The celebration of Iveco’s 40th anniversary this year is marked by the launch of the new Eurocargo, a medium-range truck designed by the Italian manufacturer for city operations. The new Eurocargo will be offered in a “super-eco” 210 hp version of the 6-litre Tector engine, running on compressed natural gas (CNG). Thanks to the redesign of ignition coils, blow-by valve, pistons and rings Iveco has obtained significant benefits in efficiency, emissions and maintenance.
Just two years after the launch of the Euro VI version, Iveco has made further improvements to the vehicle which it states is “even more stylish, eco-sustainable, safer, more comfortable, more efficient and more manoeuvrable”. Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President, said: “Our new Eurocargo is the truck that the city likes. A vehicle that has something to be appreciated by everyone: cities like it because it is sustainable, owners like it because it is efficient and has a low total cost of ownership (TCO), drivers like it because it’s a true “office on wheels”- comfortable and multi-functional, easy to handle and ergonomic to work in”.
The vehicle delivers improved performance with power at 204 hp and maximum torque at 750 Nm. Already compliant with Euro VI step C emission requirements, it can enter restricted areas in city centres, a key advantage in multi-drop missions.
The advantages offered by natural gas technology are numerous, both from the environmental and economic sustainability point of view. In terms of environmental protection, methane propulsion is the most efficient technical solution available in the near future to solve pollution related problems in urban areas, making it the only true alternative to petrol and diesel fuels.
In terms of emissions, natural gas is a “clean” fuel thanks to 10% less CO2, 35% less NOx emissions than their diesel equivalent and 95% less particulate matter. Moreover, natural gas Eurocargo models are extremely silent, and this makes it perfect for night-time urban services.
Safety is also at the heart of Eurocargo’s renewal: in addition to the steering wheel airbag and steering wheel controls, the new Eurocargo is available with all the key driving assistance systems, such as the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). To improve safety and visibility when driving, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) have also been adopted as standard. Xenon headlights can be specified as an option.
Together with the heavy duty Stralis and light duty Daily, the new Eurocargo completes the evolution of the Iveco range. It is produced at the Silver World Class Manufacturing (WCM) facility in Brescia, Italy.