IVECO’s new Daily 4x4 is packed with safety features that the company hopes will make it a better fit for customers in the mining and exploration industry and use in emergency services. In addition to its front disc and rear drum anti-lock braking system and Supplemental Restraint System airbags for the driver and passenger, IVECO has given the truck a series of features referred to collectively as the ESP 9 safety program.
IVECO says ESP 9 includes Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Anti-Slip Regulator (ASR), Drag Torque Control (DTC), Hill Hold Control (HHC), Adaptive Load Control (ALC), Trailer Sway Mitigation (TSM), Hydraulic Rear Wheel Boost (HRB), Hydraulic Fading Compensation (HFC), Roll Movement Intervention (RMI), and Roll Over Mitigation (ROM).
“Increasingly stringent OH&S regulations are now requiring many vehicles to be fitted with airbags, particularly from the mining and exploration industry as well as in the emergency services sector,” says Marco Quaranta, product manager for IVECO ANZ. “The latest Daily 4x4 now addresses this situation and the enquiry rate from these type of companies and organisations has already increased considerably. For some recreational users, the inclusion of airbags has also been well-received, allowing these customers to confidently tour the country with even greater peace of mind.”
Other New Features
In addition to safety-focused improvements, IVECO has given the Daily 4x4 many of the same features as the Daily van and cab chassis lineup, including an updated grille design and dashboard, as well as a central storage area with USB ports for device charging. The Daily 4x4 features an ISRI suspended driver’s seat and the option for a suspended passenger seat, and IVECO reduced noise levels in the cab by 4 decibels to make the driving and riding experience more comfortable. Buyers have the choice of a single- or dual-cab configuration and the option for an IVECO 3.0-litre Euro 6 turbodiesel engine that produces up to 180 horsepower and 430 newton metres of torque.
The Daily 4x4 still benefits from the IVECO 6-speed synchromesh single overdrive transmission, featuring a transfer case with 24 speeds, including an ultra-low 101:1 final ratio crawler gear for handling steep terrain or for off-road driving. The truck also gets back the last-generation Daily 4x4’s hearty suspension with front and rear parabolic leaf springs and telescopic stabiliser bars and shock absorbers, and a 4x4 system with read and centre differential locks.
Both the single-cab and dual-cab models are available in 4,495-kilogram gross vehicle mass (drivable with a car licence) or 5,500-kilogram GVM configurations, and they share a braked towing capacity of 3,500 kilograms. You also have the option of going with the Daily’s standard 9.5R17.5 tyres or opting for aftermarket 37x12.5R17 tyres for improved off-road performance.