The Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power is the first compressed natural gas LCV with an 8-speed automatic gearbox in the industry. It makes a further improvement on what was already the best solution for urban transport by offering the perfect combination: the sustainability of IVECO’s Natural Power natural gas technology and the absolute driving pleasure of its class-exclusive Hi-Matic transmission. This vehicle delivers the robustness, performance and reliability that the Daily is known for, together with more comfort and fuel economy, extra-low pollutant and CO2 emissions and best-in-class driveability.
The Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power builds on IVECO’s extensive experience of more than 20 years pioneering work in natural gas technology. It features the 3-litre F1C engine that generates 136 hp to deliver best-in-class torque of 350 Nm. This engine of industrial derivation is more robust and guarantees more torque and driveability than ordinary CNG car-derived engines, delivering a performance without compromise.
The environmental performance of the Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power is equally remarkable: the engine complies with Euro 6/D standards with 76% less Particulate Matter, 12% lower NOx emissions than IVECO’s Euro VI 3.0-litre Diesel engine, which already generates extremely low levels. In real driving conditions and in an urban context, CO2 emissions of the CNG engine are 3% lower than those of the equivalent Diesel version. The application of the Hi-Matic transmission to CNG further improves this performance, extending this gap to 5%. If bio-methane is used to run the CNG engine, CO2 emissions can be very close to zero, with a 95% reduction.
The Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power also delivers excellent fuel economy, with 2.5% fuel savings, on real urban cycle, compared to the CNG manual version. The lower pump price of CNG compared to Diesel translates into very competitive cost per km and, if all factors such as fuel price, engine efficiency and energy value are considered, natural gas can deliver cost savings in excess of up to 35% compared to Diesel. This makes it an economically sustainable solution for transport operators, which face constant and harsh competition.
The Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power is also extremely quiet, compared to its diesel equivalent, making it ideal for night time deliveries in urban areas.
The Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power also includes the BUSINESS UP exclusive application that turns on-board connectivity into a true professional work tool, providing the customer with a Driver Assistant and Business Assistant.
With its absolute driving pleasure, fuel economy, environmental performance, quiet operation, low TCO and high connectivity, this unique vehicle offers the perfect combination of low emission fuel and driveability for urban areas that makes it the perfect transport LCV for sustainable businesses.