The third generation of the Iveco Daily has arrived on the European market, delivering the perfect blend of tradition and innovation: a fully-fledged generational leap that marks an important milestone for Iveco. The New Daily impresses with a concrete and professional solution to the needs of even the most demanding customers: two vehicles in one for the best Daily ever, in a perfect balance between cutting-edge innovations and the continued evolution of the Daily’s strong heritage.
The working companion of choice for transport professionals, the new vehicle is presented as being convenient and practical to use as a light van, whilst continuing to offer the maximum 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 bodybuilding flexibility for chassis cab versions.
The design efforts of the company focused on both versions of the vehicle, chassis cab and van, with an ambitious objective: consolidate leadership in both sectors, whilst further improving ergonomics, driving comfort, driveability and handling. The two new vehicles in one concept was thus created: a restyled Daily chassis cab version and a completely New Daily van, with a focus that favours the latter, where performance in terms of handling and carrying capacity has improved from every aspect thanks to optimised load space abilities and ease of use with a more accessible load platform.
The capacity of the van has been strongly enhanced by revising the ratio between wheelbase, total length and the carrying length: this led to the creation of the new 18 and 20 m3 models (offering the best load space in their category) and the 10.8 m3 version (the best in its category for load efficiency, an indicator that measures the ratio between the length of the load compartment and the total length of the vehicle).
Thanks to the new architecture, with longer wheelbases and reduced rear overhang, the New Daily guarantees excellent driveability without compromising its consolidated agility in confined spaces.
The new front suspension QUAD-LEAF, standard on all models up to 3.5 tonnes, constitutes the excellent blend between the two previous single- and twin-wheel versions, guaranteeing increased load carrying capacity of the first and ground clearance and maximum allowed payload on axles of the latter.
For the single-wheel models, the rear suspension has also been redesigned, which has yielded two important improvements: a decrease in the height of the load platform by approximately 55 millimetres to facilitate vehicle loading and unloading, and a reduction of oversteer in load transfers when cornering. The combination of the new front and rear suspension systems, and the new longer wheelbases for the van produce a dynamic, category-leading performance in terms of safety and stability.
The third generation of the Daily is also focused on business requirements and offers a considerable reduction in fuel consumption compared with the previous model, with a significant improvement in vehicle running costs, together with the best performance in the category offering a wide range of engines, transmissions and axle ratios.
But that is not all: the comfort of the vehicle has also been greatly improved. The driver of the New Daily can benefit from a more comfortable and quieter interior compartment that guarantees the driving position and sensations typical of a premium automobile, as well as a multitude of closed and open storage compartments. The ergonomic design of the controls is at the top of its category, the sound insulation has been improved, the air conditioning system is more efficient and driving comfort is excellent in all load conditions.
The Daily is a “global” vehicle: more than 2.6 million Daily vehicles have been sold to date in over 110 countries worldwide. It is produced at the Iveco Suzzara plant, near Mantova in Italy, and at the Iveco Valladolid plant in Spain. The company has recently made substantial investments in these plants to renew the production lines.
These facilities have each obtained the silver medal from the esteemed World Class Manufacturing (WCM) programme, one of the top manufacturing standards in the world, achieving some of the highest scores in their class. This integrated model looks at overall plant organisation and is applied to all production areas to optimise results through continuous process and product quality improvement, with particular attention to the management of environmental issues and the elimination of production waste.