The new IVECO Daily Blue Power range has been crowned International Van of the Year 2018 at Solutrans, the international trade show for the road transport industry held in Lyon, France.
IVECO’s new light segment van and chassis cab range fought off strong competition to take the win, just three years after Daily won the 2015 title.
The prestigious award is recognition of the brand’s focus on using technology to improve sustainability, with judges agreeing the Daily Blue Power “puts together the main and viable solutions to reduce the environmental impact of light commercial vehicles (LCVs) in urban and suburban operations”.
They highlighted the fact that with this range “IVECO has the sustainable vehicles the market is asking for” and that the range’s “electric, natural gas and SCR options are all proven technologies developed by IVECO”. The jury was particularly impressed by the technical innovation of IVECO’s new range and for “presenting the new Real Driving Emission (RDE) diesel engine now – three years ahead of the EU’s RDE regulation which will be mandatory for vans – far ahead of any competitor.”
Jarlath Sweeney, International Van of the Year Chairman, summed up the jury vote: “Congratulations to IVECO on the impressive development achievements with the Daily Blue Power. IVECO has always been on the forefront of sustainability in the LCV segment. The new Daily Blue Power range confirms this position.”
Receiving the award, Pierre Lahutte, IVECO Brand President, commented: “In the year of its 40th anniversary, the Daily has been named ‘International Van of the Year’ for the third time. Beyond the acclaimed and successful product, this award recognises the tremendous efforts made by IVECO to decisively contribute to the battle for clean air in our cities and CO2 emission reductions.
“Daily Blue Power in its electric, natural gas and most advanced diesel versions, is the first and only vehicle to offer three choices that anticipate regulations increasingly impacting access to urban centres. This secures our customers’ investment and gives them the competitive advantage they need to develop their sustainable businesses.”