The Daily cab chassis provides all the great benefits of the van range, which has won a multitude of awards over the years, while allowing the owner to fit the body that best suits their needs.
With its large payload, superior strength, reliability and abundant driver comfort and safety features, the Daily is ideal for a large range of applications. Because the Daily features a tough C-section chassis and low tare weight, it’s a great platform for a broad selection of bodies, from simple steel or aluminium trays, to tippers, service units, pantechs and more sophisticated bodies needing CAN-BUS connections.
On offer across the single cab chassis range are payloads spanning from 2.4 tonnes to over 4.5 tonnes along with braked towing capacity of up to 3.5 tonnes. The combination positions the Daily cab chassis as a powerful workhorse, suitable for a wide variety of tasks, with most of the range being able to be driven on a standard car licence.
Daily cab chassis models also share the Daily Van’s driveline, and includes the choice of two powerful yet fuel efficient engines with up to 205 hp / 470 Nm, as well as two transmission options, a smooth changing 6-speed manual or the market-leading ‘Hi-Matic’ 8-speed full automatic.
With its many attributes, the Daily cab chassis range is the ideal choice for buyers wanting to upgrade from a traditional ute, or for those making the switch from a cab over light duty truck to enjoy the many, safety, comfort and ride benefits.
And now with the introduction of IVECO 'Business Premium', 'Comfort' and 'Efficiency' packs to the Daily range, it's easier and more cost effective to choose a Daily model to best suit the application.
Powering the range are two core direct-injection IVECO diesel engines, both are 3.0 litre and deliver market-leading power and torque outputs.
The entry level engine for the cab chassis uses a variable geometry system and intercooler to produce power of 170 hp / 430 Nm. Also available is a twin turbo version of the 3.0 litre which offers increased power of 205 hp / 470 Nm.
To meet stringent Euro 5 emissions standards, E5 Daily engine range employs an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system. IVECO’s E5 engine range is extremely well-regarded in the commercial vehicle industry for combining high power output and fuel efficiency, as well as long service intervals.
Market-leading automatic transmission
The Daily features an industry-first 8-speed ‘Hi-Matic’ full automatic transmission that provides the operator with an effortless driving experience courtesy of a self-adaptive shift strategy that results in correct gear selection and shifts that take less than 200 milliseconds.
The Hi-Matic used in the new Daily has been extensively tested for Australian climatic conditions and features a revised oil cooler for even stronger performance.
To assist in reducing fuel consumption, the Hi-Matic features both ‘Eco’ and ‘Power’ modes. When Eco is selected, the transmission reduces torque limits, while Power Mode holds the vehicle in each gear for longer for even crisper acceleration should it be required.
Additionally, thanks to its 8-speeds – the widest ratio spread of any automatic van transmission available in Australia – the engine will always be operating at its optimal speed. A 6-speed manual transmission is also available.
With many Daily owners expected to spend long periods on the roads, IVECO have equipped the new model with an extensive array of standard active and passive safety features.
While some light commercial vehicle competitors provide a front disc / rear drum brake set-up, the new Daily provides the superior stopping power of disc brakes ‘all-round’. Adding to the braking equation is ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution).
Also standard on all models is IVECO’s ‘ESP 9’ safety package which includes Electronic Stability Control, Trailer Sway Mitigation, Anti Slip Regulator, Adaptive Load Control, Hydraulic Rear Wheel Boost, Hydraulic Fading Compensation, Roll Movement Intervention and Roll Over Mitigation.
Passive safety features include driver, passenger and curtain airbags. All models are also equipped with low level fog lamps with cornering function. The cornering function automatically activates the fog lamps on bends casting light into the direction the driver is steering. It also engages once the indicator is applied.
Operators wanting additional safety can select the optional Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system which uses radar to warn the driver if the vehicle is moving from its lane.
Drives like a car
The latest Daily range continues to offer a car-like driving position, superior handling and a high level of driver appointments, helping to reduce driver fatigue even after extended periods on the road.
Insulation levels in the latest cabins have been increased resulting in a 4dB interior noise reduction and reduced vibration compared to its predecessor, wind noise has also been reduced by redesigning the B Pillar swabs and modifying the shape of the side mirrors to allow quieter airflow.
The Daily cabin features ample storage compartments, including a new dash central open storage area with USB sockets allowing convenient charging of mobile devices and tablets.
Smoothing out the bumps is the locally tested front suspension which offers outstanding drivability, comfort and dynamic response, while guaranteeing maximum stability on Australian roads.
The rear suspension has been calibrated to control over-steering, providing outstanding vibration dampening and driving stability even on the most demanding roads. An optional rear pneumatic air suspension is also available providing a more supple ride for occupants while better protecting fragile and load-sensitive cargo.
With seating for up to three adults and the versatility to be fitted with a wide range of bodies to best suit the customer’s needs, the Daily single cab chassis provides the strength of a truck combined with a low tare weight to maximise the payload.
While there is no denying its tough workhorse underpinnings, on the inside the Daily single cab offers a car-like driving environment with all the safety features and abundant driver appointments, making the trip to and from the worksite or extended periods on the road comfortable and enjoyable.
The Daily single cab chassis is the best-selling European cab chassis in Australia attracting a strong following from buyers that are recognising its many benefits over older-styled cab over light trucks.
If seating for a full work crew is needed, selected Daily cab chassis models are available as dual cab variants providing transport for the driver and up to six passengers while still allowing plenty of room for equipment and materials.
Dual cab models range in GVM from 4495 kg to 6700 kg for payloads of over 4100 kg depending on the body fitted – there are also several wheel base options from 3400 mm to 4750 mm allowing for a wide variety of body options.
