• 11-APR-2013

Iveco’s new Trakker launched in the UK



In yet another CV Show debut, visitors to the Iveco stand can see the first example of the new Trakker range to arrive in the UK.

Featuring a redesigned cab which offers significantly improved levels of driver comfort, the Trakker is built alongside the Stralis at Iveco’s state-of-the-art heavy truck manufacturing facility in Madrid. Designed to compete in the heavy-duty on/off-road sector from 19 to 72 tonnes, it is available in 4x4, 6x4, 6x6, 8x4 and 8x8 rigid configurations and as powerful 6x4 double drive tractor units. Air suspension is available on 3- and 4-axle models, providing greater driving comfort.

Representing the new range at the NEC is a Trakker Hi-Track 8x4 rigid chassis (AT340T41K) featuring a low-roof sleeper cab. It stands out for its striking Dakar green factory paintwork, made famous by Petronas Team De Rooy, which won the Dakar Rally in 2012 and secured six stage victories in 2013.

Trakker is a true workhorse, for it retains the comfort offered with the Stralis, but packaged to suit the demanding needs of operators who require the ability to travel off-road. Its cabs have been developed closely around the new Stralis Hi-Road and Hi-Street models.

New vehicles can even be specified with the same Iveconnect technology pioneered in Stralis; a system for managing the satellite navigation system, driver support tools, infotainment and advanced fleet management services.

New cab line-up

The updated Trakker range consists of three cab choices – the Trakker Hi-Land has a day cab with low roof while the Trakker Hi-Track has a sleeper cab for missions that require the driver to spend the night on board. The Hi-Track cab can then be specified with either a low or high roof.

From the start, Iveco’s goal with the new Trakker was to create a vehicle offering the comfort of a road vehicle, but built to tackle construction sites, quarries and off-road missions. Iveco has completely redesigned the cabs to use materials of an even higher quality, with top-quality plastics and anti-scratch treatments, adding to the stylish and ergonomic look and feel of the dashboard. All buttons and switch controls are visible and easily accessible for the driver without needing to leave the comfort of their seat.

External cab styling is characterised by a distinctive new grille and stylish light assemblies which are protected against collision. The bumper also incorporates a platform which, together with two handles integrated into the front grille, facilitates easy cleaning of the windscreen.

Engine range

The new Trakker is equipped with the FPT Industrial Cursor engines which ensure plenty of power and torque for the most challenging uneven terrain. Designed to guarantee excellent performance, low cost of ownership and superior driving comfort – the new range is available with Cursor 8 or Cursor 13 engines, with displacements of 7.8 and 12.8 litres respectively, and offering power outputs from 310 to 500 hp.

Initially, the latest Trakker models will be offered with engines meeting the latest Enhanced Environmentally friendly Vehicle (EEV) emissions limits – with Euro VI Hi-eSCR variants to follow.

The Cursor 8 engine features a variable-geometry turbo and in-line six-cylinder architecture, whilst the Cursor 13 is ideal for the most demanding applications in the toughest environments, delivering high torque at low rpm for great drivability. The Cursor 13 is available in 450 hp and 500 hp versions with variable-geometry turbo, or as a 410 hp version with fixed-geometry turbo and a waste-gate.

To minimise unnecessary brake pad and disc wear, all Trakker models offer a third generation intarder.  

Just like its predecessor, the new Trakker stands out for its impressive robustness, as proven in the Dakar Rally. Starting with the steel chassis, every component has been selected to deliver reliable performance that endures over time.

The ZF gearboxes available on the new Trakker have been chosen for their ergonomics and performance. The manual 9-speed and 16-speed Ecosplit transmissions are equipped with a servo-shift system for safer, more comfortable driving and the automated 12-speed and 16-speed EuroTronic gearboxes feature a gear selector built into the steering column stalk, for maximum driving ease.

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