IVECO’S new Daily E6 Van and Cab Chassis range introduces the most significant enhancements to the model line-up in five years, led by the adoption of new Euro 6-rated engines, additional active safety equipment and increased cabin appointments.
The new van range comprises 35S, 50C and 70C variants, and is available in single and dual wheel options with volume capacities of 7.3m³, 9m³, 12m³, 16m³, 18m³ and a market-leading 19.6m³, making it ideal for cumbersome, volumetric loads. There are also four GVM options to select from, starting at a passenger car-licence 3,800kg and 4,495kg, through to a light truck licence 5,200kg and market-leading 7,000kg, providing generous payload capacity.
Across the cab chassis range, the new Daily E6 covers 50C and 70C models and includes Dual Cab variants. Cab Chassis GVM options start at 4,495kg and extend to 5,200kg, 7,000kg and 7,200kg. There are also multiple wheelbase choices, allowing owners to fit a wide selection of body types.
Cab Chassis models are also available with Power Take-Off (PTO) and expansion module options (expansion module also available in van), which allows body-builders to equip these models with more sophisticated bodies if required.
Depending on the application, owners can also specify an optional rear differential lock and Electronically-Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) across both van and cab chassis variants.
Braked towing capacity range-wide is 3,500kg (aside from 35S van which is limited to 3,200kg), providing added flexibility for owners who need to tow a trailer.
Cleaner, more powerful engines
Already boasting a range of powerful yet-fuel efficient engines, IVECO has taken these power-plants to the next level by meeting stringent Euro 6 emission requirements while also increasing power and fuel efficiency (up to 10 per cent reduction in fuel use) compared to the previous generation engines.
On offer are three engines beginning with a 2.3 litre, direct injection and intercooled diesel with electronically-controlled Variable Geometry Turbine (e-VGT), which produces 100 kW (136hp) and 350 Nm (only available in 35S van).
Also available range-wide is a 3.0 litre, direct injection engine with Variable Geometry Turbine (VGT) that outputs 132kW (180hp) and 430 Nm. For those requiring even greater power, a range-topping direct injection 3.0 litre variant with electronically-controlled Variable Geometry Turbine (e-VGT), can also be selected across all van and cab chassis models – this engine develops a market-leading 155kW (210hp) and 470Nm.
To meet the stringent Euro 6 measure, Daily E6 employs SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology that uses urea solutions such as AdBlue – it’s a system that’s been widely used in medium and heavy duty trucks for many years.
AdBlue is injected into the hot exhaust stream and reacts with the harmful NOx (Nitrogen Oxides) to form harmless nitrogen and water vapour and keep emissions in check. Daily E6 is equipped with a 20 litre (nominal) AdBlue tank capacity and it’s estimated that the vehicle will consume three litres of AdBlue per 100 litres of diesel fuel depending on conditions, meaning the operator will only need to refill the AdBlue tank every seven or so tanks of diesel.
Matched to the engines is a choice of either a conventional 6-speed synchromesh overdrive manual, for drivers who prefer to shift themselves, or the market-leading, Hi-Matic 8-Speed full automatic.
Thanks to its eight speeds, the Hi-Matic allows the engine to constantly operate at its optimal speed and efficiency – it also provides the flexibility to be used as a sequential transmission allowing the driver to select the gears manually via the ‘plus’ and ‘minus’ positions, providing additional control should the road conditions or payload require it.
A further benefit of the Hi-Matic is its ‘Eco’ and ‘Power’ mode functions. When ‘Eco’ is selected, the transmission changes gears at lower rpm to reduce fuel consumption, the engines peak torque is reduced and the power curve is softened, while ‘Power’ mode holds the vehicle in each gear for longer and gives access to maximum torque and power, for even crisper acceleration if required.
With the previous Daily range already boasting considerable safety equipment including front and rear disc brakes with ABS, Electronic Stability Program, four airbags and the availability of Lane Departure Warning, E6 models take the offering to another level.
The latest release adds to the safety equation by offering Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Crosswind Assist and an enhanced ‘ESP9’ (suite of stability control technologies) as standard. ‘ESP9’ includes Anti-Lock Brakes, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, Anti-Slip Regulator, Drag Torque Control, Hill Hold Control, Enhanced Under-Steering Control, Adaptive Load Control, Trailer Sway Mitigation, Hydraulic Rear-wheel Boost, Hydraulic Fading Compensation, Roll Movement Intervention and Roll Over Mitigation.
