• 11-APR-2013

Specialist low-height Eurocargo steps up for CV Show

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Iveco Eurocargo low-height

Iveco has selected a specialist low-height Eurocargo to represent its medium weight truck range at the CV Show.

Finished in striking platinum silver paintwork, this high-spec Eurocargo 120EL18/P is built specifically for multi-drop urban distribution. Built on a 4,815 mm wheelbase, it features a low frame, which combined with a ‘one-step’ entry design, significantly eases access to the cab.

This particular model offers a 12 tonne gross vehicle weight and is equipped with air-suspension. It is ideally suited to courier and logistics companies, or own-account operations where the driver is required to get in and out of the vehicle multiple times per day and in quick succession.

Iveco’s specialist ‘EL’ low-height chassis is built on the regular Eurocargo production line but features an overall height more than 75mm lower than the standard model to significantly ease access to the cab and body. To achieve this lower frame height, the side-members are shallower by 45mm and the vehicle runs on 17.5 inch, rather than 19.5 inch, wheels and tyres.

Also key to the vehicle’s performance is its potential payload capacity of up to 7.5 tonnes. Depending on the choice of bodywork, it offers the ability to carry more than twice the payload of a traditional 7.5 tonne rigid, lowering CO2 emissions by around half compared with two smaller trucks doing the same work.

It features a two-pedal EuroTronic 6-speed automated gearbox to enhance driver comfort and safety for urban delivery operations.

Power is provided by a 3.92 litre FPT Industrial engine Tector engine which is capable of producing 182 hp at 2,700 rev/min and up to 610 Nm of torque between 1,300 and 2,100 rev/min.

Additional options specified on this high-spec 4x2 rigid include Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) – for maximum safety – central locking, Bluetooth connectivity, air-suspended driver’s seat, ‘Comfort’-spec passenger seat (in place of the dual bench seat), headrests, roller blinds, fog lights, headlamp washers, cruise control and body-coloured bumpers and wings.

The full Eurocargo range extends to more than 11,500 different factory configurations and represents a complete line-up of vehicles that can be mission-matched to all types of applications, from urban distribution and regional haulage through to off-road tipper work and specialist 4x4 models.

As the best-selling Iveco truck in the UK, the Eurocargo has been developed to maintain its role as the benchmark commercial vehicle for the 6.5 to 18 tonne market sector.

April 9 – 11, 2013, NEC, Hall 4, Stand 4G10