Fresh from its international launch in November 2013, Iveco’s Euro VI Eurocargo range is making its UK show debut, with two models on display, including a 12 tonne day cab model and a high-specification 7.5 tonner with a medium roof sleeper cab.
Both vehicles are finished in striking Maranello Red to highlight Iveco’s role as a partner to the Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 team. They feature the latest FPT Industrial Euro VI Tector 5 engines, which offer increased power, torque and durability over the previous EEV generation, combined with enhanced driver comfort through reduced engine noise and vibration.
As the benchmark commercial vehicle in the European medium truck sector, Iveco has introduced multiple new features to its Euro VI Eurocargo line-up which have a positive impact on total cost of ownership (TCO).
Iveco is exhibiting a Eurocargo 75E21/P sleeper cab model, built on a 4,455mm wheelbase and featuring a comprehensive specification which will make it a firm-favourite with owner-drivers. Externally, this includes a sunvisor, heated & electrically adjustable mirrors, reversing bleepers and front fog lights, whilst inside the cab there’s an air-suspended driver’s seat, deluxe twin passenger seat, air-conditioning, night-heater, deluxe bunk, door roller blinds, Bluetooth radio and a coolbox.
Joining this vehicle on display is a 12 tonne Eurocargo 120EL19/P, built on a 4,815mm wheelbase and featuring Iveco’s special ‘EL’ chassis. This model reduces chassis height by more than 55mm compared to a standard 12 tonne 4x2 rigid, whilst its ‘one-step’ entry design significantly eases access to the cab and body for drivers on multi-drop work. To achieve this lower frame height, the side-members are shallower by 45mm and the frame itself is carried on 17.5 inch rather than 19.5 inch wheels and tyres, helping to further boost payload potential.
This 12 tonner features heated & electrically adjustable mirrors, aluminium air tanks, front fog lights, radio CD player, remote central locking, extended range 200-litre fuel tank and upgraded 120Ah MDX batteries.
Engines built for efficiency
With the launch of its Euro VI model line-up, FPT Industrial has right-sized the Tector engines to ensure increased versatility across a variety of road-going applications.
The updated and upgraded four-cylinder Tector 5 and six-cylinder Tector 7 engines replace the previous Tector 4 and Tector 6 engines, with displacement increasing from 3.9 to 4.5 litres for the Tector 5, and from 5.9 to 6.7 litres for the Tector 7. Combined with the use of a second-generation common rail HD system, this brings advantages both in terms of performance and torque at low speeds.
Both engines feature High Efficiency SCR (Hi-eSCR), the same breakthrough after-treatment system that decreases NOx emissions by more than 95 per cent and as featured in the Cursor engine range for the Stralis and Trakker. This SCR-only system utilises clean air to maximise combustion efficiency and minimise Particulate Matter (PM) without the use of EGR, therefore minimising fuel consumption and maximising performance.
The 75E21/P on display at the CV Show features the new maximum power Tector 5 engine, which produces 213 hp between 2,050 and 2,500 rev/min and up to 750 Nm of torque between 1,350 and 1,750 rev/min. This engine has had a 13 per cent power increase over the previous maximum horsepower Tector 4 unit, plus delivers 23 per cent additional torque – making it ideal for longer distance operations. In replacing the previous six-cylinder 220 hp EEV engine, this new 210 hp four-cylinder addition to the line-up brings a reduction in fuel consumption equivalent to 4.5 per cent.
The 120EL19/P on display also benefits from a Tector 5 engine, mission-matched for multi-drop urban work. It produces up to 192 hp between 2,000 and 2,500 rev/min and 680 Nm of torque between 1,250 and 1,880 rev/min.
All Eurocargo Euro VI engines feature an electronically governed exhaust flap which contributes significantly to meeting stringent emissions regulations. The exhaust flap is used to speed up SCR warm-up in the cold part of the emission cycle, ensuring the optimum SCR working temperature and therefore peak NOx reduction.
Engine braking is also improved with the introduction of this system, achieving maximum brake power of 100 and 150 kWh in the Tector 5 and Tector 7 engines respectively.
The choice of transmission has a great impact on a vehicle’s fuel consumption and the new Euro VI Eurocargo offers the most extensive range in the sector, with six manual ZF gearboxes with five, six and nine gears; four automated EuroTronic ZF gearboxes with six and 12 gears and three Allison automatic transmissions with five gears.
All 4x2 models in the range are available with manual, automatic and automated transmissions, and at Euro VI there is now the option of a new EuroTronic automated transmission
with 12 gears for all six-cylinder Tector 7 engines.
Both vehicles displayed at the CV Show are fitted with a two-pedal EuroTronic six-speed automated gearbox. This enhances driver comfort and safety, whilst also making sure the vehicle is in the optimum gear for maximum fuel-efficiency.
All new Euro VI models feature a redesigned instrument panel which displays essential information about the vehicle’s performance and route, including fuel level, tyre pressure, average fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, maintenance schedules, travel time and average speed.