The IVECO Daily adds a new award to its rich trophy cabinet with the title of "International Minibus of the Year 2017" won by the Daily Tourys. The accolade was bestowed by the Bus, Coach and Minibus of the Year international jury, which is made up of senior journalists representing 18 major road transport magazines from Europe. This is the latest of a long series of awards won by the Daily across the world.
The Daily Tourys is the first "International Minibus of the Year" ever: the award was created this year by the jury of the prestigious European International Bus & Coach of the Year Awards to recognize minibuses and midibuses designed for professional passenger transport.
The jury of journalists representing 18 leading specialised magazines from across Europe judged the Daily Tourys to have performed very well during the test involving also six other competitors, where they were evaluated in real road conditions with uphill and downhill sections, motorways, narrow roads and a variety of situations.
The award was announced at the opening of the FIAA 2017 International Bus and Coach Trade Fair held in Madrid, Spain. Tom Terjesen, President of the Bus & Coach of the Year jury, summed up the jury vote: "IVECO Daily Tourys combined high quality bodywork, together with a premium comfort for the passenger. The driveline with a strong Euro 6 diesel engine and the best gearbox ever made in this class, makes the trip an experience to remember. The high capacity of luggage and a great idea with a flap inside the luggage compartment give even more space if needed. The fact that this is a complete factory built minibus makes the maintenance and service more efficient where ever you are on the road in Europe".
Daily Tourys offers all the advantages of IVECO's latest generation Daily Euro 6 – unveiled in April 2016 – which introduced features to make it even more comfortable for the driver and productive for operators.
The new generation Daily Euro 6's smooth drive, extremely quiet cab, ergonomic layout and overall set up provide customers with a true mobile office. This, together with the exclusive dedicated application, called DAILY BUSINESS UP, turns the cabin into a highly professional work environment in which to grow their business, always connected.
The Daily Euro 6 offering also includes the class-exclusive Hi-Matic family, featuring the 8-speed automatic gearbox that offer the best solution for enhanced safety while driving comfortably by smoothly engaging the correct gear in less than 200 milliseconds, ensuring absolute driving pleasure, making this transmission ideal for the Minibus models.
The new 2.3 and 3.0 litre engines of the Daily Euro 6 deliver an unrivalled performance, developing up to 210 hp and 470 Nm torque at the top of the range to match the record gross weight of 7.2 tonnes.
Electric and natural gas powered versions complete the range, cementing IVECO's position in the marketplace as being a true partner for sustainable transport.
The Daily Tourys stood out from the competition first of all for the high level of customization it allows, both in terms of specifications and on board. The passenger seats are fixed on rails to ensure maximum versatility. With this set up the Daily Tourys minibus can seat up to 19 passengers, providing an exclusive travel experience with luxurious comfort and a stylish environment. It also features best-in-class luggage compartments with capacity of up to 2.5m3. The comprehensive and advanced safety features and compliance with R66 regulations provide peace of mind to passengers and driver alike. The Daily Tourys offers absolute driving pleasure and comfort with the class exclusive Hi-Matic 8-speed automatic gearbox and the Telma Retarder. In addition, the tough, reliable, powerful and efficient 3-litre engine and high-strength truck derived chassis ensure long life performance for the minibus.
Customers can rely on the 2-year full warranty with unlimited kilometres and the support of the widespread network of 667 service points spread across the European territory and staffed by highly trained technicians.
The extensive range of Daily Minibus models offer a solution for a wide variety of passenger transport missions: tourist to travel in comfort and style, intercity with a category-leading passenger capacity and school buses specifically designed for student transport. The extreme versatility of the Daily minibus range extends under the hood, with IVECO's proven advanced solutions for sustainable transport: the Daily CNG and Daily Electric.
All the Daily Minibus models benefit from the advanced production processes and strong check systems of IVECO's Brescia manufacturing plant in Italy, which operates an assembly line specifically dedicated to the passenger transport Daily models.
IVECO Daily 2015-2017 awards
- "International Van of the Year 2015"
- "Best 3.5 – 7.5 tonne van" – Trade Van Driver Awards 2016
- "Top Van 2016" – Transport News
- Germany – "Best Imported Van 2016"
- Germany – "European Innovation Award 2016" – Daily Hi-Matic
- Germany – "Best KEP Transporter 2015"
- Germany – "Innovation Award for KEP Transporter 2015" – Daily Hi-Matic
- Germany – "Beste Nutzfahrzeuge bis 3,5 to"
- "European Innovation Award 2016 of the Caravanning Industry" – Daily Hi-Matic
- Chile – "2016 Best Commercial Vehicle"
- UK – 'Large Van of the Year' at the 2017 What Van? Awards
- Spain – "Light Industrial Vehicle of the Year" at the Spanish National Transport Awards 2017
- UK – "Best Light Truck" at Fleet World Honours 2017
- "Sustainable Truck of the Year 2017" – VAN category – Daily Electric