The first right-hand drive examples of new Eurocargo will start arriving into the UK and Ireland within weeks, following the international launch of Iveco’s latest generation medium truck on 17 September 2015, in Italy.
Right-hand drive production has already begun at Iveco’s Brescia plant, with new Eurocargo to be offered in both markets from 7.5 to 18 tonnes, accounting for nearly 11,000 possible model configurations.
Such an extensive model line-up means new Eurocargo maintains its unrivalled versatility, with a choice of day cab, crew cab, sleeper cab and high-roof sleeper cab models, seven power ratings from 160hp to 320hp, 11 transmission options including four automated, five manual and two automatic, 15 wheelbases from 2,790mm to 6,570mm, a choice of 4×2 or 4×4, plus an extensive range of final axle ratios.
In addition to the mainstream rigids, new Eurocargo will be available as a specialist conversion for road sweeper applications, plus the company is reintroducing a full line-up of urban artic models. These will cater for gross carriage weights (GCW) from 18 tonnes to 35 tonnes – making it Iveco’s most extensive urban artic range ever.
Another specialist conversion being offered will see the maximum gross vehicle weight (GVW) increased to 22 tonnes on select models. Iveco can achieve this by adding a single wheel lifting axle with servo-assisted hydraulic steering, making it particularly suited for distribution applications, yet without any impact upon vehicle manoeuvrability.
All 4×2 models will continue to be built for the UK and Irish markets with a ZF automated EuroTronic gearbox as standard – a feature first introduced onto Eurocargo in September 2008. Manual gearboxes, which are still common on the continent, and fully automated Allison transmissions, continue to be available as options.
Models with a dual passenger bench seat will also benefit from head rests as standard in the UK and Ireland, with other key features following the central European vehicle specification.
Purpose-designed as ‘the truck the city likes’, new Eurocargo blends a striking new design, interiors, technology and improved visibility, to deliver maximum safety, efficiency and sustainability.
Demonstrators will be available from dealers nationwide during October.