Assisting the daily grind
The new 2017 Iveco Daily minibus range comprises three model variants that are available with various seating and luxury options
Iveco’s new minibus models will be introduced on the latest Daily platform, which features a clean-running Euro 6-rated engine and adds a host of safety enhancements to the existing array of features on the 2016 model.
Entry level to the range is the ‘Shuttle 12’ – it will be available on a 3520mm wheelbase and provides seating for 11 plus the driver.
For additional carrying capacity, the ‘Shuttle 16’ is based on a longer 4100mm wheelbase and provides seating for 16 occupants plus the driver.
This variant also features the generous H2 roof, ensuring there’s plenty of overhead height for customers both when seated and also when entering or exiting the minibus.
Operators requiring an even higher-end, premium nish can opt for the ‘Executive 16’. This 6.5-tonne GVM variant offers the same number of seats and wheelbase specications as the ‘Shuttle 16’ but with a higher H3 roof (2010mm standing height) for even greater headroom and extra space for passengers.
Seating for the ‘Executive 16’ can be specied in leather, and other luxury interior and exterior upgrades are also available for operators wanting an even more premium, high-end look.
Along with the internal luggage racks, a generous rear overhang on all models allowed Iveco engineers to allocate an extensive area behind the last row of seats for additional passenger baggage, in many cases eliminating the need to tow a trailer – therefore reducing fuel costs, trailer registration charges and maintenance costs.
This luggage area on all models is easily accessed via the 270-degree opening rear ‘barn’ doors.
Powering the mini-bus range is Iveco’s Euro 6, F1C, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with ‘Unijet’ common-rail injection and four valves per cylinder.
The engine produces 170hp (125kW) and features a at torque curve with maximum torque of 400Nm from a low 1350 to 3000rpm. It meets the stringent Euro 6 emissions measure with a combination of DOC and DPF control, and boasts impressive fuel efciency leading to lower operating costs.
A slightly more powerful Euro 6 engine is being slated for introduction into the range later in the year.
A slightly more powerful E6 engine is being slated for introduction into the range later in the year
Pictured: The new 2017 Iveco Daily minibus range meets Euro 6 emmissions standards