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IVECO DAILY 45C18 DIESEL

3.0 High Roof Van 3520 WB

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The improved IVECO Daily LCV is now much better equipped to take on tough rivals in the large panel van segment. Jonathan Crouch checks it out

Background

Want a job doing properly? Then call in a specialist. It's a maxim that most business people apply to every area of their activities - except when it comes to buying a van. They'll normally select one from a brand primarily focused on selling cars, a maker with technology stretched to also include a few LCVs in its line-up. IVECO has a rather different approach. Not only does the Italian brand only make commercial vehicles but their speciality is in rather large ones. Which means that when a brand like this turns its attention to creating a van, you can expect truck toughness, business focus and a set of wheels purpose-built for the job in hand. You can, in short, expect something like this, the IVECO Daily. And the facts fit the marketing rhetoric. In an LCV market where vans are increasingly car-derived, the Daily's different, with a truck-derived chassis of unrivalled strength, versatility and durability. Which is why it was the first vehicle in its class to offer a load volume of as much as 17.2m3 and a gross vehicle weight as heavy as 7 tonnes. As a result, this Daily may reckon itself to be tougher than its large Transit-class rivals but it's also traditionally been seen as utilitarian and inefficient beneath the bonnet. IVECO takes issue with this and claims to have proved its point by creating a version of this van that's smart as well as strong, tactile as well as tough, frugal as well as fit for purpose. Let's put it to the test.

Driving Experience

Truck-like toughness sounds good on the balance sheet, but doesn't hold much appeal if it comes with a van you've to drive long distances in or hurry through a set of twisties on the way to a short notice appointment. So how will this Daily van fare given its truck-tailored underpinnings? Better than I was expecting it to if I'm honest. Thanks to a high seating position and monster wing mirrors, it's an easy van to drive, especially round town where the light steering facilitates a tight 11.5m kerb-to-kerb turning circle (or 12.4m wall-to-wall). And under the bonnet? Well, most Daily customers will opt for the 2.3-litre F1A diesel option, offered with power ratings ranging between 116 to 156hp. Enough to tow a braked trailer of between 2800kg and 3500kgs, depending on the variant you choose. Not enough for the job in hand? Then you'll need the 3.0-litre heavy duty F1C Common Rail diesel, with outputs ranging between 160 and 210hp. There's also a battery-only all-electric model and a clever 'Natural Power' CNG variant. This features a 3.0-litre 136bhp engine tuned for methane power but able to run on ordinary petrol if you need it to. Transmission choice is between five and six-speed manual 'boxes or a 6-speed Agile semi-automatic transmission for urban-based users. Ride quality will depend to a great extent upon your choice between three different suspension systems which can be hung from the rear axle - parabolic, semi-elliptical and air. Recent camera safety feature additions include autonomous braking (IVECO's 'Advanced Emergency Braking' and 'City Brake PRO' set-ups). Plus there's Adaptive Cruise Control, which can be combined with a 'Queue Assist' system which helps the van drive itself in urban traffic. Highway use is aided by 'ProActive Lane Keeping Assist' and 'Crosswind Assist'.

Design and Build

The Daily has always been a tough customer. These days though, it's also usefully softer around the edges - or so IVECO hopes. You'd not miss the Italian brand's ownership of this design, emblazoned as it is across the nose of this LCV just above this model's recently redesigned front grille. The new LED lights don't need changing for the entire lifespan of the vehicle. And inside? Well the interior still can't live with the best panel vans in terms of aesthetics and build quality but the gap to the class leaders has narrowed substantially following a whole series of recent improvements that suggest the Italian brand to be finally getting to grips with the need of drivers, as well as the operators that pay them. There's now a TFT high-resolution colour display and a HI-Connect infotainment system with a 7-inch centre-dash screen, voice recognition and 'Apple CarPlay' / 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. As usual with a van of this kind, you sit high up, with commanding all-round vision further aided in this case by the huge door mirrors with their useful lower wide-angle section. Despite liberal use of Fiat switchgear and instrumentation around the dash, there's nothing particularly car-like about it but at least everything feels built to last. There's also plenty of storage provision and the steering wheel now adjusts for reach as well as height.

