The current shape ACCO was introduced in 1972 and was further developed on that platform culminating with the introduction of the Euro 5 2014 model year variants. Ever increasing emission and safety requirements meant that with the major changes introduced by 2014, the current model had reached its full development potential.
The good news is though, that an all-new ACCO has been developed and is now in the final weeks of extensive real world local trials with several high profile customers.
Scheduled to be launched in New Zealand in the first quarter of 2020, the new Euro 6 ACCO will still be manufactured in Australia and has been developed specifically for New Zealand and Australian markets, to ensure it is fit for task.
Initial models to be released are aimed at the vocational market, specifically for compactor and hooklift bin applications which were a mainstay of the previous generation ACCO.
The new range introduces powerful, yet cleaner and more efficient Euro 6 engines coupled to proven Allison full automatic transmissions. Looking at safety, as standard the vehicles will feature a raft of technology including Adaptive Cruise Control, Advanced Emergency Braking System, Electronic Braking System with Brake Assistance, Electronic Stability Program and Daytime Running Lamps.
Operators wanting even more safety can select from options such as: Hydraulic Retarder, Lane Departure Warning System, Driver Attention Support, a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Xenon Headlamps.
Full details will be provided closer to launch.