*IVECO has now completed the IVECO WAY heavy duty truck range with the new dedicated construction multi-axle vehicle designed and engineered for the toughest missions in the most extreme conditions, which takes over from the legendary TRAKKER.
On Thursday, IVECO presented the new T-WAY heavy duty construction range to its dealer network and representatives of the international trade press in a live digital event. The accompanying musical introduction was a cross between the theme tunes from Mission Impossible and Chariots of Fire movies. Rather apt, as from what was announced by the brand’s senior executives, there seems to be No Mission Impossible and the new T-Way is sure to carry operators across the winning line.
While the IVECO T-WAY builds on the heritage of robustness and reliability of the brand’s long lineage of champion multi-axle construction trucks, it introduces innovative and technological solutions to exceed all expectations in productivity, payload capacity, safety and driver comfort. These characteristics of extreme toughness, high performance and reliability are clearly expressed by the theme of the advertising launch campaign: ‘TREAT IT BAD’.
The IVECO T-WAY delivers all the power needed for traction and PTO with IVECO’s reliable and efficient Cursor 13 engine (13 litres) that develops up to 510 hp – exceeding the outgoing Trakker’s performance by 10 hp. For lighter-weight configurations, it is also available with the Cursor 9 engine. The engines are coupled with the proven 12- and 16-speed HI-TRONIX automated gearbox, which now also features new functions specifically intended for on and off-road mobility. They include a Hill Holder function to help departure on steep slopes, Rocking Mode to help recover traction in slippery conditions, and Creep Mode for ultra-low speed when idling. For the on-road sections of the mission, the IVECO HI-CRUISE system further enhances the transmission’s efficiency. It includes predictive gear shifting, predictive cruise control and an eco-roll function that uses the vehicle’s inertia when travelling downhill. With these new algorithms, HI-TRONIX delivers the perfect gearshift strategy for every application.
The IVECO T-WAY is set to become a favourite of body builders for its extraordinary flexibility. With both rigid and articulated versions, it has the widest offering of driveline options on the market: Partial Wheel Drive on 6×4 rigid and articulated and 8×4 rigid models; as well as All Wheel Drive on 4×4 and 6×6 rigid and articulated, and on 8×8 rigid versions. The All-Wheel Drive range has been extended with new 4-, 4.2- and 4.5-metre wheel base models, which can transport special loads with no modification to the chassis. The new HI-MUX electric and electronic architecture is fully compatible with the latest-generation control systems. The new PTO line-up includes a new high-performance sandwich PTO that delivers up to 2,300 Nm torque. This extreme versatility, width and depth of range, and extensive choice of variants makes the IVECO T-WAY the perfect truck for all types of bodies and applications.
Commenting at the on-line launch reveal, Thomas Hilse, IVECO Brand President, stated: “We have shaken up the industry with the on-road IVECO S-WAY. Today, we are doing it again in the off-road sector. We are about to take trucking into the future in this segment too, and the future is now, with the IVECO T-WAY. We designed the IVECO T-WAY with the ambition to set new standards in robustness, reliability, efficiency, handling, body-fitting flexibility and connected services – and design, a ‘must’ for an Italian brand. The name says it all: T for Tough!”
The cab of the IVECO T-WAY shares the driver-friendly design of the IVECO WAY range, with its sleek, aerodynamic lines. Available in two versions – AD short cab and AT long cab with standard or high roof – it is focused on functionality to facilitate the driver’s daily work. The entire driver area has been created to provide a practical and easy-to-live-in environment. The comfortable and ergonomic driver’s seat, together with the new-concept multi-function steering wheel, ensure excellent driver comfort.
Driver safety is paramount in the harsh conditions typically faced by the IVECO T-WAY. The vehicle is designed to provide maximum protection, with safety features which far exceed the type-approval requirements. The new braking system features EBS as standard, full disc brakes are available on PWD models, and new ADAS (Advanced Driving Assistance Systems) are available across the range.
The IVECO T-WAY and IVECO X-WAY make up IVECO’s full off-road line-up, which is the most complete and renewed range for off-road applications on the market. The IVECO X-WAY heavy range is ideal for applications where the truck works 90% of the time on the road, and is capable of tackling the last mile off road to reach the job site. It is designed for flexibility, with an extensive choice of chassis, cab and axle variants. It is built for robustness and reliability in a wide variety of applications, and has all the safety, comfort and efficiency features of an on-road vehicle. It is the perfect vehicle for markets with strict limits on total weight, and consequently where payload drives productivity – in particular the SuperLight version, which delivers the highest payload in its class.
T-WAY’s launch completes the IVECO WAY Range, which now offers an extensive heavy line-up of first-rate vehicles for every mission:
- IVECO S-WAY: the best performing and most efficient on-road heavy truck in its category.
- IVECO S-WAY Natural Power: the first natural gas heavy truck designed for long haulage.
- IVECO X-WAY: the ‘perfect crossing’ of IVECO’s long-haul excellence and off-road robustness.
- IVECO T-WAY: the toughest vehicle on the heavy market that takes performance, reliability and versatility to the extreme.