Iveco is currently highlighting the new additions to its extra-heavy, heavy, and medium ranges, along with highlights from its Iveco Astra and Iveco Bus brands, at the Johannesburg International Motor Show 2013 (JIMS).
The 11-day biennial tradeshow is an automotive exhibition and automotive lifestyle event held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre is being held through October 27 with an estimated turnout of 275,000 visitors.
Iveco’s 400-square-metre indoor stand is located in the Roy-A01/A02 area and a 775-square-meter stand located in the outdoor area. The indoor stand hosts a series of launches for the local African market with focus placed on the arrival of the latest extra-heavy range vehicles: the new Stralis Hi-Way and the new Trakker. The heavy-duty Eurocargo also has its preview in Johannesburg, ahead of its official launch scheduled for next year here in South Africa.
The following vehicles are exhibited in the indoor area: the new Stralis Hi-Way Euro V; a new Trakker with a Hi Land 6×4 cab; a new Trakker with a Hi Land 6×4 rigid cab; a new Euro III Eurocargo for the African market; a current 14-tonne Eurocargo; a 65-seater front engine bus; a Daily 4×4 with a chassis cab; a Daily Euro IV luxury Minibus; and a Daily Euro IV panel van.
In addition to product highlights, the Iveco stand also features an area dedicated to FPT Industrial Cursor and Tector engine technology. A 4×4 area dedicated to the Daily4Africa experience showcases two 4×4 Daily vehicles that recently completed a 12,000 km road safety campaign journey across southern Africa. Two 4×4 instructors are present in this area to take visitors on a tour of the stand and promote Iveco’s road safety initiative in collaboration with the FIA’s (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) Action for Road Safety Campaign. The Daily4Africa 4×4 vehicles are also accompanied by professional drivers to take visitors on a tour of the outdoor 4×4 area, according to the company.
The new light-duty Daily features a truck-style chassis frame, rear-wheel drive, common rail fuel injection, turbocharged diesel engine, up to 17.2 m3 of loading space volume and 210 cm of interior height, 6-speed transmission and seven tonnes of maximum permitted mass.
The 50C15 minibus model commercialised for the local African market features a Euro IV engine with 150 HP and 170 HP versions.
Together with the engines are new technologies such as the stop & start functionality and the GSI (Gear Shift Indicator) system which both help drivers to improve their driving style while reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 10 percent compared with the previous Daily.
In terms of safety, the new Daily sees the introduction of the latest generation ESP 9 system which utilizes active sensors, including ABS, EBD, ASR (traction control), MSR (over-run torque limitation), Hill Holder, LAC (Active Load Control), as well as new features such as the HFC (Hydraulic Brake Fade Control), RMI (Roll Movement Intervention), ROM (Roll Over Mitigation) and TSM (Selective braking enhancing vehicle and trailer dynamic stability) and Hydraulic Rear Wheel Boost (HRB). All of these technologies significantly reduce the Daily’s braking distance, providing major road safety benefits, according to the manufacturer.
Iveco’s aftersales and financing services are also represented on the stand for JIMS 2013’s visitors to learn more about the various services and product assistance packages, original spare parts and accessories offered for the entire product line-up. All Iveco aftersales and financing services are continuously improved to ensure that customers benefit from unparalleled technical and financial assistance starting from the moment of purchase throughout the entire vehicle lifecycle. A ‘Become Our Dealer’ info desk and merchandise shop complete Iveco’s offering on the indoor stand.