International Equipment & Contracting Company unveils “New IVECO Daily” for Oman market

  • a completely revamped heir to a tradition of excellence
  • Strong by nature, incredibly light, comfortable and easy to handle
  • A business oriented vehicle that features larger volumes, a more accessible loading platform and lower fuel consumption
  • The new DAILY has been completely redesigned to meet every need of light commercial transport, a new concept, a new vehicle, a new generation of Daily vehicles
  • The load carrying capacities ranging from 3.5t to 7t

Muscat, 7th October 2015
International Equipment & Contracting Company, the exclusive dealer of IVECO Commercial vehicles in Oman, unveiled the much anticipated all-new IVECO Daily amidst media guests, international and local partners and select customers. The glittering ceremony was held at the Muscat Holiday Hotel, presided byMr. Pierre Lahutte (IVECO Brand President), Mr Luca Sra (Head – Africa & Middle East), Mr. Ahmed Bahwan (Chairman – Bahwan International Group Holding) and Mr. Divyendu Kumar (Managing Director – BahwanInternational Group Holding).

The completely re-engineered IVECO Daily is poised to become the new benchmark in the LCV segment. This game-changing model will raise segment standards to new highs with its unmatched features like best in class load volume efficiency, car like comfort and driveability and optimized fuel consumption.

On this occasion Pierre Lahutte (IVECO Brand President)stated, “Oman represents a key country for our development in the Gulf, a growing market with important construction and infrastructure projects moving forward as the country economy grows year over year. This year Iveco more than doubled last year performances in HDT segment, thanks to the most complete line up in the market and a valuable partner, IECC. But indeed our line up ranges from light to heavy duty with the best performing offer at each level. Today we are delighted to introduce the New Daily to our customers in Oman. The New Daily, the third generation of Iveco’s light commercial vehicles, available both in van and chassis cab versions, has been named the “International Van of the Year 2015” for its contribution in setting new standards in terms of TCO, comfort, driveability& efficiency. I am sure this model will be appreciated, as it has been in all the countries it has been launched: from today our customers can count on the New Daily as a reliable and efficient working partner” Across the globe this vehicle has alreadymade greatcontributions to the standards of efficiency and the sustainability of transport of goods by road with respect to environment and safety of people. The New Daily isa major step forward in improving Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), Comfort, Driveability, Productivity, and Sustainability.

Mr. Ahmed Bahwan commented, “Today we offer among the largest range of Commercial Vehicles in Oman, catering to almost every customer segment. We are confident that with the launch of the New Daily, this position will get further consolidated and willadvance the whole IVECO LCV segment forward into the future. With higher levels of technology, the New Daily is not only positioned to appeal to existing customers in the region, but will also attract a new range of buyers looking for quality and enhanced performance.”

Mr. Divyendu Kumar added, “IVECO’s dominating position will be further consolidated with the introduction of All New IVECO Daily. The IVECO brand has earned immense loyalty over the years owing to reliable and well-engineered commercial vehicles. Its superior technology in terms of performance, comfort and safety features present exceptionally high standards for a vehicle in its class.”

The new Daily ever, is a perfect balance between cutting-edge innovations and the continued evolution of the Daily’sstrong heritage. The Daily is a “global” vehicle: more than 2.6 million Daily vehicles have been sold to date in over 110 countries worldwide.

While 80% of components have been redesigned, the New Daily has preserved its classic ladder frame chassis structure, which has long been a key part of its DNA and ensures its sturdiness, versatility and durability over time, including maximum bodybuilding flexibility for chassis cab versions.

Thanks to the new architecture, with longer wheelbases and reduced rear overhang, the New Daily guarantees excellent driveability without compromising its consolidated agility in confined spaces.

The new front suspension QUAD-LEAF, standard on 3.5 tonnes single wheels, constitutes the excellent blend between the two previous single- and twin-wheel versions, guaranteeing increased load carrying capacity of the first and ground clearance and maximum allowed payload on axles of the latter.

For the single-wheel models, the rear suspension has also been redesigned, which has yielded two important improvements: a decrease in the height of the load platform by approximately 55 millimeters to facilitate vehicle loading and unloading, and a reduction of oversteer in load transfers when cornering. The combination of the new front and rear suspension systems, and the new longer wheelbases for the van produce a dynamic, category-leading performance in terms of safety and stability.

