Iveco Daily (2014–)

Last updated 5 June 2017

Robust van with huge carrying capacity, excellent range of diesel engines.
Ride and handling could be better, interior lacks the quality and refinement of other vans in this market.
Updated 6 June 2014
New Iveco Daily launched

The third generation of the Iveco Daily arrived on the European market. Around 80 per cent of components have been redesigned and the Daily has preserved its classic ladder frame chassis structure...

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Iveco has built itself a no-nonsense reputation for building heavy duty commercial vehicles. As a result the Daily van benefits from all of the Italian manufacturer's truck building know-how to offer class leading carrying capacity and performance.

Like Iveco's trucks, the Daily is built on a ladder-frame chassis, which means it is hugely customisable, with 8000 different factory versions available, spanning everything from standard panel vans and tippers to minibuses and flatbeds. The Daily also boasts the largest load volume and weight for any van in its class with 19.6 cubic meters and 7.0 tonnes available. No other van comes close to matching the Daily for carrying capacity.   

The Daily van isn’t just about catering for titanic loads though, smaller operators are catered for with the entry-level 3.5-tonne model, with a more modest 7.3 cubic meters of load volume. The Daily is available in three load heights and five lengths, however, all models are practical and will easily take a standard Europallet through either the rear or side doors.

Power comes from two Fiat-sourced diesel engines - 2.3-litre and 3.0-litre - which are shared with the front-wheel drive Ducato. Outputs vary from 106PS to 205PS, with the latter offering a huge 470Nm of torque. Unlike the Ducato, all Daily models are rear-wheel drive only, with power fed through a six-speed manual or an optional eight-speed automatic gearbox. 

On the road the Daily excels with strong performance and outstanding carrying capacity. Both the 2.3 and 3.0 diesel engines are excellent for moving heavy loads, with plenty of low-gear torque. The Daily is also agile at low speeds, with an impressive 10.5 metre turning circle.

While the diesel engines excel with excellent torque and performance, they do lag behind the competition on economy, with only single-wheel variants of the 2.3-litre engine returning a claimed 40mpg, while the rest of the range sits in the mid to low-30s. The interior of the Daily also fails to match the intelligent and car-focused designs of other vans in this class, with an abundance of drab and cheap plastics.

The third-generation Daily is a big upgrade over its predecessor, with big improvements in economy, refinement and comfort. As a result it will appeal to operators who want a no-nonsense van that is built to lug huge loads. However, despite its workman-like qualities, the Daily falls short on refinement and comfort, which means it is still second best to the likes of the Ford Transit and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.


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