IVECO launches new Daily

5 April 2019
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​​​​​​​​​​​IVECO has announced details of its new Daily van range, which it says sets new standards in on-board living and the driving experience, with lower total cost of ownership, plus enhanced safety features and advanced driver assistance systems, and important strides towards autonomous driving. IVECO claims it is the first vehicle in its segment to comply with Euro 6D/Temp emissions standards, delivering more power and fuel economy, to the benefit of the customers’ running costs and profitability.

The new Daily also has improved connectivity, offering personalized services tailored to the customer’s real use of the vehicle.

Today, the New Daily builds on the strengths of its 40 years of success in its segment to deliver on performance and sustainability, which come hand in hand with fuel efficiency and low Total Cost of Ownership.

Gerrit Marx, IVECO’s President Commercial and Specialty Vehicles, commented: “We have a clear roadmap for the future, a strategic vision that addresses the key trends driving our industry. IVECO is clearly here to stay, compete and win across all the segments where we operate today – from light to heavy trucks, buses and specialty vehicles. The New Daily perfectly represents our vision: with a revolutionary evolution, it remains true to its heritage, meets today’s higher customer expectations, and is already prepared for future advances through its connectivity. It will change your business perspective.” 

​The range of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in the new Daily are designed to help drivers to focus on their job, and improve their safety. IVECO has focused on functionalities specifically aimed at helping drivers in urban driving.

The Advanced Emergency Braking System and City Brake PRO prevents collisions at speeds below 50 km/h, and mitigates the impact at higher speeds. It autonomously detects the potential for a collision ahead and brakes accordingly if the driver doesn’t intervene, ensuring their safety.

A City Brake PRO feature operates to prevent accidents when driving as slowly as 5 km/h. To reduce the driver’s stress levels during urban driving, where customers are often in heavy traffic, Queue Assist will follow the vehicle ahead in slow-moving queues up to a standstill, to reduce the stress of stop-start traffic.

IVECO says the new Daily is the first 7.2-tonne vehicle to offer the Queue Assist and City Brake PRO functionalities.

In addition, Adaptive Cruise Control, in combination with the Queue Assist, maintains the set speed and safety distance from the vehicle ahead, while ProActive Lane Keeping Assist prevents the vehicle from involuntarily drifting out of the lane with an active steering support.

In cases of gusts of lateral wind, Crosswind Assist helps the driver to maintain the vehicle’s stability and stay in the lane.

A new Electric Parking Brake automatically engages when the vehicle is parked and disengages when the driver is ready to drive away. In urban multi-stop missions, such as parcel delivery, this feature helps lessen arm discomfort from repetitive movements and is estimated to save up to five hours a month, improving the driver’s productivity. This feature has the added advantage of creating more free space for the driver to move across the cab comfortably, without a hand brake lever in the way.

New LED lights have a much sharper beam that carries further, improving visibility and obstacle perception by 15 percent, further enhancing safety in low-light conditions.

City Mode increases the power steering assistance, reducing the effort to turn the wheel by up to 70 percent, making it easy to manoeuvre in city streets.

The new Daily also helps the driver in challenging driving conditions with features such as Hill Descent Control, which helps them drive downhill slowly and safely on long, steep slopes, and Traction Plus, which keeps a firm grip on slippery surfaces, such as sand, mud or snow. IVECO says the new Daily is the first vehicle in its class to offer these two features on Rear Wheel Drive models.

New connectivity for the new Daily comes as part of a broad digital transformation path started in 2016 with the Daily Business UP App, which introduced a smart connectivity option on LCVs for the first time. This was further enriched in the following years thanks to a longstanding collaboration between Microsoft and IVECO. The partnership with Microsoft aims to redefine the world of industrial vehicles through a platform powered by Microsoft Azure cloud, enabling added value services to offer greater efficiency, easier predictive maintenance and overall productivity benefits.

As part of this strategy, the new Daily is now taking connectivity to an entirely new level as the enabler of a whole range of new services. The vehicle is in direct contact with IVECO’s Control Room, providing real-time data. This enables IVECO specialists to maximise the vehicle’s uptime by conducting proactive diagnostics and taking preventative actions, planning maintenance and service interventions efficiently in order to optimise the number of visits to the workshop, minimising stoppages. 

In addition, the innovative Remote Assistance Service makes it possible to carry out dataset changes, diagnostics sessions and even software uploads remotely, avoiding stops at the dealer’s workshop. This results in significant benefits for the vehicle’s uptime and the customer’s business.

The real-time data provided by the Daily also enables IVECO to develop new tailor-made financing offers. These plans take into consideration the fluctuations in the customer’s operations, which may mean the vehicle is used less than originally expected, and adjust payments accordingly. The data also enables IVECO to make accurate forecasts of the vehicle’s use and develop maintenance contracts that closely match the customer’s operation. 

The new Daily’s connectivity also offers telematics solutions to help owners-drivers and fleet managers optimise their efficiency. The MyDaily portal, also accessible through the MyDaily app, enables vehicle owners to monitor their Daily from their desktop computer or on the move from their mobile device. They can analyse its performance and fuel consumption, as well as the driver’s driving style. The Daily will also send regular Smart Reports on the vehicle’s key parameters with suggestions on how to improve the driving style to save fuel. Customers can also plan the Daily’s service interventions to push its efficiency to its maximum. 

