Ex­clu­sive Daily strikes bal­ance

Iveco’s work-ready light truck edi­tion

Big Rigs - - LIGHT RIGS -

A BURLY ute with a bit of grunt or an ex­tremely ag­ile rigid, how­ever you de­scribe IVECO’s Lim­ited edi­tion 45C17 Daily you can be cer­tain it is ready to work.

Lim­ited to only 100 ex­am­ples, the pas­sen­ger car li­cence Lim­ited Edi­tion Daily fea­tures a heavy-duty, Aus­tralian-made alu­minium tray body, tow bar pack­age, nudge bar, bon­net pro­tec­tor and floor mats.

The lo­cally-built tray body fea­tures gen­er­ous in­ter­nal di­men­sions of 4,050 mm L x 2,057 mm wide with re­mov­able drop sides and tail­gate cour­tesy of quick-lock hinges, to make the most of the 45C17’s 4,495kg GVM.

Other ben­e­fits of the tray in­clude a win­dow pro­tec­tor and tube head­board, in­ter­nal load re­straint points, front cor­ner step and sturdy rope/strap rails.

Buy­ers who would like to fur­ther tai­lor the tray to even bet­ter suit their ap­pli­ca­tion can choose from a range of ad­di­tional ac­ces­sories at ex­tra cost, these in­clude lad­der racks, a va­ri­ety of tool­box op­tions and even a soap and wa­ter dis­penser.

As well as de­liv­er­ing the con­ve­nience of a work-ready ve­hi­cle and the value-added el­e­ments, the cab chas­sis it­self is ex­tremely well spec­i­fied and in­cludes IVECO’s 3.0 litre turbo diesel en­gine pro­duc­ing 170hp and 430Nm as well as the mar­ket-lead­ing Hi-Matic 8-speed full au­to­matic trans­mis­sion.

On the safety front, the Daily fares con­sid­er­ably bet­ter than its work-ready, cab over com­peti­tors.

Fit­ted as stan­dard are driver, pas­sen­ger and dual cur­tain airbags, front and rear disc brakes with ABS, Elec­tronic Brake­force Dis­tri­bu­tion, Elec­tronic Sta­bil­ity Pro­gram, Anti Slip Reg­u­la­tor, Hill Holder and Day­time Run­ning Lamps.

Driver ap­point­ments and com­fort fea­tures are also high.

Be­hind the wheel of the Daily, the driver is treated to an ISRI air sus­pen­sion seat with arm rest, while the two front seat pas­sen­gers re­ceive a body con­toured bench seat with head­rests.

Fur­ther aid­ing the driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence is au­to­matic cli­mate con­trol, cruise con­trol and the IVECONNECT mul­ti­me­dia sys­tem with GPS that can be op­er­ated through steer­ing wheel-mounted con­trols.

For ad­di­tional cost, the IVECONNECT sys­tem can also be equipped with a re­vers­ing cam­era with cam­era po­si­tion­ing de­cided by the cus­tomer to best suit the in­tended ap­pli­ca­tion.

If a cam­era is not re­quired, a re­vers­ing buzzer comes as stan­dard fit­ment.

“For a com­pa­ra­ble price to a dual cab 4x4, the Lim­ited Edi­tion Daily can also be driven on a car li­cence and pro­vides the same car-like driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, safety fea­tures and con­ve­nience,” IVECO’s Aus­tralian Mar­ket­ing Man­ager, Darren Swen­son, said.

“The Daily will also de­liver a far su­pe­rior pay­load thanks to a 4,495kg GVM and a braked tow­ing ca­pac­ity of 3,500kg,” Mr Swen­son said.

PHO­TOS: IVECO

TOP MARKS: There's ex­tra value for buy­ers, cour­tesy of a com­pre­hen­sive five-year/ 200,000-kilo­me­tre ex­tended fac­tory war­ranty.

The work-ready Lim­ited Edi­tion Daily fea­tures an ex­ten­sive list of safety equip­ment in­clud­ing driver, pas­sen­ger and dual cur­tain airbags, and front and rear disc brakes with ABS.

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