IVECO recently introduced a new 22-seat minibus model to its Daily range, which also includes 11- and 16-seat configurations. The Shuttle 22, a name that refers to its trim level and passenger capacity, supports a gross vehicle mass of 6.1 tonnes (6.7 U.S. tons) and sits on a 4,100-millimetre (161.4-inch) wheelbase.
The interior features fabric seats with seatbelts, curtains, handrails, an overhead luggage rack, and 1,820 mm (72 in.) of standing height. For the driver, there is a heated, air-suspended seat as well as an Iveconnect touchscreen display and multimedia system with a radio, CD and DVD player, MP3 player, GPS navigation, and a video feed from the reversing camera. An electronically controlled rear air suspension contributes to a smooth ride.
Efficiency & Safety
The Shuttle 22 Daily Minibus is powered by a four-cylinder, Euro 6 IVECO F1C turbodiesel engine that delivers 180 horsepower (134 kilowatts) and up to 430 newton-metres (317 pounds-foot) of torque. It is paired with an eight-speed Hi-Matic fully-automatic gearbox. The engine has an engine service interval of 40,000 kilometres (24,855 miles), or two years, while the transmission has a service interval of 200,000 km (124,274 mi). Both units are standard across the entire Daily minibus range.
Every member of the Daily minibus also comes standard with a wide range of driver assistance and safety systems. Examples include a driver airbag, adaptive load control, anti-slip regulator, disc brakes with anti-lock braking, electronic brake-force distribution, drag torque control, hill hold control, hydraulic rear-wheel boost, hydraulic fading compensation, roll movement intervention, rollover mitigation, and trailer sway mitigation. The Shuttle 22 comes equipped with a lane departure warning system, as well.
“An Attractive Proposition”
“The combination of full automatic transmission, extensive safety equipment, and efficient Euro 6 engine plus high comfort levels make the Daily minibus range an attractive proposition across a variety of industries such as charter services, airport shuttle work, for hotels, aged car facilities, schools, and the like,” says IVECO National Sales Manager Steve Heanes. “By adding a 22-seat option to the range, IVECO is now in a great position to better compete in the 12- to 24-seat minibus segment, an area that we’ve identified as having considerable growth potential. An additional ‘Executive 22’ model is also under consideration for later in 2021.”