NEW DAILY MINIBUS, 22 SEATER AND ALL NEW SAFETY FEATURES
Iveco Bus has launched a New Daily Minibus, which comes available in diesel and alternatives energies such as Natural Power and Electric. Compared with its predecessor the changes in this New Daily are mainly to be found in the connecting services (internet), new safety systems and new drivelines, although it has also new led headlights, a new three piece bumper with easy stepup to clean the front window ans an enhanced grille which gives a 15
We had the chance to do a little testdrive with the New Daily Minibus Natural Power, equipped with a 3-litre 136hp engine with 350 Nm of torque. According to the Iveco engineers, this engine complies with the Euro 6/D standard, with 76% less fine particle emissions and 12% less nitrogen oxide emissions than a diesel engine. The CO2 emissions should be 3% lower than those of the equivalent diesel engine. The application of Hi-Matic transmission to natural gas should further improve this by 5%. In addition, when used with biomethane, CO2 emissions can be reduced even further, by up to 95%. It’s the first time that the Natural Power engine is combined with the exclusive Hi-Matic 8-speed automatic transmission (ZF build). A Telma retarder can also be added, to further improve driving comfort and passenger safety. The significantly lower sound level makes this vehicle remarkably clean and quiet, a major advantage in low-emission zones. It has 3 CNG tanks between the axles for 190 kilo CNG. In addition 2 tanks of 50 kilo CNG can be installed behind the rear axle. The range should be around 300 kilometres for this 22 passenger 6,5 ton GVW vehicle. This New Dailly Minibus has the TomTom Truck navigation on board, in which weight and length ca be adjusted to avoid roads were this vehcile is not allowed.
Interesting features on this New Daily are amongst other, hill hold and a start stop system. There s also an improved lane keeping system which works together with the electronic power steering system, and – very handy – Queue Assist. With Queue Assist the New Daily follows the vehicle ahead and automatically operating the accelerator and brakes to keep their place in a queue, eliminating the stress of stop-start traffic. The feature City Mode increases the power steering assistance, reducing the effort to turn the wheel by up to 70%, making it easy to manoeuvrer in city streets. Hill Descent Control, helps driving downhill slowly and safely on long, steep slopes, and Traction Plus, which keeps a firm grip on slippery surfaces, such as sand, mud or snow.
The Advanced Emergency Braking System and City Brake PRO prevents collisions at speeds below 50 km/h, or mitigates the impact at higher speeds. It autonomously detects the potential for a collision ahead and brakes accordingly without the driver’s intervention.
Iveco has set up a brand new connectivity system and offers telematics solutions to help to optimize efficiency. There is the MyDaily portal now also accessible through the MyDaily app. It enables vehicle owners to monitor their Daily from their desktop computer or on the move from their mobile device. They can analyse its performance and fuel consumption, as well as the driver’s driving style. For fleet managers, the New Daily offers a complete solution powered by Verizon Connect that will enable them to reduce the fleet’s expenses with better navigation, fleet visibility, advanced engine diagnostics and real-time mileage reporting.