Daily dual cab models are available with the same engine, transmission and safety features as their single cab counterparts.
The latest Daily light truck models introduce several upgrade ‘Pack’ options, designed to allow customers to select a range of specifications more closely aligned to their application.
Building on the Daily range’s already generous list of standard features, prospective buyers can add to these by choosing from the ‘Business Premium Pack’, ‘Comfort Pack’ or ‘Efficiency Pack’.
Business Premium pack
Ideal for courier and pick-up and delivery work, particularly in metropolitan and urban environments, Business Premium further increases the functionality of the Daily as a workhorse and business tool. The pack includes items such as IVECONNECT multimedia system with GPS, reverse buzzer and integrated fog lights.
With the Business Premium Pack selected, owners can then further up spec their Daily by adding either a Comfort or Efficiency Pack, or perhaps even both.
Owners who spend extended periods behind the wheel will appreciate the Comfort Pack, which adds an air-suspended and heated driver’s seat with armrest, ensuring every drive is perfectly smooth even on rougher roads.
Other Comfort Pack appointments include an automatic climate control system which provides easy and accurate graduation of in-cabin temperature, creating an ideal driving environment.
The third pack option targets efficiency and includes features that help further cut the cost of running a Daily cab chassis.
The Efficiency Pack is designed to further reduce the cost of operating a Daily cab chassis.
A feature of this Pack is the ‘Ecoswitch’ function. Designed for use primarily when the cab chassis is only lightly loaded or totally unladed, once pressed, the Ecoswitch reduces vehicle torque leading to reduced fuel consumption.
Also included is IVECO’s new Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), helping to keep drivers in their lanes and more safely on the way to their destinations.
The new pack options allow buyers to more closely align their cab chassis specification with the application at hand and to enjoy the cost benefits of grouping several of these options.
Some prospective buyers may prefer an entry level package that although is still well specified, doesn’t have features that they might not want or need – IVECO can now better cater to these buyers and provide them Daily ownership at a lower price point. And those customers that do still want a full equipment list can have it via the various pack options.
Owners still requiring more specific options beyond those grouped into the three Packs can continue to select from IVECO’s extensive options lists, covering items including rear air suspension, rear differential lock, dual sliding doors, cargo area windows plus IVECO’s market-leading ‘Hi-Matic’ 8-speed full automatic transmission.
As standard, safety levels across all Daily models remain high with front and rear disc brakes with ABS, four airbags and the IVECO ‘ESP 9’ program which provides a package of 11 active safety features including Electronic Brake Force Distribution and Electronic Stability Program.
Couriers, refrigerated and non-refrigerated vans are responsible for delivering a broad range of goods and consumables all around our cities and towns. Payload, driver comfort and safety are important considerations for these tasks. Depending on the application, there is a Daily cab chassis to suit all manner of delivery work.
Tradespeople and contractors are eager users of commercial vehicles – the Daily cab chassis range provides a wide selection of wheelbases, GVM and volume making them ideal for trades who want a versatile vehicle with the payload to their building materials, tools and equipment.
The new Daily is the ideal platform on which to build a motorhome body and IVECO is a preferred supplier to this industry. Safety, performance, fuel efficiency and driver and passenger comfort are important factors in choosing a base for a motorhome – the new Daily cab chassis has all of these virtues and more.
Unlike a motorhome which uses a body that is integrated onto the cab chassis, a fifth wheeler set-up sees the cab chassis used to tow a caravan (usually large). Instead of towing via a traditional tow-bar, a fifth wheel set-up sees the caravan attached to a turntable on the vehicle’s tray, this allows towing of larger caravans and improves road stability, braking and other performance. All Daily cab chassis models – including single and dual cabs – are ideal for this application.
From food truck operators to pet groomers or motorcycle transporters, the Daily provides the versatility no matter what the application. With its many market-leading features the Daily range is being put to work around Australia across all sorts of industry sectors, from the commonplace to the unique.
The new Daily is modern, sleek and aesthetically-pleasing while keeping functionality in mind.
The distinctive angled headlamps are positioned high up on the cabin and set-back to minimise damage from minor knocks while the rounded bonnet is generously proportioned providing improved aerodynamics while allowing easy engine access at service time.
The Daily’s low fuel consumption is achieved through a combination of features. The engines themselves now use low friction piston rings and higher grade engines oils.
A ‘smart’ alternator has also been introduced – this device is activated when the accelerator is released and kinetic energy is recovered.
Also assisting in fuel reduction is a driver-operated ‘Ecoswitch’. Designed for use primarily when the van / cab chassis is only lightly loaded (or unladen), once pressed, the Ecoswitch reduces vehicle torque and horsepower.
Other fuel efficiency measures have come from the new automatic climate control system which features ‘Ecomac’ technology. Similar to the inverter function in a reverse cycle air conditioner, Ecomac optimises the operation of the compressor to match the cabin’s actual cooling requirements.
The new range is backed by a 3-year / 200,000km standard warranty and boasts 40,000 km or 12 month (whichever comes first) engine oil service intervals for reduced workshop costs. A range of extended warranties are also available at additional cost.
All new Dailys are covered by ‘IVECO Assistance’, a 24 /7 roadside assistance program, while owners wanting the peace of mind of fixed service and maintenance costs can opt for an Iveco service agreement – they are available with several levels of cover.
Capping off the service and support offerings are the financing solutions available from CNH Industrial Capital. CNH Industrial Capital ‘lives and breathes’ the transport industry and can offer prospective buyers tailored financial packages to best suit their business needs.