WITH one of the most flexible and application-friendly ranges of light commercials on the market it is hardly surprising that fleet operators are turning to Iveco.
The Iveco Daily HPI range, with more than 3,000 models to suit virtually every application, can offer the largest cubic capacity and load length, coupled with class-leading towing capacity.
Split into three classes, L, S and C, the Iveco Daily is tailored for specific areas of the market.
##Daily35S--none--Daily 35S 12 undercuts key rivals on SMR, says CAP##
L Class: 3.2 tonne gvw
Aimed at businesses such as retailers and tradesmen with a transport requirement, the entry level L Class has a lightweight chassis designed primarily for light van use. All have single rear wheels and van models offer loadspace volumes of 7.3, 8.3, 9.0 and 10.2 cubic metres.
S Class: 3.5 tonne gvw
Available in van, chassis cab, crew cab, Axess, semi-window van or Combi MPV format, the Daily S Class includes the largest commercial vehicle that can be driven on a car licence.
The S Class is available with high or extra high roof options, while van models offer a range of load volumes up to 17.2 cubic metres and load bed lengths of up to 4,560mm.
Body lengths of up to 4,495mm are available on chassis cab models.
C Class: 3.5-6.5 tonne gvw
The C Class is designed for heavier, more specialised, transport needs. Available in van, chassis cab, crew cab, Axess, integral or semi-window van format, the C Class offers 3.5, 4.2, 4.6, 5.2 and 6.5 tonnes gvw.
With twin rear wheels, the C Class features a full section chassis for maximum payload and all-round flexibility.
C Class models offer a combination of wheelbases, loadspace volumes and body styles to suit the most demanding of transport needs.
Bespoke service for special needs
SPECIAL requirements demand special needs and a personal back-up service.
That's why Iveco offers a bespoke bodybuilding service that includes tippers, dropsides and box vans as well as specialist vehicles such as ambulances, police vehicles and police dog carriers.
The Iveco Daily chassis is ideally suited to bespoke body mounting as its massively strong double girder construction provides the ideal basis for durable operation.
The truck-style strength inherent in this design also allows some unique options, including Iveco's unique Daily City Artic tractor unit which provides the ideal solution for vehicle transport and delivery in a compact unit.
Both double cab and single cab options are available with chassis cab applications, allowing maximum flexibility.
The Daily Artic has a payload of up to 5,700kg, making it ideal for use as a car or light van transporter, exhibition trailer, or for transporting livestock. The Artic can be driven on a B+E licence with an unrivalled gross train weight of 8,700kg.
Special 'blue light' versions of the Daily City Truck, including the Daily Police Service Unit, which can seat up to 15 officers, have been successfully trialled by a number of forces. Options include a four-man cell, riot kit storage area and ballistic panel protection.
##Ivecoblue--none--'Blue light' services catered for by Iveco's bespoke programme##
There is also the highly environ-mentally friendly CNG-powered Daily (below), available in 10 different models, which are ideal for inner city use as it will sidestep any congestion charge.
The Daily Axess 'easy entry' van helps make city life easier with a unique 'plug' side door designed to make deliveries simpler, reducing delivery turnaround times by 10-20%.
Coupled with engines that provide a range of power outputs suited to different uses, Iveco provides a solution for every requirement.
CAP Monitor SMR costs show a keen edge over competitors
FIGURES produced by CAP Motor Research show Iveco vehicles offer a highly competitive cost proposition.
CAP New Monitor figures for September 2003 show service, maintenance and repair costs for the Iveco Daily 35S12 High Roof with 3.3 metre wheelbase compare extremely favourably with competitor vehicles over a 24-month operating cycle.
Other operating cycles also show keen cost-effectiveness.
The Daily undercuts the equivalent Ford Transit 350 MWB XLWB H/R and comes within £20 of the Mercedes Sprinter 311 CDI MWB, while it is considerably less expensive than the Renault Master 35 dCi 90 M/R and Vauxhall Movano 2.2 DTi H/R 3.5t .
As the table below shows, total SMR costs for the Mercedes Sprinter 311 CDI Hi-Roof van are predicted at £691 over the same operating cycle, comparing with £711 for the Iveco and £748 for the Transit.
For a fleet of 25 vehicles over two years, the SMR cost savings amount to £925 compared with the Transit, or a massive £3,250 compared with the Renault Master.
|CAP New Monitor SMR cost comparisons|
|Model||12 months||18 months||24 months||30 months||36 months||42 months||48 months|
|Daily 35S12 H/R 3300:||278||464||711||1,119||1,623||2,005||2,832|
|Transit 350 MWB||243||574||748||1,224||1,595||2,059||2,627|
|Sprinter 311 CDI MWB:||201||574||691||1,059||1,511||2,157||2,614|
|Master 35 dCi 90 M/R:||304||535||878||1,337||1,841||2,333||3,318|
|Movano 2.2 DTi H/R 3.5t:||251||544||803||1,290||1,854||2,326||2,937|
|LT 35 MWB 2.5 TDi 95bhp:||211||541||689||1,019||1,508||2,098||2,838|