THE third generation of the Iveco Daily has arrived.
The panel versions of the Daily have been extensively revised, with longer wheelbases and shorter rear overhangs to keep the vans agile and drivable. In all there’ll be over 8000 different combinations.
Key features of the range are:
- GVW ranges from 3.3 to 7 tonnes for both chassis cabs and panel vans, and at the top end, the Daily can carry up to 4000kg or 4700kg in chassis cab form;
- There are 3 different wheelbases, 5 lengths and 3 internal heights in the panel van range;
- Nine loadspace volumes ranging from 7.3 to 19.6 cubic metres. The overall length of the load area is over 5.1 metres in the biggest versions;
- Nine engines from 106 to 205hp with a stonking 470Nm of torque at the top of the range.
Iveco says that 80% of the components in the new vans have been re-designed.
Externally Iveco is calling the new look the ‘family feeling’. Practically, this means raised and retracted headlamps less prone to damage and protective bands around the bodywork. There’s also more window area which should make the cab a lighter, brighter place to be.
Inside the cab has been completely re-designed with improved ergonomics and a driving position that’s intended to impart a car-like feel to the drive. Five storage compartments, 3 cup holders and tailor made compartments for phones and tablets are all within easy reach of the driver’s seat. There are 15 storage compartments altogether.
Iveco has also worked hard on sound insulation and a more efficient air con system so the Daily should prove a comfortable place to work.
To top it off, the Iveconnect platform is an infotainment system with radio, MP3 player, Bluetooth, rear view camera and sat nav all worked through a touchscreen.