IVECO’s latest HGVs and LCVs take centre stage

IVECO displayed its environmentally conscious natural gas (AS440S46TP CNG) and all new 490hp and 530hp diesel S-WAY at the industry’s newest commercial vehicle show, the Road Transport Expo which was held at NAEC Stoneleigh in Warwickshire.

Also there was its latest X-WAY which raises the stakes tackling off-road missions and derivatives of its Daily van and chassis cab range.

It was a great opportunity for operators to get up close and personal to the new 490hp (AS440S49TX/P) and 530hp (AS440S530TX/P) diesel IVECO S-WAYs for the first time and get behind the wheel of the diesel 490hp and 460hp natural gas IVECO S-WAYs in the test drive zone.

The Cursor 13 range has been extended with two new power ratings – 490 hp and 530 hp. The efficiency of the engines has been improved through increased compression ratios and a new combustion management strategy. The new engine line-up is type-approved for 100% second-generation biodiesel, such as HVO.

The 13-litre engines have been coupled with new, high-efficiency single-reduction rear axles, and longer rear axle ratios down to 2.31:1 available with standard profile tyres. This enables substantial down-speeding, resulting in greater efficiency when cruising on long-distance routes. These features make the new Cursor 13 490 hp diesel a true TCO champion and the perfect vehicle for long haulage.

Additional features contribute to the IVECO S-WAY’s fuel efficiency. They include the new Eco Mode for the automatic air conditioning system, which eliminates unnecessary energy absorption, and the new A-pillar aerodynamic covers that further improves air flow around the cab.

High business productivity with a true high fuel-efficiency and TCO performer the IVECO S-WAY is the ideal vehicle for long-haul missions and the perfect business solution for fleet owners. It raises the bar on performance and contributes to an overall reduction in fuel consumption of up to 3%.

Both IVECO S-WAYs provide excellent driver comfort, plentiful storage, and leading technology including IVECO Driver Pal, a digital driver companion in partnership with Amazon Web Services. This voice-activated assistant enables the driver to check vehicle health and request assistance when required. It can also help set the navigation enabling the driver to keep their focus on the over-the-air updates keeps software current without the need to visit a workshop.

The new IVECO X-WAY (AS360X51Z) marks the perfect crossing between the on-road comfort, connectivity and driveability of the new IVECO S-WAY and the strength and toughness required for those tasks off the beaten track.

The show also spotlighted the versatility of the Daily, with multiple variants on display to illustrate that there is a van and or chassis cab for every mission. In addition to the familiar 3.5-tonne van, the line-up featured the versatile 22-seat Minibus which is ideal for navigating urban environment thanks to its impressive manoeuvrability and the hardworking Tipper which features a new six-speed manual transmission with best-in-class precision engagement.

The Daily has received a raft of updates for 2022 with more efficient engines and a new ‘HI-ADAPTIVE’ memory foam seating which helps reduce driver fatigue. Air Pro Suspension is also now an option which offers excellent ride comfort for both driver and cargo via its self-adapting balance system. New Daily features IVECO Driver Pal, the pioneering vocal and digital driver companion that enables the driver to bring their digital life on board, interact with their vehicle and the driving community, and access IVECO’s connected services through voice commands via Amazon Alexa.