Iveco Commercial Vehicles
The Iveco is unique in the light commercial vehicle market place. Primarily Iveco is a manufacturer of heavy goods vehicles and their van, The Daily, is not based on a car. There are so many versions of this light commercial vehicle that it would be impossible to list everything here. In fact in total there 8,000 different versions available. It is hard to summarise such a strong and mighty vehicle but here are some of the highlights and what make Iveco such a great producer of commercial vans.
The Iveco is built for strength being the strongest and largest vehicle in this class. It is the only chassis cab in this field to have a payload capacity of up to 4 tonne with a gross vehicle weight of 7 tonne.
The Iveco Daily is the light commercial offering from this manufacturer and was first launched in 1978. It is the only vehicle not to be known under a different badge in different countries like so many of its peers. The Daily was the first vehicle in this field to have an independent front suspension, rear wheel drive and robust chassis side members. These features and the payload capacity and gross vehicle weight make it the perfect vehicle for those heavier jobs which is why it is available as a panel van, tipper, dropside and Luton conversion. The fact that it can carry more than any other vehicle in its class make it an excellent choice for these type of conversions.
Fast forward to the current day and the Daily has been continuously improved to not only be a highly practical and robust vehicle but now it offers greater comfort and consideration for the driver who spends a large amount of time in the vehicle adding features which weren’t considered before. Whilst it is now a more comfortable ride and has a more practical cabin for the driver on the go, it is its strength that sets it aside.
So why is it such a strong vehicle? The bearing structure is made of C-section steel side members which is unique to this manufacturer. Continuous improvements have been made over the years but the frame structure has remained the same. There is no need to improve the structure of this already very strong vehicle.
With over 8,000 versions of the Daily available the load volumes vary with the 10.8 cubic metre version being the most popular. Load volumes vary from 7.3 cubic metres to 19.6 cubic metres. In total there are 5 vehicle lengths and 3 roof heights and access through the rear and side sliding doors mean that loading Euro pallets is easy work for this heavy weight van.
The engines available are a 2.3 litre and 3.0 litre diesel engine with 9 power options between them ranging from 106hp to 205hp. The 8 speed automatic transmission offers faster gear change and is more accurate than the 6 speed manual gearbox. The operating modes of Eco and Power can be changed to suit the journey requirements. Eco, as the name would suggest has a better fuel economy and offers a more comfortable ride whilst Power mode is great for faster, higher speeds.