The International Industrial Vehicle Show in Hannover is Iveco's chance to showcase all the other products in its range.
The ECODAILY has always been considered a “champion of traction control”, thanks to rear wheel drive and high performance engines. The former guarantees maximum drive thrust corresponding with the point of maximum load, while the latter ensures segment-beating torque and power. These lead to unrivalled grip and traction control in any load, terrain and road surface condition. Now these winning characteristics are not only maintained, but also further improved.
Productivity is guaranteed by an excellent drive train; the ECODAILY confirms qualities and values that belong to its tradition, offering once again the sturdiness of a truck in a dimension that guarantees maximum versatility of urban use, cutting-edge technologies and an innovative design that accepts no compromise.
Thanks to the widest choice of versions among any vehicle in its class, the ECODAILY guarantees superb productivity and versatility. An extensive range of bodies (van, chassis cab, crew cab, minibus and semi-window) meets all possible requirements. Gross weights range from 2.8 to 7 tons with cargo capacities ranging from 7 to 17 m3 in the van version. The choice of engines, wheelbases, floor lengths, heights and axle drive ratios remains class leading.
Specifically, the front wheels support the load and steer, assuring the vehicle the best turning circle in its class, a key element for manoeuvrability and an important aspect for productivity. The rear wheels support the load and ensure the vehicle has excellent traction in all conditions, especially during hill starts.
The low running cost, sturdiness and reliability therefore make the ECODAILY a vehicle that is absolutely respectful of all professionals in this sector.
The body mounting on chassis cab or chassis cowl models is extremely simple since the entire chassis is designed to withstand the applied loads, both when carrying cargo and passengers. This has made it possible to increase the total operating load capacity up to 7 tons, a segment-beating record, with the ensuing increase in the range offered to those in search of the best solutions for medium-distance transport. The 7 t version, which was recently launched in all European markets, completes the top end of the ECODAILY range, offering customers a solution combining the driving pleasure as though it were a car with the possibility of a significant gross weight.
At the basis of ECODAILY, there is also a profound respect of the driver, derived from a cab designed according to the most modern criteria for the definition of parameters that measure on-board comfort and well-being, resulting in the creation of a setting that is very similar to that of a car.
With this goal in mind, all ECODAILY vehicles with a Diesel engine are available with an integrated Blue&Me system with Tom Tom, an absolute novelty presented in a preview at the Motor Show.
The system uses a 4.3" touch screen completely incorporated into the ECODAILY's dashboard. The monitor requires no cable connections and can be removed from its seat and used outside the vehicle with an autonomy of approximately 3 hours. Inside the vehicle, in addition to the touch screen, the model boasts steering wheel controls and a voice control mobile phone can be operated via Blue Tooth.
Blue&Me and TomTom, together with the different functions of the mobile phone displayed on the touch screen, allow the driver to have up-to-date traffic information at all times along with a variety of additional services (restaurants, petrol stations, etc.) and to make or receive calls without ever taking hands off the wheel, with a notable benefit in terms of safety and accident-prevention.
The ECODAILY offers customers a dual choice depending on their requirements, with a wide range of engines approved for each specific standard. For the light duty models, the option is between the 2.3 litre version, with a power of 96 CV to 136 CV and the 3.0 litre version from 146 CV to 176 CV. All the engines make use of the tested EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) technology which cuts NOx emissions by recycling a controlled quantity of exhaust gases that are cooled and introduced back into the combustion chamber.
Hevy duty ECODAILY vehicles are equipped with a 3.0 litre engine fitted with a two-stage turbocharger with powers of 170 CV and 140 CV and include as standard a Diesel Particulate Filter. These versions are certified to the EEV standard.
The following models are on display in the Iveco stand at the show:
- the ECODAILY 35S14, a van intended for urban transport, equipped with an FPT Diesel 2.3 l engine and an advanced injection system;
- the ECODAILY 70C17/P, the chassis cab with the appearance of a small vehicle and the payload of a larger vehicle.
- ECODAILY 55S18WD, fresh from its African tour the 4x4, rugged on and off roader is on display with its mobile workshop body and crew cab, a key protagonist from the Overland 12 tour. ECODAILY 4x4 is designed for arduous conditions, with its high mounted cab and long travel suspension system, going anywhere is assured by the standard specification rear axle and transfer box differential locks. The full 5.5t maximum permitted vehicle mass ensures that the crew and their equipment arrive at their chosen destination, confirmed by the success of the Overland 12 expedition in Africa.
