Review: 2015 Iveco Daily Van Series
2015 Iveco Daily: The Introduction
The term light commercial vehicle is a term mostly used by Europeans, Kiwis, and Aussies, since their countries are where commercial vans are more frequently used. Elsewhere, people may refer to these vans as light goods vehicle (LGV), which is generally used to describe a commercial carrier which has a gross weight that’s not exceeding 3.5 tonnes. In our scheduled review for today, we’ll be discussing the pros and cons of one the most popular LGV lines in the market; the sixth generation and brand new 2015 Iveco Daily series.
2015 Iveco Daily: Key Features
Light and powerful
The new IVECO Daily van series promises to be a strong workhorse by nature and incredibly light on the run. The sixth generation of the famed Daily van series has also been redesigned for increased load capacities, making it one of the versatile and reliable light commercial van in the market.
The 2015 Daily van by Iveco is the proud winner of this year’s most reputable prise in the light commercial vehicle industry, the versatile van will now be forever known as “2015’s International Van of the Year.” In what the award-giving body describe as its most competitive year in the commercial carrier’s category, the Iveco Daily bagged the recognition by being the number one choice of the 23-persona panel of the IVOTY jury.
IVECO’s latest installment on the Daily series have a new design architecture which features longer wheelbases and shorter overhangs in order to boost the van’s mobility and balance. In addition, the daily vans have also been equipped with the new Quad-leaf front suspension system, which aims to improve the vehicle’s stability, comfort, and dynamic response.
Comfort and stability
In the new Daily series, the manufacturer’s newly integrated suspensions systems, extended wheelbases, and remodeled dashboard and other components, brought the same driving position and feel that are found in a good passenger car. The smart inclusion of info-telematic equipment, which intriduces an audio system and a navigator with special routes for commercial vehicles, also boosted the Daily’s exciting new features and design elements.
Customisable with additional options
The new Daily has three configurations that can be customised and completed to match the owner’s preference or commercial needs. Some of the packages are daily plus, daily top, special van, towing, winter, and eco. Aside from that, the optional fittings are also categorised nicely to make it easier for the user to get their priorities included in the customised set-up that they desire.
The Daily is packed with a Hi-Matic auto transmission that is devised to ensure that the van’s performance and productivity is maximised, while maintaining a low operational cost. The electronic controls also lets you access two operating modes which are made for specific demands of the tasks at hand: Power (mode), for high speed gear shifting to reach a more accurate gear engagement and sporty maneuvering style; and ECO, which is for a smoother and low-speed shifting to maintain comfort and keep fuel consumption low.
2015 Iveco Daily: Price
2015 Iveco Daily: Videos
2015 Iveco Daily: The Verdict
Like what Jarlath Sweeney, the IVOTY chairman said during the awarding of the prestigious 2015 International Van of the Year, IVECO did an awesome job in designing and manufacturing the new Daily range that includes panel vans and chassis cabs. With the Daily series GVM’s spanning from 3800-7000 kg and wheelbases from 3520-4750 mm, it’s also looking like one of the most flexible series in the market. It’s also wroth noting that the IVECO Daily is backed by a handy three-year/200,000km factory warranty with roadside assistance. Overall, the 2015 Iveco Daily series is no slouch and the 2015 IVOTY is surely well deserved for this commercial van. Now armed with an 8-speed auto and array of improvements and new components, the Daily is surely going to make a splash in the market this year and moving forward.