Other active safety features including Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), full LED headlamps , Hill Decent Control, City Brake, Queue Assist and Traction Plus which are available as either stand-alone options or as part of ‘Pack’ option upgrades.
Raising the comfort stakes
In addition to the standard equipment you’d expect in a Daily including electric windows, heated and electrically adjustable mirrors, keyless entry/central locking, engine immobiliser and air-conditioning, Daily E6 introduces a number of impressive upgrades.
There’s a new, high-resolution colour TFT instrument cluster that’s easier to read and features seven dedicated screen menus providing over 100 points of information. Also contributing to the premium cabin feel is an optional new ‘Hi-Connect’ multimedia and navigation system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus GPS by Tom Tom and Bluetooth.
Many of the system’s functions can be accessed via controls mounted on the newly-designed soft-touch steering wheel, which is slightly smaller and has a new, asymmetric shape for improved ergonomics.
For added practicality, Daily E6 adopts a dash-mounted electronic parking brake switch, providing extra space and easier movement around the cabin. The new park brake also engages automatically at key-off and disengages once the driver’s seat belt is on, the key is on and ‘drive’ selected (neutral for manual models).
The introduction of an optional new ‘run lock’ function also allows the operator to exit the vehicle with the key to make drop-offs while the engine is still running. This is a particularly useful function for applications such as refrigerated transport, as the cooler stays operational.
Also aiding convenience is the optional cordless inductive charging for mobile phones and other devices, while innovative storage solutions throughout the cabin provide ample space to stow personal protective equipment and other items.
To provide a more comfortable ride, a heated and suspended fully adjustable driver’s seat is now also standard across the range (optional for front passenger but standard for front passenger on Daily Dual Cab Chassis) and features multiple points of adjustment with lumbar support and an armrest. Those running work crews will also appreciate the second row seating of the dual cab chassis, which can accommodate up to four adults.
Daily E6 is immediately distinguishable from earlier models by its wider, re-designed grille, which encourages greater airflow. Vehicles with the automatic transmission receive a chrome highlight grille, while manual variants feature black throughout.
If selected as an option, Daily E6’s full LED headlights also increase visual appeal and road presence, while improving lighting performance over non-LED headlamps by up to 12 per cent and the driver’s light perception by up to 15 per cent.
Taking a cue from selected models in IVECO’s heavy duty truck range, Daily E6 adopts a three-piece bumper. If damaged, this allows any of the three sections to be replaced individually, helping reduce costs for owners.
New option Packs
Depending on buyer requirements, prospective Daily E6 owners can select from four optional upgrade packs, ‘Hi-Business Pack’, ‘Hi-Comfort Pack’, ‘Hi-Technology Pack – Automatic Transmission’ and ‘Hi-Technology Pack – Manual Transmission’, allowing them to more closely tailor a specification package to best suit the application, while receiving more value by grouping options.
Hi-Business includes: Hi-Connect multimedia system and GPS, open storage with inductive phone charging plus USB charge, fog lights and reverse camera (van only).
Hi-Comfort features: automatic controlled air-conditioning, leather covered steering wheel, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and automatic wipers and headlights control.
The two Hi-Technology packs include: Queue Assist (Automatic transmission only), Lane Departure Warning System, City Brake, Traction Plus and Hill Descent and Automatic high beam control.
Comments from IVECO Australia Product Manager – ANZ, Marco Quaranta
The development of Daily E6 has focused on providing van and light truck buyers with range-wide enhancements in the key areas of safety, emission performance, productivity and comfort.
A move to a dedicated Euro6 engine range in Daily, years before this emission rating is mandated, shows IVECO’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its vehicles, and is in line with broader consumer trends which show that buyers are taking a stronger interest in this area.
Likewise, safety has become a high priority among buyers, so we’re extremely pleased that Daily E6 takes safety to new heights, particularly passive safety with standard Adaptive Cruise Control, Advanced Emergency Braking System and an enhanced ESP9 program, plus options such as Lane Departure Warning System, Queue Assist and City Brake.
Of course, Daily is a light commercial vehicle, so as well as being safe, car-like to drive and emit fewer emissions, it’s primarily a tool, so it must offer productivity, practicality and a low total cost of ownership. Daily E6 does do this by offering owners several market-leading benefits including the largest van volume (19.6m³) and GVM (7,000kg), as well as class-leading engines (210hp / 470Nm) and automatic transmission (full 8-speed) across both van and cab chassis.
We’re confident that Daily E6 will be extremely well received by the market and continue to grow its ownership base with this latest model range.