A great vehicle, one that is truly excellent value for money, is a vehicle that is adaptable and versatile and I don’t think I’ve come across many that can do as much as this Iveco Daily Dual Cab.
Iveco Australia handed me the keys to the Daily Dual Cab fitted with the optional 150kW/470Nm diesel engine and it was tremendous using and driving the vehicle for a week.
Why is it so adaptable and versatile? Well, first of all, load carrying capacity in the rear tray is huge.
Able to handle payloads of up to 2239kg and with a maximum Gross Combined Mass (GCM) of 7995kg, there’s not much you can’t fit on or in the back of the Daily.
Oh, you can also option-up your Iveco Daily to a 2744kg payload capacity as well.
But it’s not just the load carrying capacity that makes it a winner, the cabin fits six adults.
Driver and front seat passenger can be joined by four adults across the rear seat. Is it cramped? Uncomfortable? Not at all. There’s a stack of shoulder room and legroom and the rear doors open out almost to 90 degrees.
So that makes for really easy access.
The front seats are even heated (passenger seat is optional) and that’s just the start of the creature comforts. Try cruise control, digital entertainment interface, Bluetooth, power windows and mirrors and so many storage places, well there almost too many to count!
While safety in the cabin is taken care of with driver, passenger and curtain airbags with seatbelt pre-tensioners.
The Iveco also coming with ABS brakes for added protection.
Out on the roads, this is a really easy and enjoyable vehicle to drive.
The seating position is excellent, although the mirrors are huge and the chunky A pillars also block a bit of forward ¾ visibility, overall though it isn’t hard to drive (you can pilot the Iveco Daily on just a car license).
The engine is strong and powerful and will easily pull away in second or third gears from a slow speed (albeit without a large load on the back).
With a 100 litre fuel tank as standard you can expect a driving range of 900km+.
Steering is surprisingly sharp and responsive too and the turning circle, especially taking into account the length of the vehicle, is ridiculously small!
Not all campervan/motorhome enthusiasts are ‘grey nomads’ and so the ability to be able to move a family around in a vehicle like this Daily Dual Cab would be ideal.
Smooth, powerful, very easy to live with, six passengers, big load carrying capacity…is there anything this thing can’t do?
See your local Iveco dealer for more details and a test drive of a Daily.
NUTS and BOLTS – 2016 Iveco Daily Dual Cab
Engine: 3.0 litre turbo-diesel producing 125kW/430Nm or 150kW/470Nm
Transmission: Six-speed manual (only)
Price: (50C Dual Cab as tested) from $67,516 excluding GST