Iveco has revealed the new right-hand-drive S-Way truck, which promises improved efficiency and advanced connectivity.
Building on the technological advancements introduced by previous generations, the new S-Way features an entirely new cab that has been designed around the needs of both the driver and operator.
Available as a rigid truck and tractor, a variety of cabs are available to suit all missions, starting with the AD short, low-roof cab, AT sleeper cab with low or medium-high roof to the largest AS sleeper cab which measures 2.5m wide.
The AS cab offers 2.15m of standing height. Alongside this, there are now four external lockers, two of which are accessible from within the cab offering 376-litres of storage space. This is in addition to the 250 litres above the windscreen, a variety of fridge/freezer combinations and adjustable storage nets on the upper bunk. The sleeping area is now a symmetrical T-shape with a choice of mattresses and bunk styles.
Lower bunk choices include a single-piece bunk, another that’s capable of reclining at either end of a three-piece bunk which lifts in the centre to reveal a flip-down table underneath. Up top, two bunks are offered, the smart which can be used for additional storage and the wide upper which adds 100mm in width and a foldable access ladder.
Iveco says the new cab optimises the truck’s aerodynamic performance, boosting fuel efficiency by up to 4%. The new 5-slat grille, along with careful integration of air deflectors, door extensions, flush-fitting headlights and relocation of the parking cooler from the roof to under the front facia, contribute to an overall reduction in drag coefficient of 12%.
The new dashboard includes an engine start/stop button in lieu of a key-operated ignition. Fit and finish has also been improved with the use soft-touch materials and flashes of bright metal and textured dark wood-effect trim.
A centrally mounted HI-CONNECT infotainment system uses a seven-inch touch-screen system that incorporates digital radio, Bluetooth telephone and audio connectivity, truck-specific navigation, driving style evaluation as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto mirroring.
Built-in connected services provide real-time data exchange for operators, while drivers can utilise app-based services such as remote activation of the vehicles heating and lighting.
Through a connection to the Iveco network and the European Control Centre, the new S-Way can communicate early warnings, sparking a response that can include remote diagnostics, over-the-air updates or preventative maintenance bookings.
Should the need arise, a driver is able to summon the 24/7 support of Iveco Assistance Non-stop via their smartphone app, utilising automatic geolocation technology to precisely locate the vehicle.
Conventional diesel power is provided by a range of Iveco/FPT-developed Euro VI/d compliant inline-six-cylinder engines. The 8.7-litre CURSOR 9 offers 330, 360 and 400-hp and up to 1,700Nm of torque. The mid-range 11.1-litre CURSOR 11 gives 420, 460 and 480hp with 2,000 to 2,300Nm of torque, while the range-topping 12.9-litre CURSOR 13 gives 510 to 570hp with a hefty 2,300-2,500Nm.
For logistics operators wishing to run a ‘green’ fleet, Iveco offers a 100% natural gas-powered vehicle in 6x2 configuration. Additionally the Iveco S-Way Natural Power is the only LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) truck offering a range of up to 1,600km.
The Natural Power CURSOR range is offered in two capacities, a 270, 340 and 400hp CURSOR 9 8.7-litre inline-six as well as the 12.9-litre CURSOR 13, producing 460hp and 2,000Nm. Both units can run solely on Liquid or Compressed Natural Gas, or a combination of both.