In the external exhibition area, there is another ECODAILY 70C17/P, with a wheelbase of 3750 mm, with the same technical characteristics, fitted with a Spier platform body (capable of carrying 6 Euro-pallets) Coca-Cola livery.
At the Ewers stand, there is another ECODAILY 70C17/P fitted with a specialised beverage carrying body, capable of carrying 7 Euro-pallets with a payload of 3,600 kg.
On the stand of the bodybuilder Spier, an ECODAILY 35S14V EEV is exhibited. A sliding door is installed in a bulkhead wall mounted behind the driver's seat and a bespoke shelving system is fitted in the load carrying part of the vehicle. This is a specific body builder intervention as a reference for urban distribution in Europe.
The vehicle segment within which the Eurocargo is positioned is very large, from 6 to 19 t, and it covers several different transport segments.
The Eurocargo is a professional vehicle with a truly beguiling CV. Originally launched in 1991 as the first vehicle in this class designed and developed by Iveco, it was awarded numerous international prizes, first and foremost the prestigious "International Truck of the Year" in 1992.
The cab, which is available in the traditional short (MLC), sleeper (MLL) and crew-cab (MLD) versions, ensures suitability for every kind of vehicle mission. The sleeper cab models (MLL) offer the added advantage of two highly capacious external storage compartments, an innovation introduced with the new Stralis.
The Eurocargo incorporates the excellent range of Tector engines, developed and produced by FPT, the excellent characteristics of which in terms of performance, reliability and running costs contribute to improving the economic potential and the performance levels of the vehicle with a low environmental impact.
A range of ZF 6 and 9 speed gearboxes is also available; the 6-speed version is also available as Eurotronic, a completely automated clutch control and gear selection system, that further improves the safety of the driver and the life of the transmission. The manual gearboxes, which are now even lighter, optimise the vehicle's performance levels and are available in configurations with 5, 6 or 9 speeds.
The Eurotronic 6-speed version is equipped with a transmission control software that optimises fuel consumption, changing gear at the ideal moment in relation to the speed and load of the engine.
The fully automatic Allison hydrodynamic transmission, available on all vehicles in the range ensures great ease of use, high driving comfort and reduced running costs for Stop&Go missions (such as waste collection).
There are also a number of active safety functions, available as option, including the anti slip regulation system (ASR), the electronic stability control system (ESP) and the Hill-Holder system (which prevents the vehicle from moving back on hill starts). The standard equipment includes a series of acoustic warning devices, including one that informs the driver that his or her seatbelt is not fastened with the vehicle in motion and one that warns that the parking brake is not engaged when the driver's door is opened.
To facilitate the work of the body builders, the new "Tipper Body Control" is also available as an optional. The control levers for tipper body and of the power take-offs are installed at the foot of the driver's seat and include all the electrical and pneumatic controls, reducing body installation working times and keeping the interior of the cab intact.
The Eurocargo 80E22/P is displayed in the stand inside the Motor Show, whereas the Eurocargo 120E25/P outfitted with a load platform with lift-up backboard is on show in the outdoor area.
The stand of the body builder Spier features a Eurocargo 120EL22/P in Coca-Cola livery.
Stralis is a work tool devised to meet any type of heavy duty road transport requirements from 19 to 44 tons.
The outside of the cab offers plenty of space at the front to customise the vehicle. The grille is very large and incorporates the headlights, whereas there are spacious storage compartments on either side which can be accessed through large doors. The interior of the cab, equipped with an efficient climate control system, features comfortable bunk beds with an aluminium access ladder. The folding tables provide a large worktop surface.
The extensive range of Stralis vehicles can accommodate the most different types of mission. There are thousands of possible variants, with a broad choice of wheelbases for excellent body size, manual gearboxes, automatic and automated transmissions, final drive ratios calibrated for excellent balance between speed and hub take-off.
The range develops over three engines (Cursor 8, 10 and 13 litres), 3 cabs (Active Day, Active Time, Active Space3) and 3 heights (low, medium and high roof).
The possible basic configurations are as follows:
- traditional 4x2 tractor, in addition to more specific versions: lowered (Low Tractor), with two-stage reduction rear axle (HR), with chassis reinforced for tough terrain (RR);
- 6x2 tractor with second steering axle fitted ahead of the drive axle;
- traditional 4x2 truck with mechanical or pneumatic rear suspension;
- 6x2 truck with single or twin wheel third axle, liftable, fixed or steering – or steering axle in central position, with rear pneumatic or mechanical suspension;
- 6x4 tractor and truck.
