THE third generation Iveco Daily 3.5 tonner will launch later this year, with promised improvements to load capacity, economy, and driver comfort.
Longer wheelbases, a shorter rear overhang, and revamped front suspension add up to class leading 18 and 20 cubic metre load volumes according to Iveco, without compromising the van’s agility in tight spaces.
There’s also a completely new 11 cubic metre model.
A new rear suspension in single wheel drive models results in a lowering of the cargo area so loading and unloading will take less out of your back.
Iveco is not alone in recognising the need for improved economy. The new Iveco Daily should be 5% cheaper on diesel than the existing van, and Iveco is also claiming reduced total cost of ownership on the back of a wide range – more details to follow closer to the launch.
And another trend is for car-like cabins in new vans. Iveco says it has greatly improved noise insulation, put a lot of thought into the ergonomics to create a better driving position, and added improved air con and all round comfort.
The new Iveco Daily will be available as a chassis cab as well as a panel van, and a minibus version is also promised.
New Iveco Daily key points
- Dramatic new front end for heavy duty van
- New daily retain classic ladder frame chassis
- More capacity: new 18 cu m and 20 cu m models, plus 11 cu m van
- Better running costs – Iveco says fuel economy 5% better
- New levels of cab quietness and comfort
- On sale in June in Europe; expect September debut in the UK