IVECO announced that the last Euro 5 ACCO truck recently rolled off the line at its Melbourne manufacturing facility as the company plans to transition to the Euro 6 ACCO model in the first quarter of 2020. IVECO points out that the ACCO, first introduced as the AACO in 1961, has “undergone over 4,300 specification changes” as it transitioned from a general service truck to one well-suited for “light rigid to prime mover work and everything in between.” At a celebratory event, IVECO representatives handed out plaques to several components suppliers, including Alcoa Wheels, Cummins South Pacific, and many others.
Purpose-Built For Australia & New Zealand
IVECO says it will continue to produce the Euro 6 ACCO in Australia, largely because the truck was “developed specifically for Australia and New Zealand markets.” The company has been developing the new model for quite some time, with several evaluation models currently serving one-year trials in refuse fleets. So far, IVECO says the trucks “have performed exceptionally well according to feedback and performance benchmarking.”
Features & Options
While IVECO will release full details on the new ACCO model early next year, the company did reveal that it will come standard with a Euro 6 engine and an Allison automatic transmission. The truck will also come standard with a host of driver assistance and safety features, including adaptive cruise control, an advanced emergency braking system, an electronic braking system with brake assistance, an electronic stability program, and more. Several optional safety features will also be available, including driver attention support, tyre pressure monitoring, a lane departure warning system, a hydraulic retarder, and Xenon headlamps.