Before the ECODaily arrived on the scene, the Daily had recently received a facelift, sporting a revised front grille more in line with the aesthetic styling of Iveco’s heavier offerings, and it is powered by Euro 4 compliant engines. The 2.3l diesel engine features turbocharging technology, and the several different iterations of the 3.0l diesel engine on offer allow for a range of power outputs suitable for a variety of applications. The 3.0l HPI carries a power output rating of 146PS, whereas the upgraded and higher-pressure 3.0 HPT kicks out a huge 176PS.
Retaining rear-wheel drive across the Daily range provides important differentiation for the Daily from the majority of its competition. Efforts have been made to improve the driving experience as well, with ergonomic changes including the relocation of the gearstick to the dashboard to make the cab roomier. The gearstick has also been re-engineered to give shorter and more precise gear changes. Seats in the cab have additionally been upgraded, with storage inside the cab receiving a boost.
Iveco have gone the extra mile in giving the Daily buyer additional options, such as improved load bay lights, extra heaters that can be programmed to come on with a timer and rear parking control sensors. The brakes on the Daily give the 3.5t panel van a stopping distance of just 42m when travelling at 60mph, and the optional ABS/EBD systems will only improve the safety credentials of the vehicle. Particularly safety-conscious buyers can opt for additional airbags on the passenger side, and there’s even the choice of window airbags for added protection.
2008 Model Iveco Daily
This year saw the Daily come with an enlarged engine selection. The Daily can now be specified with either the 2.3l diesel rated at 96PS, 116PS or 136PS, or buyers can opt for the bigger brother - the 3.0l diesel engine rated at either 146PS or a whopping 176PS. Iveco have manufactured alternatively fuelled vehicles successfully for many years and can rightfully claim to keep one eye on the environment. The vans meet the stringent Euro 4 emissions standards, and do so using just EGR without the need for SCR.
The range of options for the Daily can almost get complicated. Gross vehicle weights vary from 2.8t to 6.5t and are indicated by the start of the model number - so the Iveco Daily 35S is a single rear wheel van weighing in at 3.5 tonnes. Wheelbase lengths for the chassis cab variant range from 3.0m to 4.75m. Load volumes vary from 7m3 to a massive 17m3, while heights come in three options of 1,545, 1,900 and 2,100mm.
Latest Model - 2014 Iveco Daily
Iveco have claimed that 80 per cent of the components in the 2014 Daily have been reengineered. The Daily has, nonetheless, retains its classic ladder-frame chassis which provides unparalleled durability, versatility and sturdiness. The load-carrying capacity of the Daily has been massively upgraded by changes to the ratio between maximum load length, body length and wheelbase.
This allows the Daily to offer load volumes of 18m3 and 20m3. The smaller 10.8m3 variant also tops its class for load efficiency, measured by the ratio between the maximum load length and the vehicle’s body length.
Two Fiat-produced diesel engines, with capacities of 2.3 and 3.0 litres, provide power outputs ranging from 106PS to 205PS. The most powerful engine can generate a whopping 470Nm of torque - serious pulling power. This power is transmitted by either a six-speed manual gearbox or the optional eight-speed automatic gear system.