Iveco Daily minibuses launched


The new 2017 Iveco Daily minibus range comprises of three model variants with two seating capacities, 11 plus driver and 16 plus driver

Iveco Daily minibuses launched
The new 2017 Iveco Daily minibus range comprises of three model variants

 

The new minibus models will be introduced on the latest Daily platform which features a clean-running Euro6-rated engine and a host of safety enhancements to the existing array of active and passive safety features on the 2016 model.

Entry level to the range is the ‘Shuttle 12’ – it will be available on a 3520mm wheelbase and provides seating for 11 plus the driver.

For additional carrying capacity there’s the ‘Shuttle 16’ which is based on a longer 4100mm wheelbase and provides seating for 16 occupants plus the driver.

This variant also features the generous H2 roof ensuring there’s plenty of overhead height for customers both when seated and also when entering or existing the minibus.

Operators requiring an even higher end, premium finish can opt for the ‘Executive 16’.

This 6.5 tonne GVM variant offers the same number of seats and wheelbase specifications as the ‘Shuttle 16’ but with a higher roof H3 roof (2010 mm standing height) for even greater headroom and extra space for passengers.

Seating for the ‘Executive 16’ can be specified in leather and other luxury interior and exterior upgrades are also available for operators wanting an even more premium, high end look.

Along with the internal luggage racks, a generous rear overhang on all models allowed Iveco engineers to allocate an extensive area behind the last row of seats for additional passenger baggage, in many cases eliminating the need to tow a trailer therefore reducing fuel costs, trailer registration charges and maintenance costs.

This luggage area on all models is easily-accessed via the 270-degree-opening rear ‘barn’ doors.

Powering the mini-bus range is Iveco’s Euro6, F1C, 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine with ‘Unijet’ common rail injection and four valves per cylinder.

The power plant produces 170 horsepower (125kW) and features a flat torque curve with maximum torque of 400 Nm from a low 1,350 – 3,000 rpm.

The engine meets the stringent Euro6 emissions measure with a combination of DOC and DPF control and boasts impressive fuel efficiency leading to lower operating costs.

A slightly more powerful E6 engine is being slated for introduction into the range later in the year.

 

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