Iveco will be taking part in the 65th running of the International Motor Show of Commercial Vehicles (IAA) in Hanover from 25 September to 2 October 2014. The company will be introducing a number of innovations in what has been confirmed as the most important international showcase for the commercial vehicle sector: Situated in Hall 16, on a stand occupying more than 2,500 square metres, Iveco is offering a complete display of its range of vehicles, from light to heavy on-road and off-road models, to Iveco Bus products, and Astra vehicles for mining and construction transport.
Visitors can retrace the milestones of the company's history, through a totem display located at the centre of the stand: starting in 1864 when the Magirus brand was created, which this year will celebrate its 150th anniversary, moving onto the birth of Iveco in 1975 and covering a long history which has made the brands of CNH Industrial famous all over the world.
To represent its commitment to the future of mobility, Iveco presents Iveco Vision, a concept dedicated to mobility with low environmental impact in a commercial vehicle which boasts a number of innovative solutions. Excellent performance and maximum efficiency in a vehicle designed for professional, sustainable use - not only an operational tool, but also a business platform and a mobile management centre. And that's not all: this solution is truly a "laboratory for the future", and involves more than 20 partners (including Bosch, Brembo, Dainese and ST) unveiling Iveco's roadmap of innovations in advance, with particular attention devoted to environmental impact, alternative traction, driver assistance and comfort, as well as improved productivity.
But the real star of the stand is the New Daily, the trusted business partner of the trade, distribution and transport sectors. The third generation of light commercial vehicle makes its début before the international public at large, following its official presentation of the beginning of June: a completely new vehicle which presents itself with a load space capacity at the top of its category, best-in-class for volume and capacity, car-like comfort and driveability and fuel consumptions reduced even further. 80% of the components have been completely redesigned, but the New Daily keeps its classic chassis structure; an integral part of its DNA, ensuring strength, versatility and durability over time, as well as recognised bodybuilding flexibility (for the chassis cab versions). In the area dedicated to the New Daily, technological innovation acts as an underlying theme and plays a leading role with the exhibition of the most popular underbody components: the F1C engine, the new 8-speed HI-MATIC automatic transmission and the new Quad Leaf suspension.
Boreal Metallic Blue, the launch colour of the New Daily, will dominate on a banner which will adorn the walls of the stand, reminiscent of the vehicle's front grille and confirming the strength of character of this colour which reminds us of the sky, the sea and the strength of nature.
Iveco also links this colour to its own message of environmental sustainability and respect: a responsibility which the company demonstrates in Hanover, with a display featuring two of its alternative fuel vehicles. First up is the New Daily CNG, which maintains the same strong points as the diesel version in terms of torque, comfort, useful payload and driveability. It is joined by the Stralis Natural Power Euro VI running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) – this vehicle features a new fuel tank fully complying with the revised Regulation UNECE R110, permitting type-approval for LNG vehicles.
An outdoor exhibition area offers visitors the opportunity to explore and test drive the New Daily Electric, which retains the main wining characteristics whilst managing to surpass the previous versions of the model in terms of reliability, comfort, and productivity, setting an absolute record for payload of an electric vehicle – and with zero emissions. The New Daily Electric has been completely renewed and now introduces an innovative driver interface system, developed and integrated in collaboration with TomTom. The vehicle will be available from 2015 in van, lorry and minibus versions.
For Iveco customers, “saving fuel has never been so simple”: this is the objective of the company which, at the Hanover 2014 International Motor Show, has confirmed its status as industry leader for technology and above all, for fuel consumption, placing the patented Selective Catalytic Reduction system, Hi-SCR (High Efficiency SCR), firmly back in the spotlight.
In an area dedicated to Euro VI engines, displaying the Iveco Tector 7, Cursor 13 and Cursor 8 CNG engines, Iveco is once again putting Hi-SCR firmly back in the spotlight, the exclusive technological system providing an exclusive solution, which does not require EGR, and which significantly contributes to lowering the total cost of ownership.
Combined with the optimised aerodynamics and driveline, Hi-SCR achieves an overall saving of fuel by 4.5% compared to the previous Euro V version. This solution is featured on all Diesel engines of the Tector and Cursor family that are mounted on the Iveco Bus, Eurocargo, Stralis and Trakker range of vehicles.
The whole exhibition area represents the strategy implemented by the company in recent years, with an ongoing focus on creating value for those who use Iveco vehicles in their daily work, turning this into productivity, quality and comfort, through new technologies that make using the vehicles simpler and safer, with a view to reducing operating costs. Investments for the development of product offer, in the light sector with the launch of the New Daily; in the medium sector with constant work to strengthen the concepts of versatility and efficiency of Eurocargo, in the heavy sector with particular focus on the reduction in the Total Cost of Ownership, on service excellence, product quality and infotelematic systems.
Investments have been made too in engine innovations, with the introduction of new solutions for efficiency and fuel economy, and also for business support structures; these include steps to strengthen the distribution network and to improve both the residual value and the commercial viability of used vehicles.
The vehicles on display include the Iveco Vision, six New Daily models including a van with the new total volume of 10.8 m3 and the world première of the new HI-MATIC 8-speed automatic transmission developed with ZF, a cab with the new best-in-class total mass of 7.2 tonnes, and a Daily CNG. A Eurocargo 4x4 (15 tonne) will represent the medium range vehicles; heavy range vehicles are covered by four Stralis, one of which is fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and one a Super-Light, a special version of Stralis that employs specific technical solutions to reduce vehicle tare weight. There is also an area specifically dedicated to off-road vehicles with a Trakker 8x4 and the Dakar Trakker, which took part in the latest edition of the most famous rally in South America, and lastly the new Astra HD9 with a 560 HP Euro VI engine, presented for the first time on the international stage.
Iveco Bus, a CNH Industrial brand for public transportation, will also participate with the exhibition of its New Daily Minibus, a vehicle that combines the New Daily’s many qualities and advantages with the know-how of a market leader in the passenger transportation sector. Finally, there will be a 12 m Crossway Low Entry, a universal bus suitable for both urban and interurban transport; this vehicle is the undisputed leader in its category across Europe and the model adopted by many of the leading European transport groups.
Alongside each vehicle there will be an iPad which visitors can use to navigate on three different channels: one showing a film dedicated to the vehicle; one to navigate the specific App and one with the technical specifications of each vehicle.
Lastly, the exclusive state-of-the-art system IVECONNECT featured on the New Daily, and on the Heavy vehicles Stralis and Trakker, takes centre stage in an area dedicated to showcasing the latest telematics. This revolutionary system helps take integrated and intuitive control of infotainment, navigation, driving assistance tools and advanced fleet management services. Driver and vehicle interface is in constant evolution, as the search for efficiency also involves easy-to-use monitoring devices that help to provide a productive work environment. IVECONNECT features a 7” touch-screen built into the dashboard and comes complete with radio, CD player, USB port compatible with iPod/iPhone and MP3 player, Bluetooth connection with steering wheel controls, plus an AUX/video output.