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IVECO launches Australian-built Euro 6 Stralis X-Way range

Commercial vehicle manufacturer, IVECO, has launched a Euro 6-rated Stralis X-Way as part of a new range specifically developed for vocational and construction applications.

The range is suited to operations in which on-road work may also require a level of off-road mobility IVECO announced this week.

These will include 6x4 AD/AT and 6x4 AS prime mover models as well as 6x4 AD/AT, 8x4 AD/AT and 8x4 AS rigids.

The prime movers feature GVMs of 25 tonnes and GCMs of 45 tonnes while the rigids range between 25 and 30 tonnes GVM and 40 to 45 tonnes GCM.

All prime mover models are equipped with rear 8 bag Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (ECAS) and front parabolic springs.

Rigid variants use the same rear suspension. These will include ECAS suspension on the 8x4 models.

The 6x4 AD/AT has a mechanical rear suspension option and standard front parabolic springs.

Cabin options include a ‘Day’, ‘Sleeper’ and ‘Active Space Sleeper’ for prime movers and rigid models while wheelbase options are 3900 and 4200mm for the prime movers and 5720, 5800, 6300 and 6500mm depending on the rigid model selected.

The Stralis X-Way project marks the culmination of a four-year engineering program between IVECO Australia and IVECO’s global engineering centre.

This has resulted in models that combine extensive local development with the latest innovative technologies from Europe.

New models have undergone extensive on-road testing in Australia and in Europe across a three year period with encouraging results.

At the heart of the vehicles are new IVECO Cursor 9, 11 and 13 common rail engines with additional power and torque.

Outputs range from 310 hp and 1300 Nm for the entry level Cursor 9 to 510 hp and 2300 Nm for the Cursor 13.

The IVECO Cursor 11 and 13 engines benefit from a new turbocharger that provides immediate response at low engine speeds and superior engine braking.

Complementing the engine range is IVECO’s new HiTroniX automated transmission.

A 12-speed, direct drive unit, it delivers fast gear changes and also has the ability to more efficiently select the correct ratio for the conditions. As well as delivering more efficient vehicle performance, the HiTroniX can achieve an extended life (up to 80 per cent) compared to other AMTs, for durability of up to 1.6 million kilometres leading to lower vehicle cost-of-ownership.

For greater flexibility across a range of applications, the HitroniX is equipped with ‘Rocking’ and ‘Creeping’ modes as well as four reverse gears.

The Stralis X-Way range will be built in Australia at IVECO’s Dandenong manufacturing facility alongside current generation Euro 5 Stralis AS-L models, the ACCO and the Delta and Graduate bus chassis.

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