All versions of the Stralis can be teamed with many different types of suspension, including high travel pneumatic suspension to adapt the vehicle to the height required by distribution missions or intermodal transport.
The Stralis was designed to offer customers an optimal total cost of ownership thanks to the containment of the two main cost items: servicing and fuel.
It is also exhibited a Stralis AS 260S42Y/FS-CM, specifically equipped for use demountable bodies application by the bodybuilder Saxas.
The outdoor area features a light weight Stralis AT 440S36T/P SL, designed specifically for payload-sensitive applications, such as transporting liquids.
The Trakker is a work tool devised for the most extreme off-road missions on road transport from 18 to 72 tons.
The rigid truck version is available in the 4x2, 4x4, 6x4, 6x6, 8x4 and 8x8 configurations, with engine power of between 310 CV and 500 CV (228 kW to 368 kW). The tractor version is available in the 4x2, 4x4, 6x4 and 6x6 configurations, with a engine power from 360 CV to 500 CV (265 kW to 368 kW).
Trakker allows for a simplification in body building and equipment mounting activities thanks to a broad choice of transmissions and PTOs operated directly from the engine, the electrical connections available both inside the cab and on the chassis.
Whether the vehicle needs to operate in extreme off-road conditions or to perform the majority of its missions with occasional excursions off the road, the Trakker can be configured with the most suitable specifications to optimise the payload and fuel consumption.
The stand displays the Trakker 8x8, the top of the range all wheel drive heavy duty vehicle. The model on show, the AD 410T45W, is ideal on any type of terrain and the FPT Cursor 6-cylinder 4 valve per cylinder engine, with a displacement of 13 litres and a power of 450 CV (332 kW), is designed to confront the most extreme of missions with safety.
The FPT Cursor engine is teamed with the ZF 16S2220 overdrive gearbox, equipped with Servoshift power assisted control and a synchronisation protection system that prevents the incorrect selection of gears, thus enhancing performance both on and off road.
The engine power is transmitted from the gearbox to the transfer box installed in the chassis to supply a permanent drive to the 8 driving wheels on the front and rear axles through the third differential. Each group of wheels is fitted with a short inter-axle propeller shaft which connects the axles through three differential gears. The standard equipment includes differential lock systems for the idler casing to the rear axle, whereas the differential lock on the front axle is available upon request. An electro-pneumatic system controls the differentials and automatically releases the front axle lock when the vehicle speed exceeds 25 km/h.
The vehicle on show, despite having been designed for the toughest missions, is widely used in urban building sites too. Indeed, the Cursor 13 Diesel engine is EEV certified thanks to the optimal calibration that makes it possible to reduce the particulate emissions by 50% compared to the limits of the Euro V standard without using a filter, proving the excellence of the Cursor range in terms of environmental performance levels.
The outdoor area dedicated to Iveco includes the new Trakker AD 260T41YW/P with 6x4x4 configuration. It is derived from the 4x4 with a steering axle fitted behind the rear axle. This way, the vehicle with 3 axles with a gross vehicle weight of 26 t has the manoeuvrability of a vehicle with 2 axles but with a considerably higher payload.
Another important novelty, especially for the African, Middle Eastern and South American markets, lies in the Leoncino, the new product by Naveco, one of Iveco's joint venture companies in China.
With this vehicle, Iveco adds a new product range to its European range and prepares itself to face the emerging markets with a dedicated product.
The Leoncino will be available with a gross vehicle weight of between 3.5 t and 7 t and with engines ranging between 116 and 140 CV, with two driver’s cabs: 1,635 mm wide (for the 3.5 t) and 1,935 mm wide cab (for the 5 - 7 t versions). The forward control cab, in jargon “cab over”, and the observance of European standards together with an advantageous pricing policy on the market make it a tough competitor for the current Japanese and Korean cab over vehicles.
The distinguishing features of the Leoncino are doubtless its agility, ensured by the combination of compact design and manoeuvrability, and its strength, teaming sturdiness and product durability.
The Leoncino takes the name of a glorious predecessor, produced at the Officine Meccaniche in Brescia (OM), which contributed to writing the company's history during the 1950s and 60s. Accordingly, the new product takes on the same challenge and aims at representing the company outside the European markets.
The Iveco Group company dedicated to passengers transport builds urban (medium, standard or articulated versions) and tourist coaches. The vehicles are equipped with FPT engines and the range of urban buses and minibuses is available with Diesel, natural gas and alternative fuel engines.
