Iveco’s new Eurocargo, launched in September this year as part of the company’s 40th anniversary celebrations, has been voted “International Truck of the Year 2016” by a panel of 25 senior commercial vehicle journalists from across Europe. Iveco says the prestigious award, it’s fourth in 4 years – demonstrates its commitment to technology and its focus on low cost of ownership (TCO) and sustainable transport.
Dubbed “The Truck the City Likes”, Iveco’s new medium segment truck received the award for having made “the greatest contribution to road transport efficiency based on criteria that included technical innovation, comfort, safety, driveability, fuel economy, environmental footprint and total cost of ownership (TCO)”.
The new Eurocargo is available in a “super-eco” 210 hp version of the 6-litre Tector engine, running on compressed natural gas (CNG), offering lower environmental impact and economic advantages compared to Diesel versions. The 210 hp six-litre Tector engine delivers significant benefits in efficiency and emissions. Already compliant to Euro VI step C emissions standards (required from 31.12.2016), this vehicle has access to restricted areas in city centres, providing a further advantage in multi-drop missions. In addition, natural gas Eurocargo vehicles are extremely silent, which makes them perfect for night-time urban work.
This fourth award comes on the back of the “International Truck of the Year 2013” title won by the Stralis, “International Van of the Year 2015” by the Daily and “International Coach of the Year 2016” by the Magelys. The first two vehicles are also available powered by natural gas.
Sustainability and energy efficiency are at the core of the brand’s efforts, leading to the promotion of the use of alternative fuels and Iveco’s European leadership in natural gas.