The celebration of Iveco’s 40th anniversary this year is marked by the launch of the new Eurocargo, a medium-range truck designed by the Italian manufacturer for city operations. On 17 September 2015, Iveco launched the latest generation of its medium truck in Brescia, Italy, demonstrating with a JC Payne box body.
Iveco has for the past 2 years offered ready bodied Eurocargos with either a box or curtainsider body from JC Payne, offering options for a column or tuckaway tail lift as well as airkits or differing curtain colours. The new Eurocargo will be offered in a “super-eco” 210 hp version of the 6-litre Tector engine, running on compressed natural gas. Thanks to the redesign of ignition coils, blow-by valve, pistons and rings Iveco has obtained significant benefits in efficiency, emissions and maintenance.
Just two years after the launch of the Euro VI version, Iveco has made further improvements to the vehicle which it states is “even more stylish, eco-sustainable, safer, more comfortable, more efficient and more manoeuvrable”. Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President, said: “Our new Eurocargo is the truck that the city likes. A vehicle that has something to be appreciated by everyone: cities like it because it is sustainable, owners like it because it is efficient and has a low total cost of ownership, drivers like it because it’s a true “office on wheels”- comfortable and multi-functional, easy to handle and ergonomic to work in”.
Safety is also at the heart of Eurocargo’s renewal: in addition to the steering wheel airbag and steering wheel controls, the new Eurocargo is available with all the key driving assistance systems, such as the Lane Departure Warning System, Advanced Emergency Braking System and Adaptive Cruise Control. To improve safety and visibility when driving, LED Daytime Running Lights have also been adopted as standard. Xenon headlights can be specified as an option.
Together with the heavy duty Stralis and light duty Daily, the new Eurocargo completes the evolution of the Iveco range. It is produced at the Silver World Class Manufacturing (WCM) facility in Brescia, Italy.
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