With over 5,000 employees, Iveco Irisbus, between 1999 and 2009, produced over 77,000 vehicles in its five factories in France, Italy, the Czech Republic and Spain. This is an extraordinary result due to a constant policy of modernising the production units, using top class advanced technologies.
Iveco Irisbus is an international company that has implemented a policy over many years that respects and safeguards the environment, whether it entails the constant improvement of Diesel engine technology, or the use of alternative fuels, such as compressed natural gas, or resorting to the use of new methods of propulsion. It involves the total engagement and involvement to create products with a low environmental impact and to identify solutions that will guarantee maximum efficiency in terms of performance levels and productivity, always taking into account the customer's needs,.
The extensive Iveco Irisbus range includes:
- Urban buses
The Citelis, Crealis and GX127 vehicles were devised and developed with a view to satisfying a more sustainable, functional and eco-friendly mobility to the benefit of public transport companies, passengers and the environment.
- Interurban buses
Arway, Crossway and Proway are recognised to be among the market leaders, offering increasingly fast and reliable transport solutions while concurrently reducing fuel consumption and running costs for the operators.
- Tourist coaches
Domino, Evadys, Proxys and the latest addition Magelys guarantee not only maximum travelling comfort but also technological equipment with the most sophisticated active and passive safety systems.
Iveco Irisbus offers the ECODAILY Minibus in different versions, namely Recreo as a school bus, Way for rental transport and Tourys for tourism and shuttle services.
The technical services of Iveco Irisbus have always been in pursuit of new systems aimed at improving the environmental performance of buses. On the one hand, by equipping the vehicles with clean engines developed by the FPT, and on the other by working on drive line efficiency and on hybrid vehicles.
The principle of hybrid vehicles consists in managing intelligently the energy flows of the vehicle in motion and in recovering the kinetic energy when braking to recharge the batteries, which can return this electricity to the vehicle and make it move or accelerate once it has left its station. In this case, the vehicle can be equipped with a down-sized engine. The savings are immediate: reduced fuel consumption and polluting emissions and less noise.
This year saw the launch of the development of the hybrid Citelis range, available in versions from 12 to 18 metres, with Tector 6 EEV engines.
Iveco Special Vehicles
Iveco's Special Vehicles Business Unit incorporates different expertise in order to develop and produce vehicles for specific missions: Iveco Defence Vehicles, a leader in the field of vehicles for defence and civil protection, Iveco Astra, a company that produces vehicles for the quarry-construction sector and Iveco Magirus, a company that boasts a longstanding tradition in the construction of fire-fighting vehicles.
Iveco Defence Vehicles
IVECO Defence Vehicles is a benchmark for technology, development, construction and sale of vehicles designed to ensure protection and safety in a military context: trucks, protected vehicles and multirole vehicles.
Situated in Bolzano, IVECO Defence Vehicles boasts an industrial facility that was once the prestigious Lancia factory. With an international sales force and a widespread network of service centres, the company benefits from a world-scale technical and commercial presence. The Bolzano facility concentrates all the skills that contribute in synergy to the success of IVECO Defence Vehicles: a research centre dedicated to defence and civil protection vehicles with the specialist IVECO know-how in the various product segments, a sales and marketing department, an after-sales service and the production site, specialising in protected and multirole vehicles. A second factory situated in Vittorio Veneto, which specialises in ballistic sheet metal welding and protection systems, supports the activities of IVECO Defence Vehicles.
The vehicles produced by Iveco Defence Vehicle are used in many countries throughout the world, including Germany, Great Britain, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Pakistanand Egypt.
The jewel in the crown of production in Bolzano lies in the multirole vehicles, of which the LMV is without a doubt the maximum expression in terms of technology.
Light Multirole Vehicle
The Light Multirole Vehicle (LMV), the vehicle for tactical missions with permanent four-wheel drive, referred to as the "Lince" (Lynx) by the Italian army and the "Panther" by the English army, continues to play a key role on the international scene.
The LMV stems from the idea of creating a vehicle with the mobility of an off-road vehicle with the protection of an armoured one. On many occasions, its protection played a fundamental role in saving the lives of the patrol soldiers or those escorting convoys of humanitarian aid. It is not only the British and Italian armed forces that are satisfied with its performance levels: the 4x4, in fact, was adopted in Spain, Norway, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Austria and the Slovakian Republic.
Entirely designed and built by Iveco Defence Vehicles in Bolzano, the LMV makes use of sophisticated technologies, the strengths of which are the excellent mobility characteristics and the sturdy anti-mine protection, verified on many peace-keeping missions.
