Stunning new IVECO models to launch at ‘T.H.E EXPO’

01/03/2017

Following its record New Zealand sales performance last year, IVECO is showcasing exciting new vehicles that will spearhead its 2017 market ambitions as part of an enormous display at this year’s ‘T.H.E EXPO’ event.

On show in its first public display is the latest E6 version of the award-winning Daily van and cab chassis range. As well as boasting a cleaner E6 engine, the new Daily also benefits from increased output – up approximately 10 per cent to 180hp – while fuel consumption is reduced by almost 1 per cent on its predecessor’s impressive figures.

Maintenance and repair costs have also been reduced in the new model to the order of about 3 percent, courtesy of lower viscosity lubricants, extended oil change intervals and tighter construction tolerances.

Other benefits include revised interiors, a 3dB noise reduction, revised grille treatment, enhanced on-board connectivity and additional wheelbase and volume options.

Complementing the E6 Daily on the indoor stand is an E5 Daily cab chassis with van body, belonging to leading textile rental company, Alsco.

The strong Daily presence continues with a modified 55S17 dual cab 4x4 featuring a 37” tyre package (Dealer fit option), custom tray and towbar, long range fuel tank and Narva lighting, all finished in a camouflage wrap. These modifications complement the Daily 4x4’s long standard equipment list including standard triple differential locks and double low range transfer case.

On the outdoor stand a Daily 50C17 demonstrates IVECO’s ‘work ready’ capabilities by showcasing its convenient factory-built, three-way tipping body and towbar package. A second standard 55S17 dual cab 4x4 will also be on show outside.
Also on public display for the first time ever in the southern hemisphere, is the 2016 International Truck of the Year winner, the E6 Eurocargo in ML160E28/P 4x2 guise.

The latest Eurocargo features a heavily redesigned cabin, new engine range and boasts a heavy focus on safety. The show vehicle features a roof kit, 4815mm wheelbase, ZF 6-speed manual transmission, adaptive cruise control, L.E.D daytime running lamps and lane departure warning system.

A second Eurocargo (E5 4x4) will be featured in the outdoor area, specified for use in an agricultural spreader application while a Eurocargo ML140 4x2 equipped with a Magirus HLF10 Tank Pumper Super Structure with TEAM CAB, will add further colour to the stand while demonstrating IVECO’s emergency service capabilities.

Magirus is a sister brand of IVECO and a dedicated manufacturer of firefighting appliances, most of which are fitted to IVECO cab chassis – this display unit is currently undergoing trials with the New Zealand Fire Service.

T.H.E EXPO also sees the introduction of the Trakker 6x4 to the New Zealand market.

Designed for tough vocational work, the Trakker 6x4 tipper features a 450hp Cursor engine coupled to ZF 16 speed manual transmission, and for extra traction there are differential locks on the rear drive wheels as standard. Those wanting a slightly more compact truck with drive to all four corners can inspect the Trakker 4x4 on display on the outdoor stand.

IVECO’s heavy duty ranges will be strongly represented with a selection of three Stralis models and a Powerstar 6400.

The Stralis range begins with the 360hp ATi, available as a rigid or prime mover, the model is manoevrable, comfortable and efficient, making it ideal for urban and intercity delivery – on show at T.H.E EXPO is the 6x2 prime mover variant.

Further up the range and on display is the Stralis AD 500 8x4 rigid. With its clear back of cab and powered by a 500hp Cursor engine mated to the Eurotronic II automated manual transmission, this model is ideal for livestock, curtain-sider, logging, tipper or as a prime mover.

At the top of the Stralis range is the AS-L prime mover, the transporter of choice for Triple 8 Engineering’s Red Bull Racing and Team Vortex, in the Supercar racing.

The AS-L is equipped with 560hp Cursor Series II engine boasting a market-leading 5 year / 1,000,000 kilometre warranty. The display vehicle is equipped with chrome trimmings and bar work, demonstrating just how good a European prime mover can look.

For operators preferring a conventional cab specification, a Powerstar 6400 rigid is available for viewing. This Powerstar is equipped with the same engine and transmission combination as the Stralis AS-L and also enjoys the same generous engine warranty.

With its superior comfort, spacious cabin and low tare weight, the Powerstar 6400 is increasingly finding favour across a wide range of applications from tipper work to single trailer general freight duties.

IVECO New Zealand Product, Marketing and Network Development Manager, Kristi Walker, says T.H.E EXPO provides an outstanding opportunity for the brand to showcase its breadth of models to a buying public that was  increasingly turning to IVECO to assist with its transportation solutions.

“IVECO has one of the widest model ranges available anywhere, spanning from car licence vans and trucks right through to B-Train capable prime movers,” Mrs Walker said.

“T.H.E EXPO is providing the brand with a platform to display a good selection of these models to help further build awareness of all the benefits of IVECO.

“The brand experienced record sales growth in New Zealand last year and our intent is to continue growing share and volume by offering buyers a range of innovative new products such as the E6 Daily and E6 Eurocargo combined with our proven performers in the heavy duty ranges.”

Iveco New Zealand supplies commercial vehicles spanning the light, medium and heavy duty truck segments and, under the Iveco Bus brand, buses and coaches. The commercial vehicle range includes on and off-road models beginning with car licence vans, through to prime movers rated at up to 140 tonnes GCM. The Acco and Powerstar vehicles, developed and produced specifically for the Australian and New Zealand markets, complement Iveco’s worldwide best sellers such as the Daily, Eurocargo, Trakker and Stralis. Iveco vehicles are ably supported by a dedicated network of 21 dealerships and service outlets strategically located nationwide, offering aftersales services that include  extended warranties, roadside assistance and programmed maintenance contracts

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.
Iveco employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in seven 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 further information about Iveco: www.iveco.com
For further information about Iveco New Zealand: www.iveco.co.nz
For further information about CNH Industrial: www.cnhindustrial.com

Media Enquiries:
Kristi Walker
Iveco Vans, Trucks and Buses
T: +64 9 277 2070
M: +64 204 227 722
Email: Kristi.walker@iveco.co.nz

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