Basildon, September 17, 2015
The first right-hand drive examples of new Eurocargo will start arriving into the UK and Ireland within weeks, following the international launch of Iveco’s latest generation medium truck on 17 September 2015, in Italy.
Right-hand drive production has already begun at Iveco’s Brescia plant, with new Eurocargo to be offered in both markets from 7.5 to 18 tonnes, accounting for nearly 11,000 possible model configurations.
Such an extensive model line-up means new Eurocargo maintains its unrivalled versatility, with a choice of day cab, crew cab, sleeper cab and high-roof sleeper cab models, seven power ratings from 160hp to 320hp, 11 transmission options including four automated, five manual and two automatic, 15 wheelbases from 2,790mm to 6,570mm, a choice of 4x2 or 4x4, plus an extensive range of final axle ratios.
In addition to the mainstream rigids, new Eurocargo will be available as a specialist conversion for road sweeper applications, plus the company is reintroducing a full line-up of urban artic models. These will cater for gross carriage weights (GCW) from 18 tonnes to 35 tonnes – making it Iveco’s most extensive urban artic range ever.
Another specialist conversion being offered will see the maximum gross vehicle weight (GVW) increased to 22 tonnes on select models. Iveco can achieve this by adding a single wheel lifting axle with servo-assisted hydraulic steering, making it particularly suited for distribution applications, yet without any impact upon vehicle manoeuvrability.
All 4x2 models will continue to be built for the UK and Irish markets with a ZF automated EuroTronic gearbox as standard – a feature first introduced onto Eurocargo in September 2008. Manual gearboxes, which are still common on the continent, and fully automated Allison transmissions, continue to be available as options.
Models with a dual passenger bench seat will also benefit from head rests as standard in the UK and Ireland, with other key features following the central European vehicle specification.
Purpose-designed as ‘the truck the city likes’, new Eurocargo blends a striking new design, interiors, technology and improved visibility, to deliver maximum safety, efficiency and sustainability.
Demonstrators will be available from dealers nationwide during October.
Iveco’s ready-bodied DriveAway Options range continues, building on established relationships with JC Payne to build box and curtainside bodies, and Brit-Tipp for tipper bodies. Iveco has announced special promotional pricing for retail customers to celebrate the launch, with a 7.5 tonne new Eurocargo with any of these type-approved bodies starting from £36,995. This launch offer is only available for vehicles ordered before 31 December 2015 and registered within 180 days.
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 tonne vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo from 6 – 16 tonnes, the Trakker (dedicated to off-road missions) and the Stralis, both over 16 tonnes. In addition, with the brand Iveco Astra, builds mining and construction vehicles, rigid and articulated dump trucks and speciality 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.
For more information contact:
Nigel Emms, Director, Brand & Communication
Tel. +44 (0)1268 885911
ref : IVECO 15038