The vehicle is equipped with a Diesel common rail engine with a power of 190 CV, connected to an automatic 6-speed transmission with hydrodynamic torque converter and a two-speed transfer box installed together with the differential on the rear axle. Hydro-pneumatic disc brakes are fitted at both the front and rear. The independent front and rear suspension, combined with the load distribution per axle and the optimised torque distribution, make for excellent off-road mobility for this type of vehicle.
The vehicle concept is modular: ballistic protection and trim versions can be added depending on the customer's requirements and thus make this vehicle suitable for many different uses: passenger transport, pick-up, ambulance. Independent suspension, permanent four-wheel drive and excellent weight distribution guarantee maximum mobility. The vehicle can travel at up to 130 kilometres per hour, overcome gradients of 60 per cent and wade in waters up to one and a half metres deep.
The LMV affords high reliability and affordable servicing, which reduces the necessary logistic support and the related operational running costs.
The vehicle present at the show, named Icarus, is used by the Italian Civil Protection Department.
Astra was established in 1946 and has been part of Iveco since 1986. Thanks to the extensive experience acquired and to the vast and articulated range of heavy civil and military vehicles, Astra now represents an important page in the history of the transport sector in quarries, mines and on the most difficult and challenging missions.
From military vehicles to exceptional transport and quarry-building site vehicles, Astra offers an exhaustive range of vehicles, able to meet all types of transport requirements in quarries and building sites and heavy transport in general:
- Heavy Duty Vehicles
With two, three or four axles, with rear wheel or all wheel drive, approved for legal road operating weights or exceptional weights, ASTRA HD (Heavy Duty) vehicles with the new Cursor Euro V engines with electronic control are the epitome of specialisation of construction and heavy duty distribution vehicles.
- Dumper trucks
Tried and tested and reliable, with reduced servicing costs, the Astra RD rigid dumper trucks guarantee high levels of productivity. The Astra ADT articulated dumper trucks instead operate where the material transfer routes are more complex.
- Military vehicles
The SMH and SMR series of Defence vehicles, defined as a "family", was designed by Astra in a tactical and logistic version with 4x4 - 6x6 - 8x8 drive. Sturdy and reliable, with high technological contents, one of the major strengths of these vehicles lies in the high rate of standardisation and interchangeability of components.
- Sivi – vehicles for exceptional transport
The characteristics of the "SIVI" range of vehicles, approved for total weights of up to 275 t for insulated vehicles and up to 540 t for 2 vehicles coupled together, include: reinforced chassis, special Iveco engines with customised calibrations, hydrodynamic transmissions with torque converters and integrated retarders with dedicated water or oil cooling systems behind the cab.
The company was set up in 1872 and produces fire-fighting and rescue vehicles under the Iveco Magirus brand, as a result of the merger of the brands Lohr Magirus, Camiva and Iveco Mezzi speciali.
Iveco Magirus has six production facilities, all situated in Europe, 1,200 employees and a service and distribution network able to guarantee its customers throughout the world the distribution of reliable and high quality products and service of the utmost professionalism.
The production plants in Germany are situated in Ulm (for the aerial access range), Weisweil (pumper trucks and special vehicles) and Goerlitz (small vehicles).
In addition to producing standard vehicles, the Italian head office in Brescia specialises in the construction of special pumper trucks, fire-fighting vehicles for forestry use and airport vehicles.
The Austrian factory, located in Graz, is among the most innovative manufacturers in the sector of Austrian standard-compliant vehicle production, as well as certain special vehicles. The French plant, situated in Chambery, where fire-fighting vehicles are produced completes the list.
Iveco Magirus is also the world market leader in the sector of fire-fighting ladders, and one of its most successful products, the Magirus 32-L AT, is displayed at the show.
Magirus 32-L AT fire-fighting ladder
The outdoor exhibit includes a Magirus 32–L AT articulated fire-fighting ladder with swivel platform, fitted onto a Eurocargo 160E30 with a 4,815 mm wheelbase and 1+2 ML cab.
The body of the ladder consists of an arm in 5 different sections and a 4.7 metre telescopic extension. It is equipped with a computerised system to reduce oscillations. The vehicle is also securely supported to the ground thanks to the Vario mobile arm safety system.
The operating height of the ladder totals 32 metres and can be reached with an RC 300 3 rescue platform together with the hydrant spout. The platform is also equipped with an additional load system capable of lifting another 400 kg from the ground up to 32 metres.