Iveco Daily 7 tonne van is 'greatest weapon'
Iveco Daily sales of 7- and 7.2-tonne vans have matched those of the 7.5-tonne Eurocargo trucks in 2016, according to the company, registering 1,133 Daily vans in the weight category last year.
Speaking at its UK headquarters in Basildon, Essex, Iveco MD Stuart Webster said that it is “one of the greatest weapons in [its] armoury” and that “as the first and only 7- and 7.2-tonne semi-forward control product on the market, it is opening up a completely new market sector all on its lonesome”.
Webster said: “We now sell almost as many Dailys at this weight as Eurocargo 7.5-tonne trucks, and that is a huge indicator of the way the market in lighter weight trucks is moving.
“The lighter truck sector is moving increasingly towards this type of product for bigger load volumes within the smallest on-road footprint,” he explain
In recognition of this, he said, Iveco is adding the 7-tonne Daily to its Driveaway programme (7.5-tonne Eurocargos are already available through Driveaway – which is a scheme that makes ready-built product available to the market at short notice).
“Availability is key these days - and Driveaway was put together to respond to the short-term needs of operators in today’s world,” Webster said.