When people say that we don’t make vehicles in Australia any more, we make a point of setting them straight, because apart from the local truck makers, there is still a very strong manufacturing sector in RV vehicles, and with Covid this sector has absolutely boomed.
Iveco has pushed its truncated bonnet around city streets for years and continues to polish its Daily van models with sensible size, price and load-carry ability.
There is a lot of untapped potential in the Iveco product, which new Iveco Managing Director, Michael May, can begin to work on exploiting. He says the company’s inventive and entrepreneurial philosophies were an attractive proposition for Michael to get involved.
The IVECO minibus range has been boosted with the inclusion of a 22-seater to do battle with a couple of established brands. We got one for an extended drive around Melbourne
Michael May was appointed to the role of Managing Director of IVECO Australia in early 2020 and has steered the local manufacturer through a year of unprecedented challenges.
WITH A WEALTH OF UPDATES AND IMPROVEMENTS, IVECO’S ‘GENERATION X’ – THE NEW STRALIS X-WAY – REPRESENTS A COMPREHENSIVE UPGRADE OVER ITS PREDECESSOR IN TERMS OF DRIVER SAFETY, COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE. DIESEL’S PAUL MATTHEI LOOKS AT HOW THESE SYSTEMS CAN IMPROVE DRIVER BEHAVIOUR WHILE DRIVING AN EXAMPLE FROM MELBOURNE TO SYDNEY HITCHED TO A SEMI-TRAILER AND GROSSING 40.5 TONNES.
FOR SHEER OFF-ROAD ABILITY AND ROAD PRESENCE, IT'S HARD TO GO PAST IVECO'S RECENTLY UPDATED DAILY 4X4…
THIS BARE-BONES BUT FIT-FOR-PURPOSE IVECO DAILY PANTECH IS WELL-EQUIPPED FOR BUSINESS-SAVVY FLEETS…