The Iveco Daily has undergone a major revamp, with new technology and improved fuel consumption promising lower operating costs.
The new vehicle is being claimed as convenient and practical to use as a light van, while continuing to offer the reliability, efficiency and versatility that have always made the Daily a reference point for the sector.
While 80% of components have been redesigned, the new Daily has preserved its classic ladder frame chassis structure, which has long been a key part of its DNA and ensures its sturdiness, versatility and durability over time, including maximum conversion and body flexibility for chassis cab versions.
The design focused on both versions of the vehicle, chassis cab and van, to consolidate the Daily's position while improving ergonomics, driving comfort, driveability and handling.
It has resulted in a restyled Daily chassis cab version and a completely new Daily van. Handling and carrying capacity has improved from every aspect thanks to optimised loadspace and ease of use with a more accessible load platform.
The capacity of the van has been enhanced by revising the ratio between wheelbase, total length and the carrying length: this led to the creation of the new 18 and 20 cu m models (offering the best loadspace in their category) and the 10.8 cu m version.
Engine revisions and improved aerodynamics has resulted in fuel economy improvements of up to 5%. Through a dashboard button, a new EcoSwitch function allows engine mapping with the availability of reduced maximum torque (especially suitable for reduced load conditions) and a 5km/h restriction on the vehicle’s top speed.
The Smart Alternator is an operating mode for the alternator which allows for the recovery of kinetic energy from the vehicle during release and deactivates the absorption of power in battery-charging conditions.
EcoMac is an operating logic control for the automatic air-conditioning system which optimises the operation of the compressor depending on the actual passenger compartment cooling requirements, while taking account of the perceived equivalent temperature.
The measures to optimise fuel consumption are rounded off with solutions aimed at reducing friction, such as reduced tangential load piston ring seals, low viscosity engine oil and low rolling resistance tyres.
The Daily can offer more than 8,000 different combinations between the chassis, engine and the mechanical parts on:
- Six gross vehicle weight variants, starting from 3.3 and reaching up to 7 tonnes;
- Useful payload (including the driver) of up to 4,700 kg and up to 3,500 kg towing capacity;
- Three wheelbases, five lengths and three internal heights for the van range;
- Six wheelbases and body length options from 3m to 6.2 m for the basic range (chassis cab, chassis crew cab..);
- Nine loadspace volumes from 7.3 to19.6 cu m;
- Nine engines from 106 to 205hp, with record torque levels up to 347lb-ft;
- Turning circle of 11.9 m;
- Overall length of load compartment exceeding 5.1 metres;
- 15 storage compartments in the cab, five of which are closed
- more than 40 different factory-fit options available.
Information on exact pricing and specification will be published closer to the van's introduction in the UK later in the year.