Iveco Daily (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 , which has long been a key part of its DNA and ensures its sturdiness, versatility and durability over time, including maximum bodybuilding flexibility for chassis cab versions.
The capacity of the van has been enhanced by revising the ratio between wheelbase, total length and the carrying length: this led to the creation of the new 18 and 20 m3 models (offering the best loadspace in their category) and the 10.8 m3 version (the best in its category for load efficiency, an indicator that measures the ratio between the length of the load compartment and the total length of the vehicle).
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.
Daily gets mid-life updates
Daily is the first 7.2-tonne vehicle to offer the Queue Assist and City Brake PRO functionalities.
The Advanced Emergency Braking System and City Brake PRO prevents collisions at speeds below 31mph and mitigates the impact at higher speeds. It autonomously detects the potential for a collision ahead and brakes accordingly if the driver doesn’t intervene, ensuring their safety.
Adaptive Cruise Control, in combination with the Queue Assist, maintains the set speed and safety distance from the vehicle ahead, while ProActive Lane Keeping Assist prevents the car from involuntarily drifting out of the lane with an active steering support. In case of lateral wind gusts, Crosswind Assist helps the driver to maintain the vehicle’s stability in the lane.
Daily reduces fatigue and improves productivity with the electric parking brake, which automatically engages when the vehicle is parked and disengages when the driver is ready to drive away. In urban multi-stop missions such as parcel delivery, this feature lessens arm discomfort from repetitive movements. This feature has the added advantage of resulting in more free space for the driver to move across the cab comfortably, as hand brake lever has been eliminated.
The optional LED lights have a much sharper beam that carries further, improving visibility and obstacle perception by 15 per cent, further enhancing safety in low-light conditions.
City Mode increases the power steering assistance, reducing the effort to turn the wheel by up to 70 per cent, making it easy to manoeuvre in city streets.
The Daily also helps the driver in challenging driving conditions with features such as Hill Descent Control, which helps them drive downhill slowly and safely on long, steep slopes, and Traction Plus, which keeps a firm grip on slippery surfaces, such as sand, mud or snow. The Daily is the first vehicle in its class to offer these two features on rear wheel drive models.
The entire steering system has been redesigned, so that the driver can make both axial and angular adjustments to the steering wheel and set up the perfect driving position. The smaller, leather multifunctional steering wheel puts a wide range of controls at their fingertips and leaves more leg room, adding to the overall comfort.
The Daily also features a new Electric Power Steering, which is very precise and reactive to the driver’s inputs, damps vibration, and compensates for drift and wheel unbalances, providing a smooth driving experience and a feeling of stability and control.