April 26, 2019

Iveco introduces the new Daily

Iveco has revealed its new Daily van, which introduces new advanced driver assistance systems and promises a fuel improvement of up to 10% over its predecessor.

The manufacturer says the new model delivers on performance and sustainability, as well as raising the bar on connectivity.

Iveco says it has made ‘significant changes on the path towards autonomous driving and safety’ with the introduction of a host of advanced driver assistance systems, including the advanced emergency braking system and City Brake PRO, which prevents collisions at speeds below 30mph.

For city driving, Queue Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control enables the Daily to follow the vehicle ahead in slow-moving traffic. City Mode and new electric power steering also make it easier to manoeuvre through urban streets.

Other driver assistance features include Hill Descent Control, ProActive Lane Keeping Assist, Crosswind Assist and electric parking brake.

Connectivity features include putting the driver in direct contact with Iveco specialists that will receive real-time data, conduct diagnostics and potentially identify issues before they occur to reduce vehicle downtime.

A telematics solution, the MyDaily portal, will aim to help drivers and fleet managers optimise efficiency by analysing the van’s performance and fuel consumption, as well as the driver’s driving style. The Daily will also send regular Smart Reports on the vehicle’s key parameters with suggestions on how to improve the driving style to save fuel.

The new Daily is offered with two engine options: the 2.3-litre diesel, in both light- and heavy-duty options; and the 3.0-litre diesel or compressed natural gas unit, with three power ratings ranging from 160 to 210hp.

Iveco says product improvements and longer oil change intervals could mean savings of up to 10% on maintenance costs.

Prices and technical data have not yet been released.