Chassis range paves the way for the return of the work-ready, limited edition ‘Tradie-Made’ model, which now includes two tray/wheelbase options on the 45C180 platform.

Previously only available with a factory-fitted 2,218mmx 4,223mm (external) tray, the latest range adds a 2,218mm x 3,173mm L (external) variant, providing buyers with additional choice depending on the application – both trays are Australian-made.

Common to both heavy-duty aluminium trays are internal load restraint points (24 and 20 points respectively), window protector and tube headboard, rope rails and front corner step.

The 4223mm tray receives two-piece quick lock drop sides, with the 3173mm tray featuring single piece quick lock drop sides.

The shorter tray is fitted to a 3,000mm wheelbase cab chassis, the longer variant to a 3,750mm platform – both feature a car licence-friendly 4,495kg GVM and 3.5-tonne braked towing, providing additional capacity to tow a trailer with extra equipment or materials if required.

Powering Tradie-Made models is a 3.0-litre Euro 6-rated turbo-diesel engine producing 180hp (132kW) and 430Nm, coupled to the market-leading Hi-Matic 8-Speed full automatic transmission.

"Compared to a standard utility, Daily E6 Tradie-Made offers a significantly higher payload of approximately 2,000kg, giving extra productivity for a similar price," Quaranta says.

"Despite this ability to carry more, with its responsive engine, modern full automatic transmission, car-like driving position and cabin layout, the Daily E6 still drives like a car.

"This comfort and driveability is even more noticeable when comparing Tradie-Made to its Japanese light truck competitors which are based on a cab-over design where you sit on top of the front axle.

"The Daily E6 is also superior in emission performance, reaching the stringent Euro 6 measure as opposed to older Euro 5 levels."         

 

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