IVECO Daily Wins Van of the Year Award 2012
In a very competitive market, the latest IVECO Daily has trounced more fancied rivals to be awarded the title of ‘Van of the Year 2012’. The Dandenong-based truck, coach and van manufacturer has managed to keep ahead of the competition through a commitment to meet the requirements of the light commercial vehicle market.
The honour awarded by Motoring Matters Magazine Group recognises the outstanding design features of the IVECO Daily and the efficiency of the new engine rnage available with the latest model. The IVECO expertise in the medium and heavy truck business has been successfully translated into the design of its light commercial vehicles. The latest engine range offers class-leading performance while maintaining high fuel efficiency.
According to Chris Mullet, the Managing Editor and Publisher of Motoring Matters’ ‘Delivery’ magazine, the cabin interior of the Daily provides one of the best workplaces for any vehicle in the light commercial segment. The placement and operation of controls, along with comfortable seating and ride, reflect a good understanding of the needs of drivers that work from their vehicle.
Danilo Salvatore Martelli, the Managing Director of IVECO Trucks Australia Limited, received the award on behalf of the company. Mr Martelli stated “I am honoured to accept this award. IVECO has a very long and proud history of operating in the Australian marketplace and in 2012 we celebrate a number of major milestones. We have been manufacturing in Australia for 60 years, the ACCO turns 40 and it is 20 years since IVECO acquired International Trucks.”
The new Daily is one of several products launched into the Australian market in 2012. Basing the Daily on a truck chassis gives it a GVM range 3.8 to 7 tonne, allowing it to carry a payload of up to 4.1 tonne. More than two million vehicles from the Daily range have been sold worldwide.