Iveco Bus is a major player in the field of public transport, and among the leading bus and coach manufacturers in Europe. Iveco Bus designs, manufactures and markets a broad range of vehicles that meets all the needs of public and private operators: school, intercity and tourism coaches (Crossway and Magelys models); standard and articulated city buses, including BRT dedicated versions, with a strong leadership in clean technologies such as CNG and Hybrids (Urbanway and Crealis models); minibuses for all passenger transport missions (New Daily models) and chassis for bodybuilders (Eurorider, Daily, Euromidi models).
Iveco Bus employs over 5,000 people across two production units, in Annonay (France) and in Vysoké Myto (Czech Republic). The extensive Iveco Bus and Iveco service network guarantees assistance around the world wherever an Iveco Bus vehicle is at work.
By attending the Hanover Show, also Iveco Bus intends to convey its strengths in terms of innovation, such as sustainable mobility, technological excellence, reduction of total cost of ownership and high added value for the customer in terms of quality, comfort, design and profitability.
One of the undisputed stars of the 2014 Hanover Show is the New Daily Minibus, available in several different versions. This vehicle satisfies the needs of all customers operating in the collective passenger transport sector, whether for interurban, tour or school bus services.
Iveco Bus, one of the European leaders in the sector, is proud to present the New Daily Minibus, the best-in-class for capacity.This new model is the crowning achievement of a major design project, with a focus not only on complying with Euro VI-imposed emission levels, but also on the provision of an innovative new vehicle which combines the renowned qualities of the Daily with the expertise of one of the industry leaders in the passenger transport sector. New methods and control systems have led to the optimisation of the entire production process, with the greatest impact coming from the innovative production line at the Suzzara plant in Italy, entirely dedicated to the manufacture of the Minibus.
The new generation of the Daily Minibus offers all the advantages of the New Daily, including new architecture, a new range of longer wheelbases, new interior and exterior design and a new driver's seat with ergonomic dashboard, across four different models for four main activity types: intercity, tourist, urban and school transport.
The on-board safety and comfort of both the driver and passengers is a top priority for Iveco Bus. The driver can rely on safety systems, like the ESP (Electronic Stability Program) and the LDWS (Lane Departure Warning System, an important safety aid for preventing the involuntary crossing of lanes on the motorway and the driver nodding off), and on an unrivalled degree of comfort and driveability.
The lower position of the new driver's seat and the smaller steering wheel make vehicle handling much easier and more enjoyable. New, modern interiors are tailored to passenger comfort, and are designed to make even the longest journey pleasant, with improvements to the climate control and ventilation systems, whilst the improved air suspension system offers a much smoother ride.
Innovative new developments include the top-of-the-range 6.1 tonne version with a longer 4,100 mm wheelbase which seats up to 22 passengers plus the driver and a guide (the maximum seating capacity for this class of vehicles) and 30% more storage capacity in the luggage compartment compared to previous versions.
The New Daily Minibus is available in the following versions: Tourys, Line, Citys and Pop. The New Daily Minibus Tourys is similar to the Gran Turismo vehicle range both in terms of comfort and style, with an even more pronounced "family feeling" with this wide Iveco Bus range. The vehicle features all-new floor and ceiling trim and comes with other features such as LED lights and individual climate control vents.
The Daily Line is the most versatile version of the Minibus, ideal for interurban transport or school bus services. Available in three different wheelbases with two door types and different seating layouts, the vehicle seats up to 22 passengers and can be equipped with optional equipment such as a wheelchair ramp.
The Daily Citys has been exclusively designed for transport in small urban and suburban areas. Also available in a CNG fuelled version, the vehicle features a central double door and a rear door with wheelchair access via a dedicated ramp.
The New Daily Minibus Pop is the school transport vehicle dedicated to the Italian market. Available in diesel and CNG versions, it has a maximum seating capacity of 45 primary school or 32 high school students.
The Daily Minibus exhibited on the Iveco stand is a 60C17 Tourys and features a 4,100mm wheelbase (vehicle length of 7.50m) and GVW of 6.1 tonnes. The vehicle is fitted with a F1C 3.0 litre 170 HP engine, rear pneumatic suspension, automatic air conditioning, tinted double-glazed windows, 19 reclining seats + an extra seat for a guide, individual LED spotlights, passenger USB ports on the longitudinal sides, complete audio/video system with DVD player, 17’’ LCD screen, refrigerator and a 2.5 m3 rear luggage compartment.
At Hanover, Iveco Bus also presents a Crossway Low Entry (LE), part of the Crossway family which is the undisputed leading range in intercity buses in Europe: since its launch in 2006, over 20,000 Crossways have been sold to many of the major European passenger transport operators, and have always met with great customer satisfaction.
The 13 metre Crossway displayed on the Iveco stand is a LE city version for Deutsche Bahn, equipped with a Tector 7, 285 hp, with 45 seats.
The Crossway LE is equipped with a driver's cab which complies with EBSF/VDV requirements; the application of these regulations, the main objective of which is to ensure high levels of driver comfort and safety, has led to a complete redesign of the Crossway LE driver's seat, with mobile dashboard and adjustable depth.
The driver’s cockpit in the IVECO BUS fully meets the required ergonomics, workplace accessibility, heating, and ventilation parameters, and it is one of the best in terms of visibility and internal noise level.
The Crossway Euro VI range demonstrates its versatility, from interurban to school transportation, with three new optimised lengths (10.8m, 12m and 13m) and comes in five versions:
- LE (Low Entry), approved for urban and intercity versions;
- Pop, exclusively for school transport applications. Thanks to an innovative seat concept, the 13 metre Crossway offers a capacity of 63 seats, and is the only vehicle of its size on the market to provide this: whilst continuing to provide excellent handling and manoeuvrability;
- Line, for short and medium length intercity routes;
- HV (High Value), equipped for top-of-the range comfort;
- Pro, the perfect solution for regional transport and combined transport applications, combining increased accessibility and comfort.
Considered to be a real "money maker" due to its versatility and profitability, the Crossway Euro VI further strengthens its status as industry leader in terms of accessibility, manoeuvrability and comfort. The Euro VI also offers greatly improved on-board comfort, cutting noise inside the vehicle by over 50%. Already recognised by professionals as "the best driving seat on the market in terms of ergonomics for the driver", the new Crossway Euro VI version is even more comfortable and spacious, with an increased length of 10 cm.