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The IVECO Daily was awarded as ‘Light Truck of the Year’ in the Fleetworld Great British Fleet Awards 2023.
This annual event organised by the UK publishing company Fleet World Group which recognises those at the forefront of new developments, technology, sustainability and thinking in the fleet industry.
Judged by an expert panel of Fleet World Group editors, IVECO Daily was commended for its broad range of abilities and continual improvement with each new model year, the Daily is a staple of the commercial vehicle landscape.
The motivation behind this assignment was: “Frequent model refreshes have helped to ensure that the Daily continues to sell well in the light truck sector. The backbone of Daily is its proper truck chassis and the breadth of the model range, with fleet buyers offered a broad range of models from vans to conversions. It gets better to drive with each new generation with a choice of engines and transmissions. Specialist conversions for a range of customers help to give the Daily plenty of fleet appeal.”
The IVECO Daily 7-tonne model has become a true asset to operators thanks to its rugged truck-based chassis that affords an impressive 3.5-tonne towing capability and class-leading payload of up to 4.9 tonnes. Its cargo-carrying capacity has enabled operators to downsize from larger trucks, reaping the benefits of lower total cost of ownership and increased manoeuvrability in the process.
The Daily was the first vehicle in its sector to offer a smooth eight-speed Hi-Matic automatic transmission, while a new six-speed manual gearbox reduces free play in gear selection by 50 per cent versus previous models. Clutch durability has also been boosted by 18 per cent and gearbox oil change intervals are now 350,000km.
The Daily is also equipped with the Air-Pro pneumatic suspension, which continuously adapts to the condition of usage to deliver a uniquely smooth and safe ride for driver and load.
Another segment first delivered by the Daily was its Hi-Comfort memory foam seats. The foam moulds to the body, evenly distributing weight and reducing pressure peaks by up to 30 per cent. This protects against fatigue and back pain, improving comfort and driver well-being.
The IVECO Daily cab is also full of impressive technology including Driver Pal with Amazon Alexa. This is a pioneering vocal and digital driver companion that enables drivers to interact with their vehicle and the driving community, and access IVECO's connected services through voice commands, hands-free via Amazon Alexa.
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