The Iveco Daily awarded In­ter­na­tional Minibus of the Year 2017

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

The Iveco Daily has just won the ti­tle of In­ter­na­tional Minibus of the Year 2017 by the Bus, Coach and Minibus of the Year in­ter­na­tional jury, which is made up of se­nior jour­nal­ists rep­re­sent­ing 18 ma­jor road trans­port mag­a­zines from Europe.

Over the past two years, the Iveco Daily has won a num­ber of very pres­ti­gious awards such as the In­ter­na­tional Van of the Year 2015, the Best 3.5 – 7.5 tonne van, in Ger­many, the Top Van 2016, Best Im­ported Van 2016, Euro­pean In­no­va­tion Award 2016, Best KEP Trans­porter 2015, In­no­va­tion Award for KEP Trans­porter 2015, 2016 Best Com­mer­cial Ve­hi­cle, Large Van of the Year at the 2017 What Van? awards in the UK, Light In­dus­trial Ve­hi­cle of the Year at the Span­ish Na­tional Trans­port Awards 2017, Best Light Truck at Fleet World Hon­ours 2017 in the UK and Sus­tain­able Truck of the Year 2017 Van cat­e­gory by Daily Elec­tric.

The In­ter­na­tional Minibus of the Year 2017 award was an­nounced at the open­ing of the FIAA 2017 In­ter­na­tional Bus and Coach Trade Fair held in Madrid, Spain.

Tom Ter­je­sen, pres­i­dent of the Bus & Coach of the Year jury, summed up the jury vote: "The Iveco Daily com­bines high qual­ity body­work, to­gether with a pre­mium com­fort for the pas­sen­ger. The driv­e­line with a strong Euro 6 diesel engine and the best gear­box ever made in this class makes the trip an ex­pe­ri­ence to re- mem­ber. The high ca­pac­ity of lug­gage and a great idea with a flap in­side the lug­gage com­part­ment give even more space if needed. The fact that this is a com­plete fac­tory-built minibus makes the main­te­nance and ser­vice more ef­fi­cient wher­ever you are on the road in Europe.”

The Daily is the first In­ter­na­tional Minibus of the Year ever since the award was cre­ated this year by the jury of the pres­ti­gious Euro­pean In­ter­na­tional Bus & Coach of the Year Awards to recog­nise minibuses and midibuses de­signed for pro­fes­sional pas­sen­ger trans­port.

The jury of jour­nal­ists rep­re­sent­ing 18 lead­ing spe­cialised mag­a­zines from across Europe judged the Daily to have per­formed very well dur­ing the test in- volv­ing also six other com­peti­tors, where they were eval­u­ated in real road con­di­tions with up­hill and down­hill sec­tions, mo­tor­ways, nar­row roads and a va­ri­ety of sit­u­a­tions.

The Daily stood out from the com­pe­ti­tion first of all for the high level of cus­tomiza­tion it al­lows, both in terms of spec­i­fi­ca­tions and on board. The pas­sen­ger seats are fixed on rails to en­sure max­i­mum ver­sa­til­ity. With this set up the Daily minibus can seat up to 19 pas­sen­gers, pro­vid­ing an ex­clu­sive travel ex­pe­ri­ence with lux­u­ri­ous com­fort and a stylish en­vi­ron­ment.

It also features best-in-class lug­gage com­part­ments with a ca­pac­ity of up to 2.5m3. The com­pre­hen­sive and ad­vanced safety features and com­pli­ance with R66 reg­u­la­tions pro­vide peace of mind to pas­sen­gers and driver alike. The Daily of­fers ab­so­lute driv­ing plea­sure and com­fort with the class ex­clu­sive Hi-Matic eight­speed au­to­matic gear­box and the Telma Re­tarder. In ad­di­tion, the tough, re­li­able, pow­er­ful and ef­fi­cient 3-litre engine and high-strength truck de­rived chas­sis en­sure long life per­for­mance for the minibus.

The ex­ten­sive range of Daily Minibus models of­fer a so­lu­tion for a wide va­ri­ety of pas­sen­ger trans­port mis­sions: tourist to travel in com­fort and style, in­ter­city with a cat­e­gory-lead­ing pas­sen­ger ca­pac­ity and school buses specif­i­cally de­signed for stu­dent trans­port.

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