For fleet managers, the New Daily offers IVECO fleet management by Verizon Connect. This is a solution that will help them reduce fleet expenses through better navigation, fleet visibility, advanced engine diagnostics and near real-time mileage reporting. Its wide-ranging functionalities can help them manage delays, accommodate changing delivery schedules and respond faster to their customers, improve maintenance scheduling and fleet safety, monitor driving hours, and much more. Customers who already have their own fleet management system can receive all the New Daily’s data through its Web API interface, which can seamlessly interact with it.

There are two engines available for the new Daily:

  • 2.3-litre F1A engine – now available in both light- and heavy-duty homologation, with rated power ranging from 116 to 156 hp.

  • 3.0-litre heavy-duty F1C engine – three power ratings with increased performance ranging from 160 to 210 hp, as well as a Natural Power compressed natural gas version.

IVECO says the new Daily takes the lead in sustainability as the first vehicle in its segment to comply with Euro 6D/Temp (WLTP & RDE) and Euro VI D emissions standards.

For improved fuel efficiency, the new Daily stands has a Start&Stop system available as standard on all models running the 2.3-litre F1A engine, including the Daily Hi-Matic. The new Electronic-Controlled Variable Geometry Turbine is not only more responsive in transient conditions, but also more efficient. In addition, the exclusive Class A Super Eco Low Rolling tyres specifically designed for the Daily and the new 220A (12V) alternator further contribute to the Daily’s fuel efficiency.

These features, together with the technical improvements introduced in the New Daily, deliver up to 10% fuel savings.

The new Tyre Pressure Monitoring System monitors tyre pressures in real time so that they are always at optimal level, to further improve fuel efficiency and safety. IVECO says it is the only vehicle in its class to offer this feature on both single and twin-wheel models.

IVECO is promising significant savings in maintenance costs for the new Daily of up to 10 percent in urban missions as a result of product improvements and longer oil change intervals. 

On top of this, the new, bigger oil sump, which was designed for long-distance missions, extends service intervals to 60,000 km. 

The entire steering system has been redesigned so that the driver can make both axial and angular adjustments to the steering wheel and set up the perfect driving position. The smaller, leather multifunctional steering wheel puts a wide range of controls at their fingertips and leaves more leg room, adding to the overall comfort.

The Daily also features a new Electric Power Steering, which is said to be very precise and reactive to the driver’s inputs, damps vibration, and compensates for drift and wheel unbalances, providing a smooth driving experience and a feeling of stability and control.

A new instrument cluster features a TFT high-resolution colour display that provides a very user-friendly, intuitive interface with the all vehicle’s key settings and functionalities.

The New Daily provides the comfortable living conditions and driving experience of a passenger car. The new Hi-Connect infotainment system with voice recognition enables the driver to mirror their mobile device with Apple Car Play and Android Auto™ and use their apps in full safety while driving. It features a 7” screen, DAB radio, rear camera display, and TOM TOM car and truck navigation system, and IVECO’s Driving Style Evaluation system that provides real-time advice.

The new Daily is instantly recognisable for its design, which has become part of its strong identity. Most importantly, every element of design in the Daily has a clear purpose: from the new lightweight alloy wheels that contribute to optimising the payload, to the LED lights for life that improve safety and reduce costs, as they don’t need changing for the entire lifespan of the vehicle. The new front grille has been extended to increase ventilation while protecting the engine and radiator. It is also extremely tough and durable as a result of the hot stamping process used to produce it.

Design elements also contribute to the new Daily’s lower TCO: the new bumper is divided in 3 sections, so that in a small accident, which tend to be more frequent in urban missions, only the damaged piece needs to be replaced instead of the whole bumper. This results in lower repair costs – especially since this is the case 90 percent of the times according to IVECO’s statistics.

The Daily has built a strong reputation for innovation, strength and great customer satisfaction in its 40 years of success. With this latest arrival, IVECO wants to raise the bar and lead the way into the new world of services to provide a complete, tailor-made solution that precisely matches the customer’s use of the vehicle and their business – changing the way they approach the purchase: not just a vehicle, but a complete package.

The new Daily aims to change the everyday life of the driver with its range of stress-busting, safety-boosting technologies, and the best-in-class on board living and driving experience.

A ‘Change your business perspective’ advertising campaign for the launch of hte new Daily features the vehicle shown from unusual points of view.

The new Daily is being produced at IVECO’s production plants in Suzzara, Italy, and Valladolid, Spain, which are entirely dedicated to this product family. The two facilities apply the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) methodology to the highest levels: Valladolid was awarded the Gold Medal on April 3, 2019, in recognition of the best standards in manufacturing for the integrated management of plants and processes, while Suzzara is has been one of the first plants in CNH Industrial to achieve Silver Medal certification in 2012.

World Class Manufacturing aims to create error-free processes in order to achieve zero defects, zero waste and zero accidents. It is a continuous improvement process that centres on the involvement of every operator involved in production. 

This approach has also been extended to the Daily’s Product Development and Engineering processes by introducing the World Class Engineering methodology, which starts from the customer’s requirements to develop the best product that matches them. 

The New Daily project has been the focus of the plant’s Engineering and Manufacturing teams for the past 3 years, and has entailed more than 900,000 engineering hours, 800 virtual and physical tests, 200 prototypes, and more than 3.5 million of kilometres of durability and reliability testing. The project aimed to achieve a further step in quality product behaviour and process efficiencies. A key area of focus for the project was the reduction of product and process complexity while expanding further the extensive product line-up and the key features of the Daily.