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Rental firm orders 60 Iveco vans

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has entered the van segment with an order for 60 new Iveco Daily vans, providing additional options for its Australian customers.

“Our entry into the van segment adds to our existing passenger fleet, as we wanted to expand our service offering to customers,” said National Remarketing and Franchise Manager – ANZ, Thai Pham.

“In Australia we’ve previously been limited to passenger vehicles but we’ve identified some opportunities in the commercial vehicle space, particularly with vans and our plan is to launch commercial vehicles to all major cities in Australia.”

Twenty-five units of the 60 new Daily van order have already been delivered with the vehicles making their way to Enterprise outlets along Australia’s eastern seaboard and to South Australia – the remaining vehicles will enter service in early 2018.

All of the vans are specified with Iveco’s 2.3-litre turbodiesel engine producing 126hp and 320Nm of torque.

Pham said that the engine was a good match for the 12m³ vans in this application, particularly when coupled to Iveco’s ‘Hi-Matic’ eight-speed full automatic transmission.

“The smaller engine provided an attractive value proposition and provided adequate power to allow our rental customer to confidently operate the vans at the upper end of their payload,” he said.

“The availability of a full automatic transmission was extremely important for us – we want to make driving the van as easy as possible for our clients and potential customers, the New Daily really drives like a car."

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