In order to respond to the up-to-date needs of both urban and extra-urban goods transport, Iveco presents the new ECODAILY, the latest step in the continuous renewal of its product range, with confirming itself to be the ideal partner for all transport professionals.
Resulting from the wealth of experience gained from vehicles in the field and from continuous research and development, Iveco’s light commercial vehicle range, European leader, responds to customers’ competitive and innovative needs with state of the art solutions. The applied technology is at the complete service of the professionals who will verify for themselves, as well as the strength and durability but also the intelligence of this commercial vehicle. But not only: with ECODAILY from today, the range is even fuller with the addition of new versions that add to its legendary robustness with an even more marked respect for the environment. ECODAILY is, in fact, a vehicle showing innovation to the full and extreme respect for ecology without compromise to its performance, durability or reliability.
Daily, since its birth in 1978, has chalked up a string of positive acclaims for its innovative design evolution, where aesthetics and functionality are integrated with equilibrium and style. Already, over 30 years ago, Daily served as the perfect portable ‘container’ of goods or passengers but, at the same time, distinguished itself for its modern and original style that, in its world of transport professionals, pushed itself to the fore to become the icon that it is today. From the start, Daily was and remains a great working ‘colleague’ with an outstanding personality.
Today, these characteristics are even more accentuated. Daily is designed and produced keeping in mind the users’ mobility needs and necessities with a redesigned front end, integrating the upper and lower grille areas, so giving Daily immediate recognition. Inside the driver’s cab, born for and around the driver as an ideal place to live and work, travel safely and comfortably and providing personal well-being. Daily almost ‘welcomes’ the driver and passengers on board with a sensible choice of materials and colours creating an ideal atmosphere for the day ahead.
This aspect of Daily’s style serves as a ‘visiting card’ with which the company values and philosophy are transmitted but this is only a brief introduction to the point of strength of Daily.
Daily has always been considered ‘traction champion’ in its class, thanks to rear wheel drive and high performance engines. The first ensures the maximum traction under all load conditions and road surfaces while the second provides power and torque at the height of its product category.
An extended range of FPT (Fiat Powertrain Technologies) engines providing improved performance coupled with the best in class respect for the environment. As a result in changes to the way in which light commercial vehicles are homologated for engine emissions, Iveco has responded with an even wider choice of engine ratings, providing customers with a full range of both homologation regimes.
2.3 litre engine versions are all certified the Euro 4 standard, according to the light duty regime and bring new power ratings of 106cv and 126cv with exceptional engine torque ratings of 270Nm and 290Nm respectively, in addition to the previously available ratings of 96cv, 116cv and 136cv. Also certified to the Euro 4 standard according to the light duty regime is the 3.0 litre engine at ratings of 146cv and 176cv. All these engine ratings are met using proven Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) technology.
Homologated according to the heavy duty regime are completely new versions of the 3.0 litre engine. Diesel engine versions at 170cv, available immediately and 140cv, available from the second quarter of 2010, are certified to the EEV (Environmentally Friendly Enhanced Vehicle) standard. This is a more severe standard than the European minimum legal requirement of Euro V, demonstrating Iveco’s commitment to environmental care and to professional vehicle operators in demonstrating their corporate responsibility by operating vehicles meeting environmental standards that go beyond the minimum. This is achieved by the use of sophisticated two-stage turbo-charging engine technology in combination with EGR and a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) with filter regeneration managed by the engine management system.
The Daily CNG version at 136cv is also homologated according to the heavy duty regime, again to the EEV standard and now also available is a Natural Power version. The super ecological CNG versions incorporate the advanced OBD (On Board Diagnostics) and, for the Natural Power version, a 14 litre petrol tank capacity is included as an emergency fuel reserve. The successful CNG engine technology of stoichiometric combustion and three-way catalyst is carried over from the current version and brings the same very low tail pipe emissions; virtually where Euro VI will be in years to come.
The 6 speed automated transmission, AGile, is available on all engine variants and benefits from enhanced management software improving starting from rest and allowing manual ‘down-shift’ gear changing to be made while remaining in the automatic mode.
Also deserving of the ECODAILY badge is the zero emission Daily Electric. As an industry forerunner of pure electric vehicles, Daily Electric dates back to 1986 but, able to exploit state of the art power electronics systems, in-vehicle control using CAN networking electronics and advanced Sodium-Nickel-Chloride batteries, ECODAILY Electric promises high levels of reliability with peace of mind built in.
A further value of the Iveco brand is safety and to this end, Daily brings Electronic Stability Control (ESP) as standard equipment across the range. It doesn’t end here though; the ESP package includes also Hydraulic Brake Assist, providing increased braking according to detected ‘panic’ braking in emergency conditions and Hill Holder, assisting the driver in avoiding roll-back when starting from rest on an incline, Adaptive Load Control (LAC) able to optimise the ESP function according to axle load distribution, as well as the all important ABS.
The Blue&Me hands-free system resulting from an important collaboration between Fiat and Microsoft, optionally available with Daily, uses exclusive universal voice-recognition technology: regardless of who is speaking, the system does not need time to learn the voice.
This solution is further developed onto a mobile communications platform offered to create Blue & Me Fleet, the fleet management package. The telematics solution is developed on the Fiat Group Automobiles hardware platform, Blue & Me, and delivered via Qualcomm’s FleetVisor™ Mobile Communications Platform to provide a sophisticated internet based management system, including remote digital tachograph down loading in order to improve vehicle and back-office productivity.
An absolute novelty in its category is the new van and chassis cab version at 7t gvm, available from Q2, 2010, the optimum solution for medium range fast freight transport. This new version allows improved application for mini-bus use and provides a payload otherwise applicable to larger medium range vehicles.
applicazioni per il trasporto passeggeri e consente carichi utili che altrimenti sarebbero possibili solo con l’impiego di altri veicoli derivati dalla gamma media.