Iveco’s Daily range of light commercial vehicles has been voted Best Large Van 2008 by What Van? magazine, the largest dedicated van publication in the UK, read by owners, operators and transport fleet managers.
This major accolade follows just six months after Daily was crowned Best Light Truck 2008, with the Daily scooping the prestigious award for the second year running, in the Van Fleet World Honours, which are presented annually to those van manufacturers and service companies who have, in the opinion of the judges, achieved the highest possible level of excellence in their sector.
The “What Van?” jury chose the Daily after careful analysis lasting a whole year, during which the vehicles were subjected to driving assessment and road tests. The selection criteria focused in particular on driveability and handling, comfort, performance and consumption, finish, safety, load capacity, a good quality/price ratio and the residual value
The Daily achieved points above all for the breadth of its range which is made up of over 2,500 different models from 3.2 to 6.5 tonnes, and includes vans, chassis-cowls and chassis-cabs.It can be specified with a choice of five engines, offering power outputs between 96 and 176 hp. The vehicle guarantees, for all types of operators, from large nationwide fleets to small owner-drivers, a wide choice of different wheelbases and interior heights, lengths, side and rear door configurations and eight different loading volumes, from 7 up to 17.2 m3, the widest range on the market, offering unrivalled loading capacity.
The editorial team responsible for the selection noted a significant improvement in the product which two years ago underwent a whole host of revisions including all-new external styling and a reworked interior. Less visible changes were made too, including the introduction of larger brakes and a fully independent front suspension system. An important the positive note was made on the quality and the competence of the dealer network.