Review: 2015 Iveco Eurocargo Prime Mover Truck
Prime Movers are definitely one of the most intimidating commercial trucks you’ll see today, or at least in the near future. They’re one of the most fascinating to operate as well, weighing thousands of tons and expanding up to several dozens of feet with their huge containers and combinations. We haven’t even mentioned the enormous lifting capacity that it has, which on its own is just as impressive. In any case, the subject of our review today possesses a great amount of potential (and a great resume, too) that could set the bar way up there for this year’s prime movers. I’m talking about the 2016 International Truck of The Year awardee, the Iveco Eurocargo Truck.
2015 Iveco Eurocargo: Key Features
One of the flagship features (and rightfully so) of the Eurocargo is the innovative Iveco Hi-SCR that is designed to minimise costs. Among its peers, the new Eurocargo truck is the only Euro 6 in its category to adopt a single after-treatment device for exhaust gases: the HI-SCR system with passive DPF (exclusive to IVECO). An innovative solution which reduces consumption, overheating, and as well as technical stoppages.
The brand new Iveco Eurocargo is available with two four-cylinder 160 and 190 horsepower engines that are specially devised for high truck performance in city work. The torque and power output has also been optimised to mesh with the typical operating conditions of urban missions. And finally, Iveco’s HI-SCR eliminates regeneration downtimes much efficient and more effectively than any other competitor vehicles equipped with the EGR+SCR solution.
The new prime mover masterpiece from Iveco has three different cab types that could be customized to meet the requirements of the operator’s job and business. It’s smart and highly durable build allows the truck to seamlessly and effectively take on different tasks such as deliveries, construction, and refrigerated transport, and all sorts of urban services. Furthermore, the Eurocargo is available in a whopping 11,000 factory versions, resulting from the combinations of its product variants.
Besides the company’s traditional robust build that goes way back its early years, the award-winning prime mover is now also equipped with a steering wheel airbag and an improved Active Safety, due to new electronic devices installed (as standard) as part of the driver assistance system. In addition to the Electronic Vehicle Stability Control (EVSC) for stabilized and safe handling, the Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) avoid accidents caused in case the driver gets distracted.
Now one of the things that I personally like about the Eurocargo’s, which I’ve first seen in the Thomas Brothers Trucks’ listing, is the ergonomic design patter that was applied inside the cab, where the controls are conveniently recognizable and accessible for more efficient and hassle-free operation. In addition, Iveco is even billing the truck’s cabin as an office in motion (and it’s certainly justifiable) due to the truck’s innovative operating space that features side storage pockets, USB connectors, reading light, and more.
2015 Iveco Eurocargo: Price
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2015 Iveco Eurocargo: The Verdict
The award-winning Eurocargo prime mover really impressed during our tests and solidified itself as one the best trucks that were released during the last 12 months. The truck’s advanced features and design make a great deal not just for today, but even in the future. The innovative Hi-SCR, which is highly praised by award’s jurors also presents itself as a very encouraging component for the Eurocargo and Iveco’s wide range of future trucks. Summing up, it’s great to see a vehicle that puts so many upsides on the table, with very minimal drawbacks. Like I mentioned, I see the Iveco Eurocargo Truck as great investment because of its advanced technology and highly durable build that should keep it on the market’s upper echelon in the foreseeable future.