Cleanin’ up

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AR­GUABLY THE big­gest rev­e­la­tion from Iveco was the sur­pris­ingly brief men­tion of plans to later this year start build­ing some Stralis mod­els at Iveco’s Dan­de­nong (Vic) plant. Strangely, that’s as much as Iveco had to say on the fac­tory’s on­go­ing vi­a­bil­ity.

There was, how­ever, cer­tainly no lack of di­ver­sity on the stand, from the flag­ship Stralis cab-over to the ever­green ACCO and of course, the ar­rival of In­ter­na­tional ProStar as part of the Iveco sta­ble.

Down the weight scale, there were new Euro 6 ver­sions of its medium-duty Euro­Cargo 4x2 and a high-vol­ume Daily van mak­ing their first pub­lic ap­pear­ance.

The van is par­tic­u­larly in­ter­est­ing, not least be­cause it comes with a gross ve­hi­cle mass (GVM) rat­ing of seven tonnes on a long 4100mm wheel­base, and is avail­able with load vol­umes rang­ing from 16 to 18 and a cav­ernous 19.6 cu­bic me­tres. With such ex­pan­sive cre­den­tials, Iveco is in no doubt the van pro­vides a vi­able al­ter­na­tive to pan­tech­bod­ied light trucks.

On the restyled Euro 6 ver­sion of Euro­Cargo, it’s a truck that comes with GVM rat­ings from 12 to 18 tonnes and cabs in slim­line, low and hi-roof sleeper, and crew cab forms. Un­der­neath is Iveco’s re­spon­sive ‘Tec­tor 7’ en­gine rang­ing from 185kW (250hp) to 206kW (280hp) cou­pled to the choice of a 9-speed ZF man­ual or a 5-speed Allison au­to­matic.

As Iveco likes to point out, the Tec­tor achieves Euro 6 com­pli­ance with­out EGR in­put, re­ly­ing on what it calls Hi-SCR and a sin­gle diesel par­tic­u­late fil­ter. EGR seems to be in­creas­ingly on the nose with sup­pli­ers and cus­tomers alike.

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