Iveco’s launch for their new Euro 5 Iveco Daily takes place this month, with more UK market details due by November this year.
The Iveco Daily has already sold more than two million units since its original launch in 1978. Since the latest evolution of Daily and ECODAILY was unveiled in 2009 over 100,000 units have been purchased in two years.
In its latest form, the new Daily gets new, more efficient engines which offer more power, combined with refinements both economically and ecologically.
Taking pride of place in the range will be FPT Industrial’s new 3.0 litre Euro 5 diesel engine, which will introduce a class leading power output of 205 hp and a massive 470 Nm of torque. Key to providing high power and torque with low emissions and fuel consumption is the adoption of twin turbochargers – one compact turbo to provide rapid throttle response from a very low engine speed and a larger unit to deliver the engine’s maximum performance.
For New Daily models falling into the heavy duty category and all natural gas versions, the EEV (Enhanced Environmentally friendly Vehicle) certification remains, ensuring these models meet the most stringent European exhaust emission standard available.
For lighter models, the FPT Industrial 2.3 litre engine benefits from an increase in engine torque to 320 Nm and a new Multijet II multi-event fuel injection system that optimises the combustion process, bringing noteworthy benefits in terms of lower engine noise, fuel consumption and tail-pipe emissions.
All diesel engines will continue to use an enhanced EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) system with improved control to ensure accurate recirculated gas distribution among the engine cylinders and a DPF (diesel particulate filter) as standard. The exhaust system architecture and the EGR logic have been optimised with particular attention to urban duty cycles.
Safety enhancements on the new Daily include daytime running lights and a new fog light cornering feature.
Standard equipment will include the new ESP 9 safety system with active sensors and comprises ABS, EBD, ASR, MSR (engine speed management to control engine over-run braking), ESP, HBA (hydraulic brake assist) to ensure emergency braking is as effective as possible, Hill Holder, LAC (load adaptive braking control), TSM (trailer sway mitigation), HRB (hydraulic rear wheel brake boost), HFC (hydraulic brake fade compensation), RMI (roll movement intervention) and ROM (roll over mitigation).
The new Daily will stoll cover the weight range from 3.5 to 7.0 tonnes gross vehicle weight. This allows for a payload of up to 4.7 tonnes and, for van models, a loading volume of up to 17.2m3. It also retains its full range of engines, including natural gas and electric drive configurations.
On-board comfort improvements have been made to the vehicle including the addition of an adjustable steering column and an increased adjustment range for the driver and passenger seats.