Market and Model

When it comes to panel van purchase, most Daily models retail somewhere in the £30,000 to £40,000 bracket, depending on spec. That's a little more than most rivals will charge, but then you pay for toughness and quality. Panel vans will be our focus here, though as usual with this type of vehicle, a wide range of other body derivatives can be ordered if you want them, including a chassis cab (which can be ordered with a dropside body and space for crew if needed). And minibus derivatives with space for up to fifteen people if required. In choosing your Daily, first you've to decide how heavy your loads are likely to be and then choose your gross vehicle weight from three different classes designated 'L' (Light - under 3.5 tonnes in Gross Vehicle Weight), 'S' (Single Wheel and 3.5 tonnes in weight) and 'C' (Classic - the heavy double-wheel variety with weights of 3.5 tonnes or over). There's a single 2.9-tonne option in the 'L' class, then a 3.5 tonne model in the 'S' class. Beyond that, there are five different GVW options - 3.5, 4.0, 5..0, 6.5 and 7.0 tonnes - in the heavy double-wheeled 'C' class. Payload capacities range from as little as 1,185kg to well over 4,000kg in the heftiest top '70C' model and will have a big impact on which of the three suspension set-ups you order - parabolic, semi-elliptical or air. Beyond that, you've to decide whether you want extra space for crew (catered for by the Crew Van line-up), then select between three body heights, three wheelbases and four veicles lengths that will determine a cargo capacity that can be anything from 7 to 17.2m3. That only leaves manual or Agile automatic transmission, the selection between two or four-wheel drive and a choice between three trim levels.

Practicalities and Costs

Most of what you want to load inside should go in quite easily. There's a rear cargo door width of 1540mm and a rear cargo door height that ranges from 1430mm to as much as 1990mm, depending on your choice between three different roof heights. Whichever Daily model you choose, you'll find that it'll give you 1800mm of loadspace width that narrows to 1320mm between the wheelarches in most variants (though in a few derivatives, it can be as little as 1030mm). Enough though for the usual Europallet to slide through. Loadspace length will depend on your selection between three different wheelbases and four different body lengths. Depending on your choice, cargo capacity can be anything from 7.0 to 17.0m3. And if all that space encourages you to carry heavier loads, then you'll need to have selected a model with the right payload capacity - it can be anything from as little as 1,185kg to well over 4,000kg in the heftiest top '70C' variant. If you want to load your cargo in from the side, then there's a standard passenger-side sliding side door. As for ongoing running costs, well if you really want to get these down, then you'll want to look at the methane-fuelled 'Natural Power' model which can also run on petrol when it needs to. Or maybe even one of the clever all-electric versions. I'm assuming though, that most customers will go the more conventional route and choose something from the more conventional 2.3 or the 3.0-litre diesel line-up. Either way here, with a bit of right foot restraint, you should be able to average over 30mpg on a regular basis, thanks to features like a Stop&Start system. As for service intervals, well on the Daily they're set at 25,000 miles and all models get three years unlimited mileage cover as standard.

Summary

If you need an ordinary van that can take big loads, there are plenty of large LCVs out there that fit the bill. But what if you want something more than that? Something designed just like a fully-fledged heavy commercial vehicle but lighter, more efficient and shaped to compete with the best in the large van market. A serious tool for the serious jobs you have in mind. That's when you'd turn to this IVECO Daily van. In the past, you might have done so, then begun to wonder at the creaky HGV-inspired interior and the rudimentary road manners. But both are issues now fully sorted in this much improved model. Powerful, ecological and reliable, it remains tough enough to make some of its Transit-class rivals seem a little lightweight. It also offers the widest powertrain choice in the market and an unsurpassed load-lugging capacity. But now as well as all that, there's a little more polish, a little more finesse in the more efficient, cost-effective way it goes about its business. There are still, it's true, smarter, sharper-to-drive choices you could make in this segment and if you're an owner-driver, you might be tempted to make them. Well-informed operators though, will find today's Daily a hard van to ignore, so thoroughly designed around their needs has it been. A van from a brand with a total commercial vehicle remit. And a brand that like you, is completely focused on just one thing: getting the job done right.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeDiesel
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency0.00mpg
Emissions
Emissions0.00g/km

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • Accoustic comfort kit
  • PAS

Entertainment

  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

  • Electric windows
  • Short mirror arms
  • Uprated towing weight - 3500kg

Safety

  • 3 point seat belts

Security

  • Central locking with remote control

Technical

  • ASR
  • Diesel particulate filter
  • EBD

Wheels

  • 16" steel wheels

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    Not Available
  • CO2
    Not Available
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    Not Available
  • NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

