The Iveco Daily range of commercial vehicles now meets the Euro 6 standard with a choice of engines for reduced emissions and improved fuel consumption.
After New Daily launched in 2014, it took the market by storm and received awards across the world, including International Van of the Year 2015. Iveco has now raised the bar even further with the New Daily Euro 6 and its “Daily Business Up” app for tablets and smartphones.
Using its reputation for strength, versatility, performance and durability, the New Daily Euro 6 introduces additional features that use technology to push the boundaries of performance, raise comfort, deliver more connectivity and lower the total cost of ownership.
Speaking at the international launch, Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President, said: “We have sold more than 2.8 million Daily vehicles since the first model rolled off the production line. With the New Daily Euro 6 we aim to add to this number considerably.”
The Daily Euro 6 introduces new features that further raise the levels of comfort and functionality of the cab. The cabin is even quieter than in previous models, with the noise level reduced by 4 dB, improving the vehicle’s acoustics and sound recognition by 8 per cent.
To make the most of the time spent in the cab, the New Daily Euro 6 is the first light commercial vehicle to take on-board connectivity beyond the concept of infotainment, turning it into a true professional work tool with the exclusive dedicated application called “Daily Business Up”.
“Daily Business Up” can act as the customer’s Driver Assistant with features such as the Driving Style Evaluation (DSE) system, Sygic professional navigation and the Interactive User Handbook. The app also serves as the driver’s Business Assistant, helping to optimise the fleet’s efficiency with Fleetwork and to keep track of scheduled services. The app also takes care of customer assistance, providing a direct link to Assistance Non-Stop, Iveco’s 24/7 roadside assistance service.
The New Daily Euro 6 also introduces a new way of delivering connectivity that doesn’t require the installation of any equipment in the vehicle; drivers are able to communicate with the vehicle and its engine through their own smartphone or tablet, using the “Daily Business Up” app. Bluetooth connection with the vehicle is automatically established through the new digital radio and in a few seconds the New Daily Euro 6 becomes a connected professional workstation.
The brand new 2.3-litre F1A engine has been re-engineered from the oil-sump up. By using modern materials and virtual optimisation, Iveco has been able to reduce the engine’s weight by 6%. By reducing friction, further optimising the cooling and the Mulltijet II injection system, installing a variable displacement oil pump, and other such improvements, fuel consumption has been cut by 8% on the NEDC cycle.
Tested over 35,000 hours on the test bench and more than 1.3 million kilometres on the road, F1A’s combination of these technical interventions, together with a slightly higher displacement compared to Iveco’s competitors, and a Low Pressure Exhaust Gas Recirculation system, ensure that the engine has naturally reduced raw emissions, which only require a simplified after-treatment system.
At the next product update of the Daily Euro 6 family, at the beginning of 2017, the F1A engine will feature Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. With this, Iveco will be ready for 2020 Real Driving Emissions limits three years before they come into force.
The Daily Euro 6 also has the flexibility to maintain availability of Low Pressure EGR on models featuring the F1A engine for customers with low mileage missions who prefer this method.
The optimised 3.0-litre F1C engine, tested over 20,000 hours on test bench and over 1.5 million kilometres on the road, features Selective Catalytic Reduction technology that controls NOx emissions and new injectors that help to optimise combustion and to lower Particulate Matter at engine out. This enables it to develop all the power needed for the most demanding high mileage and heavy-duty missions with remarkably low fuel consumption, long maintenance intervals and thus low operating costs.
The wide engine line-up also includes the Daily Natural Power, which runs on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or compressed biomethane (CBM), providing an advantage in urban areas with restricted traffic for its clean and quiet operation. There is also the New Daily Electric, the silent, zero-emissions version.