Iveco has revealed preliminary details of its latest generation Daily 4×4 cab chassis model, ahead of the proposed official Australian launch in the second quarter next year.
accordant to Iveco the new Daily 4×4 will retain the current model’s capabilities in terms of being a favoured platform for motorhomes, mining, exploration, forestry, emergency service work and similar applications that require wha tit describes as extreme off-road ability,
Iveco says the new model will be available in single and dual cab variants with 7t GVM and three wheelbase options, while it will introduce independent front suspension to improve ride dynamics. However the new Daily 4×4’s rear suspension retains parabolic three-leaf, which the company says ensures that the Daily will continue to offer ‘generous load carrying abilities’.
Iveco has revealed that the new model will also its impressive 8-speed full automatic transmission, saying that this will help provide a ‘more relaxed driving experience, in demanding off-road conditions the automatic allowing the operator to keep both hands on the wheel and better focus on negotiating obstacles without having to worry about changing gears’.
The new Daily 4×4’s automatic will provides superfast gear changes and offers seamless integration with the truck’s Euro 6, 3.0 litre turbodiesel engine, aaccording to the company, resulting in a flat torque band and efficient use of its 132kW (180hp) and 430Nm.
As well as the new 8-speed auto the Daily 4×4 will also be available with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Iveco says that the concessions to comfort and driveability won’t mean that the new Daily 4×4 has gone soft. The new models feature centre, front and rear differential locks as standard, providing high levels of traction off-road.
The transfer box will also offer a PTO option, allowing power delivery to a range of ancillary equipment, from tipping bodies, to pumps and drills, while an expansion module with CAN open interface allows further customisation of bodies and accessories according to the company.
The new model will have ventilated disc brakes all round with ABS and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, which is a part of Iveco’s ‘ESP9’ program which offers a range of active safety equipment including Electronic Stability Program, Anti Slip Regulator, Hill Hold Control and others. The overall safety package will also include driver and passenger SRS Airbags.
The company says the new Daily 4×4 will also feature a raft of interior cabin changes have also been introduced to the new models to further improve ergonomics and connectivity.
Iveco says that full technical details of the new Daily 4×4 will be supplied closer to its official launch date.