• 11-APR-2013

Iveco introduces Stop & Start technology for Daily



Iveco is displaying two 3.5 tonne Daily light commercial vehicles on its stand at the CV Show, to represent its extensive van and chassis cab range. The two ‘Eco’ models on show are the first in the UK to feature Iveco’s new Stop & Start functionality which shuts down the engine when the vehicle stops with the transmission in neutral and restarts automatically when a gear is selected.

The first vehicle on display is a Daily 35S13 Eco van in platinum silver paintwork, built on a 3,300 mm wheelbase and featuring a 12m³ load space – one of eight load capacities available from 7.3 to 17.2 m³. It features twin rear doors which can be opened 270 degrees wide, folding back against the side of the vehicle for optimum access. A sliding door is mounted on the left hand-side, although customers specifying a van from new can choose between right or left-hand side opening – or both.

This van benefits from an array of options including alloy wheels, suspended driver’s seat, front fog lights, Bluetooth connectivity, 180 amp alternator, under-seat storage and a rear load area light. It is also specified with the ‘Daily Plus’ options pack, which adds cruise control, provision for a TomTom navigation unit, heated electric mirrors and an additional storage shelf above the windscreen.

In addition to the Stop & Start functionality, it features Iveco’s new Gear Shift Indicator (GSI), enabling the driver to better manage his/her way of driving. Together with the latest lightweight 6-speed transmission offered with 2.3-litre diesel engines, these functions reduce fuel consumption, and consequently CO2 emissions, by up to 10 per cent compared with the previous model.

Power is provided by a Euro V 2.3 litre FPT Industrial diesel engine which is capable of producing up to 126 hp between 3,200 and 3,900 rev/min, and up to 320 Nm of torque between 1,800 and 2,750 rev/min.

The second Daily is a 35C13 Eco chassis crew cab, also in platinum silver, and with space for a driver and six-man crew. This 3,750 mm wheelbase vehicle is mounted with an Ingimex tipper body from Iveco’s DriveAway Options programme, which was reintroduced in 2012 due to increased demand from customers for ready-bodied vehicles which meet European Whole Vehicle Type Approval legislation. It is fitted with an identical 2.3 litre FPT Industrial diesel engine, driven through the same lightweight gearbox and benefitting from Stop & Start technology.

Like the van, it also features the ‘Daily Plus’ options pack. Additional options include a 180 amp alternator, heavy-duty battery, Bluetooth connectivity, front fog lamps and a reversing alarm, for maximum safety when manoeuvring.

The complete Daily range is available at six different gross vehicle weights from 3.5 to 7 tonnes and with a choice of seven wheelbase and body lengths from 3.0 to 6.2m, offering competitive payloads of up to 4.7 tonnes. Customers can also choose between manual or automated gearboxes, nine engines from 106 to 205 hp, 18 exterior colours and the option of parabolic, semi-elliptical or air rear axle suspension systems. The chassis options alone amount to more than 7,000 different product variations.

April 9 – 11, 2013, NEC, Hall 4, Stand 4G10