  • Automatic Transmission
    No
  • Bore
    95.8
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    3000
  • Compression Ratio
    Not Available
  • Cooling System
    WATER
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Engine Layout
    NORTH SOUTH
  • Engine Make
    Not Available
  • Fuel Delivery
    COMMON RAIL
  • Fuel Type
    DIESEL
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Manual Transmission
    Yes
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Stroke
    104
  • Valve gear
    DOHC

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC
    Yes
  • EC Combined
    Not Available
  • EC Extra Urban
    Not Available
  • EC Urban
    Not Available

General

  • Alternator Amps
    150
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicles safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    3.0
  • Badge Power
    180
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Battery AH
    110
  • Battery Volts
    12
  • Chassis Engine Number
    Not Available
  • Clutch
    SINGLE DRY PLATE
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Gross Vehicle Weight Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Power Output Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    Not Available
  • Coin Wheelbase Description Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Wheelbase Name Code
    Not Available
  • Exhaust System
    CATALYTIC CONVERTER
  • Front Brakes
    VENTILATED DISCS
  • Front Suspension
    LEAF SPRINGS
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes
    No
  • Hand Brake
    REAR WHEELS
  • Insurance Group 1
    Not Available
  • Insurance Group 2
    Not Available
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    3
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Front/Side Impact - Discontinued February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Rear Brakes
    DISCS
  • Rear Suspension
    LEAF SPRINGS
  • Running Cost League Headings
    Not Available
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    2
  • Steering
    PAS RACK AND PINION
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes
    No
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    N2
  • Vin/Frame No.
    Not Available

Performance

  • 0 to 62
    Not Available
  • BHP
    180
  • Engine Power KW
    132
  • Engine Power RPM
    3500
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT
    317
  • Engine Torque MKG
    43.9
  • Engine Torque NM
    430
  • Engine Torque RPM
    1500

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    No
  • Automatic Clutch
    No
  • Plated 3rd Axle
    Not Available
  • Plated 4th Axle
    Not Available
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Make
    Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front
    195/75 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear
    195/75 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare
    FULL SIZE
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    16" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Front Overhang
    1008
  • Height
    2740
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    5669
  • Load Deck Height
    644
  • Load Height
    1900
  • Load Length
    3130
  • Load Space Width Between Wheel Arches
    1032
  • Load Width
    1800
  • Lower Rear Door Width
    1540
  • Rear Door Height
    1780
  • Rear Overhang
    1120
  • Side Load Door Height
    1415
  • Side Load Door Width
    1100
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    12.1
  • Turning Circle - Wall to Wall
    12.7
  • Upper Rear Door Width
    1540
  • Wheelbase
    3520
  • Width (excluding mirrors)
    2010
  • Width (including mirrors)
    Not Available

Weight and Capacities

  • Boot Capacity Saloons
    Not Available
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    70
  • Gross Train Weight
    8100
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    4600
  • Load Space Volume
    10.8
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Removed
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Up
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Down
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Removed
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Up
    Not Available
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    3500
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2434
  • No. of Seats
    3
  • Payload
    2166
  • Plated 2nd Axle
    3400
  • Plated Front Axle
    1900
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Customer Reviews

   
Julie Judge

Julie Judge

"Excellent Service I would definitely recommend. Scott and Holly have been outstanding. Thank you so much I love my new car!!."

"a week ago"

Sean Annells

Sean Annells

"First class service from start to finish. Great communication and very competitive on pricing. Always wanted to help and nothing was to much trouble. Tom always replied to my emails as soon as he could and always went the extra mile to answer my questions. Would definitely recommend Silverstone Fleet to anyone."

"3 months ago"

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Jen Lamplough

"Excellent friendly, advice when helping me to choose a new electric vehicle. Customer service has been great thank you :)"

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"Very professional service, great communication from start to finish. I would highly recommend."

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Craig Ablett

Craig Ablett

"The whole team at SFM have been great from start to finish! Aby talked me through lots of options before I finally made a choice and ordered. Holly has kept me updated through out and been on hand to answer any questions I have had. Scott also spent time with me and rid me of my range anxiety going across to a full EV. I would highly recommend getting in touch with SFM for any of your car needs."

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