The third generation of the Iveco Daily has been launched on the European market, delivering a blend of tradition and innovation.
While 80 percent of components have been redesigned, the New Daily has preserved its classic ladder frame chassis structure, which has long been a key part of its DNA, including maximum bodybuilding flexibility for chassis cab versions.
The capacity of the van has been strongly enhanced by revising the ratio between wheelbase, total length and the carrying length: this led to the creation of the new 18 and 20 cu.m models (offering the best load space in their category) and the 10.8 cu.m version (the best in its category for load efficiency, an indicator that measures the ratio between the length of the load compartment and the total length of the vehicle).
There’s new Quad-Leaf front suspension , standard on all models up to 3.5 tonnes, providing a blend between the two previous single- and twin-wheel versions, guaranteeing increased load carrying capacity of the first, and ground clearance and maximum allowed payload on axles of the latter.
For the single-wheel models, the rear suspension has also been redesigned, which has yielded two important improvements: a decrease in the height of the load platform by approximately 55mm to facilitate vehicle loading and unloading, and a reduction of oversteer in load transfers when cornering.
The third generation of the Daily offers a considerable reduction in fuel consumption compared with the previous model, with a significant improvement in vehicle running costs, together with the best performance in the category offering a wide range of engines, transmissions and axle ratios.
The driver of the New Daily can benefit from a more comfortable and quieter interior compartment that guarantees the driving position and sensations typical of a premium automobile, as well as a multitude of closed and open storage compartments.
The ergonomic design of the controls is at the top of its category, the sound insulation has been improved, the air conditioning system is more efficient and driving comfort is excellent in all load conditions.
The Daily is a “global” vehicle: more than 2.6-million Daily vehicles have been sold to date in over 110 countries worldwide. It is produced at the Iveco Suzzara plant, near Mantova in Italy, and at the Iveco Valladolid plant in Spain. The company has recently made substantial investments in these plants to renew the production lines.