Patrick Galtier places winning bid for Stralis XP "Emotional Truck", while Massimiliano Cialone, of Cialone Tour S.P.A., secures the All Blacks Magelys
Paris, November 30, 2016
The auction of the Iveco New Stralis XP All Blacks "Emotional Truck" and Magelys coach used to transport the New Zealand team's players during their European tour raised a record €230,000 for Unicef - the United Nations Children's Fund that promotes and protects the rights of children throughout the world, contributing to improving their quality of life.
Patrick Galtier, General Manager of Transports Galtier, won the bid for the New Stralis XP All Blacks "Emotional Truck". This family business, based in Roquefort in the Aveyron, is the largest logistics company in the region, with a fleet of 85 vehicles, and its activities include the transport of goods and fresh produce at controlled temperatures.
Cialone Tour S.P.A., an Italian business established in 1895, that has over 100 years of experience in the passenger transport sector, acquired the luxurious Magelys All Blacks. It took 25 competitive bids in a row, but in a passionate finale to the auction the company won - and so its fleet will boast this unique coach.
The auction started on Tuesday, 25 October, and ended on Monday, 21 November. This charity initiative took place under the aegis of the partnership between Iveco and the New Zealand team. As part of the partnership, from 6 to 27 November, Iveco is the All Blacks' European Supporter and provides the team with six Iveco vehicles – two Magely coaches and four Daily Hi-Matic mini-buses – to transport the players and staff for the duration of the 2016 European tour.
The handover ceremony for the keys of the two auctioned vehicles took place in Paris, in the presence of several All Blacks players, Unicef staff and Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President, who says: "We are very proud of the amount we raised, exceeding the target price for both vehicles. Iveco partnered with the All Blacks in a solidarity gesture that will benefit Unicef to the tune of more than €230,000. I would like to extend my thanks to Massimiliano Cialone and Patrick Galtier in particular, who placed the winning bids – and for the Iveco All Blacks who, thanks to their contribution, helped our Champions support the very important cause of children's education in South Africa."
The All Blacks "Emotional Truck" is the New Stralis XP version dedicated to the New Zealand team that seals the partnership between the three-times rugby World Champions and Iveco. The vehicle's look was conceived and executed by the CNH Industrial Design studio, which focussed on vehicle customisation, in particular with judicious use of the New Zealand team's livery and visual elements.
The "Emotional Truck" version celebrates the performance of the New Stralis XP, the most reliable and fuel-efficient vehicle on the market, designed to reduce CO2 and the total cost of ownership (TCO).
The brand-new engine, top-of-the-range gearbox, and tried-and-tested HI-SCR technology, coupled with latest-generation predictive GPS functions and all-new complementary services, ensures fuel economy of up to 11.2%, as confirmed by tests recently performed by the German certification body TÜV.
The extraordinary performance in terms of TCO and reduction of CO2 emissions make the New Stralis XP a true TCO2 champion.
The All Blacks Magelys, in its "Lounge" version, transported the New Zealand team during its autumn European tour. Coming in at 12.8 metres long, it is equipped with a central glass pavilion that complements its side corridors.
The coach's Iveco Cursor 9 engine, with a capacity of 8.7 litres, develops a power of 400 hp, with torques ranging from 1,700 Nm to 1,250 rpm. This engine is coupled with an automated ZF AS-Tronic gearbox.
The vehicle was completely customised for the team, with 46 comfortable leather reclining seats - eight of which were arranged around two gaming tables at the rear of the vehicle, to provide a greater level of comfort to the players.
The equipment included several additional options, such as a Lavazza coffee machine, a fridge, toilets, WiFi connection, GPS, a multi-media audio-visual system with two LCD screens, and USB sockets for each pair of seats.
Iveco is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). Iveco designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications such as off-road missions.
The brand's wide range of products include the Daily, a vehicle that covers the 3 – 7 ton vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo from 6 – 19 tons, the Trakker (dedicated to off-road missions) and the Stralis, both over 16 tons. In addition, the Iveco Astra brand builds off-road trucks, rigid and articulated dumpers as well as special vehicles.
Iveco employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 7 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an Iveco vehicle is at work.
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