Articles > International Automotive Newsprintwrite comment



Watford (UK), Dubai, Cairo /

Iveco in not only a popular choice with professional transport operators around the world, but also with a lot of governments, including Egypt and many others in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Now Iveco is preparing to launch the latest evolution of its proven light commercial vehicle range.

The Iveco Daily owes its success to sales in excess of two million units, with the new generation set to be launched during September 2011. Since the latest evolution of Daily and ECODAILY was unveiled in 2009 over 100,000 units have been purchased in just two years.

From its initial launch in 1978, Daily has always been a true commercial vehicle and is renowned for its truck derived strength (being built truck-tough), with its sturdy chassis frame offering bodybuilders maximum flexibility. Customers appreciate the Daily’s proven ability to operate reliably, economically and with maximum respect for the environment – whether in the city centre or on the open road. The complete range also includes models designed and built specifically to tackle arduous off-road applications, ensuring Iveco’s light commercial vehicle range has remained a top choice for discerning fleets.

In its latest form, New Daily retains its core qualities of strength, reliability, efficiency and versatility, whilst adding new high efficiency engines which offer more power, combined with refinements both economically and ecologically.

Taking pride of place in the range will be FPT Industrial’s new 3.0 litre Euro 5 diesel engine, which will introduce a class leading power output of 205 hp and a massive 470 Nm of torque. Key to providing high power and torque with low emissions and fuel consumption is the adoption of twin turbochargers – one compact turbo to provide rapid throttle response from a very low engine speed and a larger unit to deliver the engine’s maximum performance.

For New Daily models falling into the heavy duty category and all natural gas versions, the EEV (Enhanced Environmentally friendly Vehicle) certification remains, ensuring these models meet the most stringent European exhaust emission standard available.

For lighter models, the FPT Industrial 2.3 litre engine benefits from an increase in engine torque to 320 Nm and a new Multijet II multi-event fuel injection system that optimises the combustion process, bringing noteworthy benefits in terms of lower engine noise, fuel consumption and tail-pipe emissions.

All diesel engines will continue to use an enhanced EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) system with improved control to ensure accurate recirculated gas distribution among the engine cylinders and a DPF (diesel particulate filter) as standard. The exhaust system architecture and the EGR logic have been optimised with particular attention to urban duty cycles.

Safety enhancements on New Daily include daytime running lights and a new fog light cornering feature to ensure that drivers can see and be seen in even the worst driving conditions possible.

Standard equipment will include the new ESP 9 safety system with active sensors and comprises ABS (anti-lock brakes), EBD (electronic brake force distribution), ASR (traction control), MSR (engine speed management to control engine over-run braking), ESP (stability control), HBA (hydraulic brake assist) to ensure emergency braking is as effective as possible, Hill Holder, LAC (load adaptive braking control), TSM (trailer sway mitigation), HRB (hydraulic rear wheel brake boost), HFC (hydraulic brake fade compensation), RMI (roll movement intervention) and ROM (roll over mitigation).

New Daily will retain full coverage from 3.5 to 7.0 tonnes gross vehicle weight. This allows for a competitive payload of up to 4.7 tonnes and, for van models, a loading volume of up to 17.2m3. It also retains its full range of engines, including natural gas and electric drive configurations.

On-board comfort improvements have been made to the vehicle including the addition of an adjustable steering column and an increased adjustment range for the driver and passenger seats.

The New Daily will be launched in the UK from November 1, 2011, at which time full details of the UK model line-up and specifications will be made available.

Iveco, which is a Fiat Industrial company, designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, city and intercity buses and coaches as well as special vehicles for applications such as fire fighting, off-road missions, defence and civil protection.

Iveco employs almost 25,000 people and runs 24 production units in 11 Countries in the world using excellent technologies developed in 6 research centres. Besides Europe, the company operates in China, Russia, Australia and Latin America. Around 5,000 sales and service outlets in over 160 Countries guarantee technical support wherever in the world an Iveco vehicle is at work.

The Egyptian army and different police forces have been using many Iveco models, both light commercial vehicles as well as trucks, over the past few years.


write comment

Readers Comments:

No comments yet

Related articles:


The biggest automotive group and Road Safety initiative in Egypt and the Middle East
Want to sell your used car or buy one? Then check out our new used car market section here!

Mohamed Sheta on social media:

Looking for a good service center or aftersales customer service? Did you have any bad experience with your car dealer or service center? Then check our 'automotive evaluation charts' here!

Latest Test-Drive Video and CEO Interview

Ford EcoSport Titanium Test-Drive ... Part 1

Nile TV

Mohamed Sheta
Every Wednesday in The Breakfast Show on
8.30am – 09.00am LIVE


Every Thursday
on Egypt's most influential radio network:
Radio DRN 93.7 FM
Live from 6-8pm

Radio DRN 93.7 FM

Autoarabia Group @

Join Autoarabia Group @, racing, tuning and events in Egypt and Middle East
Is Egyptian car market corrupt or collapsing?
Is the Egyptian car market collapsing or is it just a corrupt and unprofessional car market? This is surely one of the most asked questions these days. Everybody is asking ...


AutoArabia Consulting

Only for company requests. For readers letters and complaints kindly click here

International Engine of the Year Award

Middle East Car of the Year


IRF seminar

Road Safety & Public/Private Partnership
International Road Federation