The third generation of the Daily is also focused on business requirements and offers a considerable reduction in fuel consumption compared with the previous model, with a significant improvement in vehicle running costs, together with the best performance in the category offering a wide range of engines, transmissions and axle ratios.

But that is not all: the comfort of the vehicle has also been greatly improved. The driver of the New Daily can benefit from a more comfortable and quieter interior compartment that guarantees the driving position and sensations typical of a premium automobile, as well as a multitude of closed and open storage compartments. The ergonomic design of the controls is at the top of its category, the sound insulation has been improved, the air conditioning system is more efficient and driving comfort is excellent in all load conditions.

Strength, robustness and versatility, the tradition continues:

The ladder frame chassis is a vital element in the vehicle’s robustness and modularity: the load carrying structure of the chassis with a C-profile, made from high-resistance steel, is guaranteed to be long-lasting and afford maximum bodybuilding flexibility. This solution is the ideal support for every type of Daily configuration, allowing the vehicle to be more easily converted than the box- frame version, and makes it the only vehicle in its category capable of reaching a gross vehicle weight of up to 7 tonnes. The chassis confirms the excellent basic design of a top-of-the-range commercial vehicle.

The New Daily van: the new architecture
The repositioning of the Daily in the single-wheel van segment is one of the most important objectives behind the vehicle’s design. The New Daily improves all performance areas of single-wheel vans. The load carrying efficiency has been optimized through the improved balance between the vehicle’s main dimensional elements: wheelbase, total length and useful length. The available wheelbases have been revised and now include 3,520 and 4,100 mm, with the last two available with both a short overhang and a long overhang.

With the new longer wheelbases, the New Daily can offer a new range of load carrying volumes. The new 18 and 19.6 m3 models are the best in their category in terms of available load space and the 10.8 m3 version is the best in terms of load efficiency, an indicator that measures the ratio between the length of the load platform and the total length.

GVW of the van models range from 3.5 to 7 tonnes with vehicle load space volumes ranging from 9 to 19.6 m3. The van comes in heights of up to 2,100 mm, so that even tall users can stand upright in the loading compartment. External lengths range between 5,040 to 7,500 mm, while the load compartment starts from 2,600 mm up to 5,100 mm.

The New Daily van is the only vehicle with a GVW of up to 7 tonnes and load carrying capacity of up to 4,000 kg that allows the same volumes to be transported with fewer trips, thus reducing costs and increasing productivity. All of these features make it the vehicle of choice for transport professionals, both for distribution and for all applications that require large volumes, excellent performance and durability under pressure.

The New Daily chassis cab models:
The range of chassis cab models is the largest on the market, with gross vehicle weights ranging from 3.5 to 7 tonnes, the wheelbase from 3,000 to 4,750 mm and total vehicle lengths of up to 6,190 mm. The new 4,100 mm wheelbase and single-wheel version combines excellent drive ability and a 4,500 mm bodybuilding surface, whilst preserving the distinctive qualities of the Daily and enhancing drive ability.

The New Daily chassis cab model is the only vehicle in its class with a useful load carrying capacity of up to 4,700 kg. Maximum load on front and rear axles is also at the top of the category. The 146 HP engine on twin-wheel versions is now also available with a 3 liter capacity and variable geometry turbocharger, improving payload capacity by more than 60kg, whilst offering enhanced fuel consumption and lower emissions.

Better handling and drive ability:
The new architecture with long wheelbases and reduced rear overhang has improved the balance and handling of the New Daily van without compromising its extraordinary agility in tight spaces. Its turning circle (10.5 m) is the best in its category.

A new front suspension system has been developed in order to fully exploit the potential of the new vehicle. It improves comfort and driveability, and will be adopted as standard on both van and chassis cab versions.

The new QUAD LEAF front suspension is based on a double quadrilateral arrangement with traverse leaf springs that produces excellent results in terms of containing dimensions and masses.

