NEW IVECO DAILY 4X4 GAINS EXTRA SAFETY TO GO WITH LEGENDARY OFF-ROAD PERFORMANCE
The introduction of this additional safety equipment is expected to strongly increase the models’ appeal among mining and exploration customers, as well as in emergency service applications where OH&S requirements are extremely stringent.
In addition to airbags, the Daily is already well served with a front disc / rear drum with ABS combination as well as IVECO ‘ESP 9’* safety program which features a range of active safety equipment including Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, Anti Slip Regulator and other driving aids.
The latest 4x4 model also adopts many of the interior and exterior styling changes introduced last year across the award-winning Daily van and cab chassis range, which include a revised front grille, two-tone seating and a revised dashboard featuring a new central open storage area with USB sockets allowing more convenient charging of mobile devices and tablets.
Interior noise reductions of 4dB have also been achieved through the use of increased insulation, redesigned B Pillar swabs and a shape modification to the side mirrors which allows for quieter airflow.
Combined with a fully suspended ISRI driver’s seat and optional passenger suspended seat with seat heating, the Daily 4x4 cabin is more comfortable than ever.
In this latest range, the IVECO 3.0 litre, Euro 6 turbodiesel engine also receives a power and torque gain of 10hp and 30Nm, bringing total output to 180hp (135kW) and 430Nm @ between 1,250 – 3,000 rpm.
The new models will continue to be available in both single and dual cab variants with GVMs ranging from a passenger car licence 4,495kg to a no-cost optional 5,500kg** providing buyers with payloads of up to 2,800kg. All vehicles offer a braked towing capacity of 3,500kg.
Carry over benefits include a true full-time mechanical 4x4 system with standard front, centre and rear differential locks that can be conveniently engaged via dash-mounted buttons.
The chassis and suspension set-up also remains unchanged – there are front and rear parabolic leaf springs with telescopic shock absorbers and stabiliser bars, providing outstanding traction and superior articulation over the most difficult terrain, combined with excellent load carrying ability.
On the transmission front, the Daily uses the proven IVECO 6-speed synchromesh, single overdrive transmission, while the double low range transfer case also carries over, boasting 24 speeds and an ultra-low 101:1 final ratio for unparalleled crawling ability and off-road control. Two PTO outputs are also on offer for users wanting to operate hydraulic pumps and other auxiliary equipment.
Approach and departure angles on the latest models remain impressive with 48° and 39° respectively (with rear under run bar in the upper position) along with a 153° break over angle and 660mm wading depth using the Daily’s standard 9.5R17.5 tyres.
For users requiring a wider and more aggressive off-road tyre, the Daily 4x4 supports the fitment of aftermarket 37x12.5R17 tyres. This tyre size provides access to a broad range of rubber from leading tyre manufacturers. Speedo recalibration is undertaken electronically at the dealership during the customer pre-delivery process.
Serious off-roaders who regularly undertake deeper water crossings will also appreciate a fan disconnect feature to protect the fan from damage when crossing rivers and lakes.
Other standard features include a dash-mounted battery cut-off button which deactivates the vehicle’s electrical system (except for the instrument cluster and central locking), giving added peace of mind that the starter battery will always remain fresh even after extended periods without driving.
IVECO ANZ Product Manager, Marco Quaranta said the latest edition of the Daily 4x4 with availability of driver and passenger airbags would open new markets for the model in Australia.
“Increasingly stringent OH&S regulations are now requiring many vehicles to be fitted with airbags, particularly from the mining and exploration industry as well as in the emergency services sector,” Mr Quaranta said.
“The latest Daily 4x4 now addresses this situation and the enquiry rate from these type of companies and organisations has already increased considerably.
“For some recreational users the inclusion of airbags has also been well-received, allowing these customers to confidently tour the country with even greater peace of mind.
Mr Quaranta said that the other changes applied to the latest Daily 4x4 model range was a case of honing and refining the product offering.
“It’s important to continue evolving this product, so the other changes made in the current model have focused on making the driving experience quieter and more enjoyable,” he said.
“There’s new functionality in the interior while the cabin is now considerably more refined for the driver and occupants thanks to noise reductions.”
|EBD||Electronic Brake force Distribution: shares the brake force between front and rear axles|
|ESP||Electronic Stability Program: brakes each wheel and controls the engine by reducing the number of revolutions if the vehicle becomes unstable|
|ASR||Anti-Slip Regulator: acts on the engine and the brakes preventing the driving wheel from skidding|
|DTC||Drag Torque Control: acts on engine speed to reduce the braking torque in release|
|HHC||Hill Hold Control: acts on the braking pressure to hold the vehicle in uphill departure to assist the driver|
|ALC||Adaptive Load Control: recognises the longitudinal load distribution|
|TSM||Trailer sway mitigation: detects the presence of a trailer and adapts the ESC in order not to negatively influence the dynamics of the vehicle-trailer system|
|HRB||Hydraulic Rear wheel Boost: In case of emergency braking, it boosts the rear brake force, to reduce vehicle stopping distance|
|HFC||Hydraulic Fading Compensation: detects the fading conditions of the brakes increasing the brake circuit pressure up to ABS intervention|
|RMI||Roll Movement Intervention: mitigates dangerous roll-over situations during dynamic driving such as evasive manoeuvres, U- terns etc.|
|ROM||Roll Over Mitigation: extension of RMI by mitigation of rollover at quasi-stationary manoeuvres such as motorway exists|
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