Iveco announces van conversion partners

Iveco has announced partnerships with Ingimex and Alloy Bodies, its chosen bodybuilders for the new DriveAway Options programme.

It sees a range of bodied 3.5-tonne Daily chassis cabs and chassis crew cab models available to buy from its nationwide dealer network.

The first vehicles are already on forecourts, with the initiative designed to enable operators to purchase a new light commercial vehicle and have it on the road almost immediately.

The line-up includes tippers and dropsides manufactured by Telford-based Ingimex and Luton vans by Alloy Bodies in Manchester.

Iveco is focusing the DriveAway Options programme on the 3.5 tonne market initially, with a variety of New Daily models available offering engine power outputs from 106bhp to 146bhp, and wheelbase lengths from 3,450 to 4,100 mm.

It hopes to grow the range of Iveco vehicles included in the programme over the coming months.

Martin Flach, Iveco’s Product Director, says: "We are re-introducing the DriveAway Options line-up following increasing demand from customers for a ready-bodied vehicle range, particularly in the light of impending Whole Vehicle Type Approval legislation.

"In many cases it will allow an operator to walk into their local Iveco dealership and drive away in a bodied New Daily vehicle that same day."

A key benefit to customers will be that they will only have to deal with one point of sale (the Iveco dealer), rather than co-ordinating between two or more suppliers. As a result, there will be significantly shorter delivery times, coupled with lower costs and higher residual values.

All Daily vehicles purchased through the DriveAway Options programme will receive a comprehensive three year unlimited mileage warranty covering both the chassis and body.

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