The front suspension system has also been restyled with a dual quadrilateral arrangement and a torsion beam. The QUAD-TOR suspension system, standard on twin-wheel versions, has been adapted for heavy usage and can carry a maximum axle load of 2,500 kg (2,100 kg for versions up to 5 tonnes). This solution, which uses a torsion beam as a flexible element, is a unique feature in the sector and has been one of the Daily’s strengths since it was first launched.

The rear suspension system on single-wheel versions has also been revised and its geometry has been recalibrated in order to minimiseoversteer and increase the damping efficiency of the shock absorbers. A weight reduction of 8 kg in comparison to the previous model, along with a loading compartment lowered by 55 mm make the New Daily a top level competitor in the rear wheel drive vehicle market.

Safety standards have also been enhanced with the New Daily. Aside from the optional Electronic Stability Program (ESP), the New Daily introduces high-technological content, such as the Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), that emits an acoustic signal when the vehicle departs from the marker lines of a lane without activating the signal indicators. The system is extremely effective in preventing accidents caused by distractions or drowsiness.

The New Daily range of engines and performance:
New Daily is provided with 3 liter engine capacity, two fuel types - diesel 146 Hp or compressed natural gas 136 Hp.

Profitability: the New Daily offers the best fuel economy ever
The New Daily features important technologies which aim to limit consumption: fuel savings equate to an average of 5.5%, depending on the different vehicle versions, and can reach up to 14% with EcoPack for urban missions.

Exterior design: new and functional
The Iveco “family feeling” makes its debut on the New Daily. The vehicle design has been completely renewed and once again allows the Daily to stand out for its strong personality, distinctive style and attention to detail.

The front-end stems from the composition of different modules: the glazedsurface of the windscreen, framed by black pillars, continues seamlessly into the side windows and joins with the band created by the headlamps and the grille at the height of the mirrors. The bonnet stands out between the two modules like a floating expanse: it’s encompassing shape and dimensions facilitate access to the engine compartment. Lower down, the bumpers stretch to the robust wheel arches and assist road holding with their horizontal design.

The New Daily features a design as sophisticated as any car, but it has its own, clear identity which it proudly displays because its shape is closely linked to its function. The headlamps are in a raised position and retracted to avoid damage in the case of minor impacts. The continuous line between the headlamps and the front grille descends to highlight the energy and road-holding. The bands which encase all the sides protect the body and aesthetically separate the lower section with the mechanical parts from the upper section which is dedicated to the cab and the load compartment. The larger glazed area makes the interior compartment feel brighter and increases vertical visibility, and the new style improves vehicle aerodynamics.

Interior design: the new concept of comfort driving
The cab interior has also been completely redesigned to make it an even more pleasant environment for the driver and crew to be in, thanks to a space developed to increase visibility, ergonomics and sound insulation. The new dashboard, completely redesigned to enhance vehicle ergonomics, seat and steering wheel, allows the driver to adopt a similar driving position and have a similar experience to that offered by a premium automobile.

The New Daily range includes vans, semi-window vans, chassis cabs, chassis crew cabs, chassis cowls and minibus versions.

About IECC

International Equipment & Contracting Company LLC is Special Equipment division of Bahwan International Group Holding having focus on exclusive distributorships for sales, marketing& service of reputed brands of Commercial Trucks, Earthmoving, Construction, Industrial and Survey equipment.

Established in 1985, IECC has a modern 3-S facility on Nizwa Road, Mawaleh and branch locations in Sohar and Salalah.

With dedicated teams for sales and service, IECC serves customers in all important segments in Oman. IECC is playing a critical role in development of the country.

IECC is committed to be an important player in Oman’s Infrastructure development through the supply of World-class High-end Technology Products and best-in-class after sales support.

IVECO

IVECO is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). IVECO designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications such as off-road missions.

The brand’s wide range of products include the Daily, a vehicle that covers the 3 – 7 ton vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo from 6 – 16 tons, the Trakker(dedicated to off-road missions) and the Stralis, both over 16 tons. In addition, the company offers mining and construction vehicles, rigid and articulated dump trucks and specialty vehicles.

IVECO employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 7 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America whereit produces vehicles featuring the latest advancedtechnologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support whereveran Iveco vehicle is at work.

For further information about Iveco: www.iveco.com

For further information about CNH Industrial: www.cnhindustrial.com