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Iveco’s International Truck of the Year-winning Euro 6 Eurocargo is now available in Australia, providing operators with a host of new safety and efficiency features rarely seen before in medium duty trucks.
Prime Mover magazine can confirm that the models will be available in a variety of specification choices ranging from 12 to 18 tonnes GVM in 4x2 configuration and with ‘Day’, ‘Sleeper’ (with high roof option) and ‘Crew Cab’ variants to suit a broad range of applications. Available in two power ratings, the Tector 7 engine develops 250 hp (185 kW) and 627 lb/ft (850 Nm) in ML120 models, and 280 hp (206 kW) and 738 lb/ft (1,000 Nm) in ML 160 and ML180 models.
“The new E6 Eurocargo is recognition that all operators are deserving of the latest vehicle technologies which shouldn’t be reserved for those who operate a top-of-the-line European prime mover,” said Iveco Australia & New Zealand Product Manager, Marco Quaranta. “With clear back of cab options and up to 14 pallets of payload on the day cab models, Iveco is targeting customers across a range of applications from general freight and refrigerated, to tilt tray and crane truck work.”
To meet the more stringent Euro 6 emissions standards, the new models use Iveco’s new ‘HI-SCR’ system, which involves a single AdBlue after-treatment system combined with a Diesel Particulate Filter. Backing the engines is a choice of either a manual ZF 9-speed overdrive transmission with dash-mounted gearshift or the Allison S3000, five-speed full automatic with torque convertor.
All new Eurocargo variants feature front and rear disc brakes with ABS, Anti-Slip Regulator, Electronic Stability Program and Advanced Emergency Braking System. The new Eurocargo can be specified with Adaptive Cruise Control and a Lane Departure Warning System, a Hill Holder function, Driver’s SRS airbag and Daytime Running Lamps. New cabin panels have been used to improve aerodynamics.
The E6 Eurocargo will be sold alongside the earlier E5 models. These current E5 vehicles (including a 4x4 model) will also undergo enhancements in the coming months when they adopt their E6 sibling’s new exterior cabin appearance and many of the new model’s interior cabin appointments. The complete test drive analysis from truck industry expert, Peter Shields, will be part of an upcoming edition of Prime Mover.