Perhaps the most popular light commercial truck in Russia is the Gazelle. However, some carriers prefer to take foreign cars. For example, Mercedes Sprinter. But it sometimes costs fabulous money. What to do if you do not want to take the Gazelle and still get a foreign car? The Iveco-Daily van comes to mind. Its characteristics and features are further described in our article.
The Iveco Daily is perhaps the only commercial truck designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. The car looks pretty nice, and in some places even better than the Sprinter.
In front, we see a smiling silhouette with an unpainted bumper and elongated headlights. On the grille is the proud inscription “Iveco”. The hood is quite short, and the windshield is almost vertical. The mirrors of the Daily are equipped with turn indicators. The van itself has stiffening ribs on the sides and convenient swing gates at the rear. Owner reviews note the high practicality of the body. Thanks to the unpainted elements (these are the bumper and “foliage” below), you can not be afraid for damage - chips and scratches.
The body of "Iveco" is very resistant to corrosion - say reviews. The quality of painting is at a high level. But in the case of silver, it will be very difficult to get in tone with an accident.
The cabin in Iveco is very spacious. The van is designed for three people, including the driver. The front panel is literally dotted with various niches and glove compartments.
According to reviews, the van "Iveco-Daily" has an ergonomic interior. The gear selector is close at hand, and the huge side windows and high landing eliminate dead spots for the driver. The steering wheel is compact, with a comfortable grip. There are no buttons, but everything you need is nearby, on the center console. This radio, control unit of the stove and a small multimedia screen, which can be supplemented by navigation. The steering wheel and seat have a ton of adjustments. Already in the basic configuration there are electric windows. But air conditioning and seat heating is available only as an option. Also, for an additional fee, the Iveco-Daily van can be understaffed:
- Parktronic with rear view camera .
- Digital tachograph.
- Autonomous heater "Webasto".
What makes an Iveco-Daily van inside? Owner reviews note the following advantages:
- Comfortable seat.
- Convenient location of the gear knob.
- A lot of adjustments and many glove compartments.
These and many other features allow the Iveco-Daily van to compete with the Sprinter on equal terms.
It should be noted and the cargo compartment. Almost all versions come with a high roof. The floor is flat, with the exception of the rear arches (the trouble of all minibuses). The dimensions of the Iveco-Daily van may vary. The shortest version can accommodate up to 7.3 cubic meters of cargo. The longbase van is designed for 17.2 cubic meters.
Van "Iveco-Daily" has a wide range of engines. However, the lineup consists entirely of diesel units. The base engine is 96 horsepower. Its working volume is 2.29 liters. Despite the low power, this engine has a good torque (240 Nm), which is available from 1.8 thousand revolutions. This unit is equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Next on the list is a 116 horsepower turbodiesel engine. What is noteworthy, the volume of this engine is identical to the previous one. There is also a 136-horsepower unit. Torque is 270 and 320 Nm for the first and second installation, respectively. These engines are equipped with a five-speed manual transmission or a six-band automatic.
Flagship is a line of three-liter power units. “Junior” develops 146 horsepower, and “senior” - 176. Torque is 350 and 400 Nm. Thrust is available at 1.3-3 thousand revolutions per minute. Injection system - “Common Rail” of the second generation.
The owners respond positively to powertrains. The service interval
is 40 thousand kilometers. This reduces downtime and reduces operating costs. The only problem is the EGR valve. With our fuel, it starts to clog. Often owners simply drown out this valve. The cost of the procedure is about 20 thousand rubles. As a result, thrust and engine power increase. However, the exhaust standard drops sharply. In the factory version, Iveco complies with Euro-4 and Euro-5 standards. There is also a particulate filter
in the design .
Over time, it becomes clogged (150 thousand kilometers) and requires replacement. But a cheaper option is to remove the filter mechanically and programmatically. The cost of work is up to 25 thousand rubles.
The diesel "Daily" has an acceptable traction. Even with a full load, the car easily goes up and accelerates quickly. The maximum speed of the van is 146 kilometers per hour. And fuel consumption - from 8 to 12 liters, depending on the selected motor and operating mode (city / highway).
The front of the car is equipped with an independent suspension with hydraulic shock absorbers, as well as a transverse spring. In some versions, a torsion bar suspension with anti-roll bar is used. Behind is a bridge and semi-elliptical springs. What is noteworthy, "Iveco-Daily" is one of the few vans that are built on a frame structure. In most cases, minibuses have a supporting body. The use of the frame has increased the capacity. It can be from one and a half (this is the cargo-passenger van "Iveco-Daily") to three tons (long-base models).
We also note that the Iveco-Daily can be equipped with pneumatic rear suspension. It is characterized by high smoothness and allows you to quickly adjust the loading height if necessary. But usually such a suspension is ordered for on-board modifications and isothermal booths.
So, we found out what the Iveco-Daily commercial truck is. For many, this van has become a great alternative to the Sprinter. In terms of reliability, these machines are equally resourceful and hardy. The car has a comfortable and ergonomic interior, as well as a roomy body.