Iveco’s recently-launched Daily cab chassis range provides operators with superior power, strength, comfort and payload, making it the perfect tradie or contractor’s truck for those who have outgrown their ute.
A tough C-section steel chassis allows easy fitment of a wide range of bodies, including tray, tipper and service-style bodies, making the new Daily extremely versatile. And when combined with the range’s 2.4t payload*, 3.5t braked towing capacity and choice of powerful engines, the trip to the work site’s never been easier.
The top of the range 3-litre, twin turbo diesel engine provides market-leading power and torque of 150kW (205hp) and 470Nm, ensuring there’s plenty of grunt on tap to easily handle heavy loads of materials and equipment.
The trucks are available in a choice of smooth-shifting 6-speed manual or new 8-speed full automatic transmission. The automatic is an industry-leading transmission offering superfast gear changes (200 milliseconds), providing seamless power delivery.
To assist in reducing fuel consumption, the Hi-Matic features both ‘Eco’ and ‘Power’ modes. When Eco is selected, the transmission changes gears at lower rpm, while Power mode holds the vehicle in each gear for longer for even crisper acceleration should you need it.
All Iveco Daily cab chassis feature an abundance of safety equipment so there’s never been a comfier or safer truck to get into after a hard day’s slog. Standard features include disc brakes all round with ABS, four airbags and electronic brake force distribution.
All models adopt new low level fog lamps with cornering function. The cornering function automatically activates the fog lamps on bends casting light into the direction the driver is steering. Even more safety equipment is available at additional cost.
The Daily’s range of safety equipment is far greater than what’s available in its light duty cab-over truck competitors, and ride, comfort and handling is also far superior. By their very nature, cab over trucks have the driver seat located over the front wheels; this positioning telegraphs, bumps and uneven road services directly under them, resulting in a potentially jolting ride, especially when the vehicle is unladen.
On the inside the Daily offers a sophisticated and car-like interior. An increased windscreen height has resulted in improved visibility while the dashboard has been completely redesigned with emphasis on intuitive placement of all dials and controls. A lower seating position compared to the previous model also makes it much easier to get in and out of.
Extra comfort for the driver and front passenger comes courtesy of mechanically-suspended seats with multiple adjustments – the new range also offers the option of heated driver and passenger seats with three degrees of freedom.
The vehicles’ 4-speaker audio system features FM/AM tuner; CD/ mp3 player; USB drive via USB input on the dashboard, AUX input; Bluetooth connectivity and radio and phone controls on the steering wheel. The unit also features an integrated 4x20W amplifier.
If the trade requires a dual cab instead, there are several to choose from in the Daily range, with enough seating to comfortably transport a work crew of six plus the driver. And if a fully enclosed body is needed, there is a wide selection of Daily vans on offer.
The vans boast all the great benefits of the cab chassis range and are available with volume payloads of up to 19.6m³. Choose from three engines, two transmissions, many payload and volume ratings, different wheelbases, single or dual rear wheels and three roof heights.
Whatever the trade, there’ll likely be a Daily model to suit your needs.
*Varies depending on body fitted.