Iveco's brand-new Eurocargo range, launched today in Italy, will be making its UK public debut at the Freight in the City Expo next month in London.

Purpose-designed as ‘the truck the city likes’, it combines a striking new design, interiors, technology and improved visibility, to deliver maximum safety, efficiency and sustainability.

The first right-hand drive examples of the new Eurocargo will start arriving into the UK and Ireland within weeks, following the international launch of Iveco’s latest-generation medium truck in Italy today (17 September).

Right-hand drive production has already begun at Iveco’s Brescia plant, with the new Eurocargo to be offered in both markets from 7.5 tonnes to 18 tonnes, accounting for nearly 11,000 possible model configurations.

The Eurocargo will offer a choice of day cab, crew cab, sleeper cab and high-roof sleeper cab models, seven power ratings from 160hp to 320hp, 11 transmission options including four automated, five manual and two automatic, 15 wheelbases from 2,790mm to 6,570mm, a choice of 4x2 or 4x4, plus an extensive range of final axle ratios.

In addition to the mainstream rigids, the new Eurocargo will be available as a specialist conversion for road sweeper applications, plus the company is reintroducing a full line-up of urban artic models. These will cater for gross carriage weights (GCW) from 18 tonnes to 35 tonnes – making it Iveco’s most extensive urban artic range ever.

Another specialist conversion being offered will see the maximum gross vehicle weight (GVW) increased to 22 tonnes on select models. Iveco said it achieves this by adding a single wheel lifting axle with servo-assisted hydraulic steering, making it particularly suited for distribution applications, yet without any impact upon vehicle manoeuvrability.

All 4x2 models will continue to be built for the UK and Irish markets with a ZF automated EuroTronic gearbox as standard – a feature first introduced onto the Eurocargo in September 2008. Manual gearboxes, which are still common on the continent, and fully automated Allison transmissions, continue to be available as options.

Models with a dual passenger bench seat will also benefit from head rests as standard in the UK and Ireland, with other key features following the central European vehicle specification.

UK Pricing

Iveco’s ready-bodied DriveAway Options range continues, building on established relationships with JC Payne to build box and curtain-side bodies, and Brit-Tipp for tipper bodies.

Iveco has announced special promotional pricing for retail customers to celebrate the launch, with a 7.5 tonne new Eurocargo with any of these type-approved bodies starting from £36,995.

This launch offer is only available for vehicles ordered before 31 December 2015 and registered within 180 days.

  • Freight in the City is a free-to-attend event focusing on sustainable urban logistics taking place on Tuesday 27 October at London's Alexandra Palace. Register now to attend.