IVECO Daily ‘Tradie-Made’ returns with extra tray option and added value
The Daily E6 Cab Chassis range previously had available a factory-fitted 2218mm W x 4223mm L (external) tray, with the latest range adding a 2218mm W x 3,173mm L (external) variant - providing buyers with additional choice depending on the application – both trays are Australian-made.
Common to both heavy-duty aluminum trays are internal load restraint points (24 and 20 points respectively), window protector and tube headboard, rope rails and front corner step. The 4223mm tray receives two-piece quick-lock drop sides, with the 3173mm tray featuring single-piece quick-lock drop sides.
The shorter tray is fitted to a 3000mm wheelbase cab chassis, the longer variant to a 3750mm platform – both feature a car license-friendly 4,495kg GVM and 3.5t braked towing, providing additional capacity to tow a trailer with extra equipment or materials if required.
Powering Tradie-Made models is IVECO’s new 3.0l Euro 6-rated turbodiesel engine producing 180hp (132kW) and 430Nm, which is coupled to the market-leading Hi-Matic 8-Speed full automatic transmission.
Other benefits include a full complement of safety features such as ABS disc brakes, DRLs, four airbags, Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), and Anti-Slip Regulator (ASR) and Hill Holder, which form part of the ‘ESP9’ suite of electronic stability technologies.
Inside the cabin, driver appointments are also plentiful, with the Hi-Connect multimedia system which includes GPS Satellite Navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; inductive phone charging, a heated and suspended driver’s seat, a new soft-touch steering wheel and automatic electronic park brake.
The Daily E6 Tradie-Made provided savvy tradespeople and contractors with a convenient and cost-effective means of upgrading from a utility to a real truck. Compared to a standard utility, Daily E6 Tradie-Made offers a significantly higher payload of approximately 2,000kg, giving extra productivity for a similar price.
Despite this ability to carry more, with its responsive engine, modern full automatic transmission, car-like driving position and cabin layout, the Daily E6 still drives like a car.
The comfort and driveability is even more noticeable when comparing Tradie-Made to its Japanese light truck competitors which are based on a cab-over design where you sit on top of the front axle. The Daily E6 is also superior in emission performance, reaching the stringent Euro6 measure as opposed to older Euro5 levels.