The new Iveco Eurocargo has been judged ‘International Truck of the Year 2016’, by a panel of 25 senior commercial vehicle journalists from across Europe. The prestigious award – the fourth won by Iveco in the last four years – demonstrates Iveco’s commitment to technology, its focus on low total cost of ownership (TCO) and sustainable transport.
Iveco’s new medium duty truck fought off strong competition to win the award. According to the judging panel the model has made: “the greatest contribution to road transport efficiency based on criteria that included technical innovation, comfort, safety, driveability, fuel economy, environmental footprint and TCO.”
This fourth award comes on the back of the ‘International Truck of the Year 2013’ title won by the Stralis, the Daily’s ‘International Van of the Year 2015’ victory and the ‘International Coach of the Year 2016’ awarded to the Magelys bus.
International Truck of the Year Chairman, Gianenrico Griffini, summed up the jury vote: “Iveco has delivered a new medium duty truck that, once again, raises the bar in a highly-competitive segment in which Eurocargo has set the market benchmark in the last 25 years,” he said.
In accepting the award, Iveco Brand President, Pierre Lahutte, said the award was acknowledgement of Iveco’s heavy focus on delivering market-leading products.
“We are very proud of this recognition for our new Eurocargo. It is the latest generation of a vehicle that, with half a million sales worldwide, has been holding the leadership in the European medium segment for years,” Mr Lahutte said.
“In the last four years we have won this award in all categories, this is an absolute record. We are the only truck and bus manufacturer that has in production four ‘vehicles of the year’, it’s strong recognition of the investment the group has made in our product range renewal as well as the leadership of our technology such as our Euro VI HI-SCR.”
The new Eurocargo is the only Euro VI medium range vehicle to meet emissions standards with a single anti-emission system, the Hi-SCR system with passive Diesel Particulate Filter.
This unique solution does not change the combustion process because it works with a fresh air intake instead of exhaust gas recirculation. The Iveco Tector 5 and Tector 7 engines are optimised to suit typical operating conditions of urban missions, while the new turbocharger enables the vehicle to respond dynamically on acceleration and start up, resulting in up to 8% fuel savings.
Building on Iveco’s leadership in natural gas, the new Eurocargo is also available in a ‘super-eco’ version that runs on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), offering lower environmental impact and economic advantages compared to diesel versions.
Already compliant to Euro VI step C emissions standards (in Europe, required from 31.12.2016), this vehicle has access to restricted areas in city centres, providing a further advantage in multi-drop missions. In addition, natural gas Eurocargo vehicles are extremely quiet, which makes them perfect for night-time urban work.
The Eurocargo is the ideal metropolitan and urban delivery truck: environmentally friendly, quiet, fuel efficient, manoeuvrable and comfortable – an ‘office on wheels’ – all this, together with the low TCO, makes it a great partner in sustainable transport.
Australian customers can look forward to the new Eurocargo arriving on local shores later in 2016.
Iveco Australia manufactures and imports commercial vehicles spanning the light, medium and heavy duty truck segments and, under the Iveco Bus brand, buses and coaches. The commercial vehicle range includes on and off-road models beginning with car licence vans, through to road train prime movers rated at up to 140 tonnes GCM. The Acco and Powerstar vehicles, developed and produced specifically for the Australian market, complement Iveco’s worldwide best sellers such as the Daily, Eurocargo, Trakker and Stralis. Iveco vehicles are ably supported by a dedicated network of 50 dealerships and service outlets strategically located nationwide, offering aftersales services that include extended warranties, roadside assistance and programmed maintenance contracts.
Iveco’s Australian manufacturing base in Dandenong Victoria, represents a major investment in the local truck and bus industry. Iveco directly employs around 600 people nationwide and thousands more Australians in related industries, from retailing operations to component suppliers.
Iveco is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). Iveco designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications such as off-road missions.
Iveco employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in seven countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an Iveco vehicle is at work.
Iveco employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 7 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an Iveco vehicle is at work.
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For further information about CNH Industrial: www.cnhindustrial.com
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