New high-capacity truck alternative joins Iveco van line-up…
There are plenty of good reasons to go for a high-capacity van over a light-duty truck as I outlined in this recent Iveco Daily van review.
Now Iveco has another reason to make the jump – a Daily with a 7-tonne GVM and 10.5-tonne GCM.
Launched this week in Melbourne, the new Daily is known as the 70C and comes in three sizes (each with the same weight capacities) – 16, 18 and 20 cubic metres.
Powered by the Iveco Euro-6 compliant 132kW/430Nm 3.0 litre turbo-diesel engine, transmission choice is eight-speed auto and six-speed manual.
2017 Iveco Daily 70C Key Data:
- Volume – 16,18 or 20 (m3)
- Payload capacity – 4064kg (16), 3977kg (18), 3924kg (20)
- Internal length – up to 5125mm
- Internal width – 1740mm
- Internal height – up to 2100mm
- Towing capacity (braked trailer) – 3,500kgs
- Driver, passenger and curtain airbags
- Fuel capacity – 100 litres (fuel cap on passenger side)
- Ad Blue – 24 litre tank with estimated consumption around 3L/100km
Iveco Product Manager, Marco Quaranta, told us at the Australian launch that the new high-capacity version of the Daily is ideal for operators who make frequent delivery stops.
“Aside from its suitability for general distribution, courier work and refrigerated transport (with aftermarket refrigerated system installed), a ‘walk-through’ option also makes this van model suitable for recreational applications such as motorhomes.
“In terms of carrying capacity, these figures not only make it a market leader amongst vans, but positions it as a viable and potentially more affordable alternative to a light truck cab chassis.
“When you consider the cost of a cab chassis plus the cost of the body fitment, the 7-tonne Daily is very attractive and has the benefit of being fully-built and ready for work.”
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