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Euro 6 Iveco Stralis delivers fuel efficiency gains

Select fleets around Australia are seeing fuel gains from the new Euro 6 Stralis under real world conditions according to commercial vehicle manufacturer IVECO.

Sydney-based business CEVA Logistics has been trialing for over a year the latest Euro 6 4x2 prime mover, the fourth according to sub-contractor Mark Schipper who requires it in single trailer application for vehicle transportation all over the country.

To date the Stralis has accumulated 240,000 kilometres. The Stralis Euro 6 features a new driveline and reportedly offers significant reduction in Total Cost of Ownership and Co2 emissions. 

“Fuel consumption in the new model is noticeably lower and fuelling costs are several hundred dollars lower per month than with the previous model,” said Schipper. 
An 11-litre 460 horsepower IVECO Cursor common rail engine features a new unit injection set-up and improves upon the 10-litre displacement of the previous generation engine.

Torque has been increased by 50Nm to 2150Nm.

According to an official media release circulated this week by IVECO, an Electronically-managed Variable Geometry Turbocharger (EVGT) has made improvements to efficiency and output.

The new HI-SCR system from its Euro 6 Eurocargo models, featuring a Diesel Particulate Filter, has also been included.

HI-SCR reportedly compares favourably against EGR and SCR equivalents in addition to improved engine braking improvements of up to 30 per cent, in some cases.

“The new Stralis is quiet, there’s barely any engine noise, it’s comfortable and as easy to drive as a car,” said Schipper.

“Combined with the AMT, it’s a great mix,” he said.

“Why would you want to change gears if you don’t have to? I can be in this truck for as long as 14 hours a day, yet when I get out at the end of the day I still feel fresh.”

With fewer components across its system the Stralis Euro 6 is defined by greater simplicity with driver regeneration not required.

Schipper said improvements had been made to the safety and technology with adaptive cruise control and a lane departure warning system now available. Steering wheel-mounted controls come with a touchscreen multimedia system and Bluetooth.

Being away home from home often, Schipper said sleeping in the truck, sometimes four nights a week is made easier by the generous dimensions of the high roof cabin.

“The bunk area has all the space I need to have a good sleep, I’ve also fitted a cabin cooler for the warmer months,” he said.

“I really like the IVECO Stralis range and this is easily the best one I’ve owned.”

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