Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe, is taking delivery of 95 new 3.5 tonne Iveco Daily Luton vans in 2014, with the first 20 vehicles already in service featuring the rental giant’s eye-catching new liveries.
The striking designs highlight the wealth of load space available in the new vehicles for anyone holding a standard ‘car’ driving licence. Set to be available from Europcar locations across the UK, the Iveco Dailys will be particularly useful in busy downtown locations where demand is high for vehicles to assist with moving home and DIY projects.
Each Daily 35C13 chassis cab benefits from a 3,750mm long wheelbase and features bodywork by Alloy Bodies, Iveco’s Daily DriveAway Options partner. This enables Europcar to benefit from a comprehensive three year unlimited mileage warranty covering both the chassis and body.
Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group explains: “The Dailys are a really important addition to our fleet. They offer a great payload capacity, plus the combination of the Luton body and tail-lift makes light work of moving even big loads for our customers.
“The majority of the demand for this type of vehicle comes from urban areas, so the Daily’s tight turning circle also really comes into its own.”
Supplied via Iveco dealer Guest Truck & Van, the new vehicles will remain in Europcar’s core fleet for up to three years and will be available for both short and long-term hire.
The Daily 35C13 is powered by a 2.3 litre FPT Industrial diesel engine which is capable of producing up to 126 hp between 3,200 and 3,900 rev/min, and up to 320 Nm of torque between 1,800 and 2,750 rev/min. The vehicle benefits from Stop & Start functionality, together with a Gear Shift Indicator, enabling the driver to better manage his/her way of driving. Together with the latest lightweight 6-speed transmission, these functions reduce fuel consumption, and consequently CO2 emissions, by up to 10 per cent compared with the models they replace.
Iveco reintroduced its Daily DriveAway Options range at the beginning of 2012, following increasing demand from customers for a ready-bodied vehicle range which already conformed with Whole Vehicle Type Approval.