PICTURE OF THE WEEK: #Chammoth – An Evolution of the Iveco Daily species on tour

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IVECO has launched a new promotional tour for its Daily 4tonne GVW tonne Natural Gas powered panel van to highlight its class-leading capabilities.  

IVECO aims to educate operators on the van’s ability to carry payloads of up to 1200 kg, swallow 18 cubic metres of loads and tow up to 3,500kg. Its impressive agility is also a headline with City Mode making urban manoeuvring even easier.

But the CNG Daily van that is on tour across England, Wales and Scotland over two weeks and covering 2,100 miles will look nothing like anything operators and drivers have ever seen before.

Called the #Chammoth, the concept combines two animals that share key traits with the IVECO Daily. Cheetahs are well known for their athletic abilities and outright agility, while the mammoth is admired in the pages of history for its tough muscular strength and size.

Mike Cutts, IVECO Business Line Director – Light, explained: “The IVECO Daily 3.5 tonne van incorporates so many great features that we know our customers relish. Chammoth is a light-hearted nationwide campaign that brings these to the attention of a wide group of operators and drivers.

Just like a cheetah, the IVECO Daily is agile with a tight turning circle, it’s powerful and efficient thanks to a choice of CNG and diesel engines under the bonnet, and a smooth drive for operators, with a choice of HI-MATIC automatic gearbox or new class-leading manual. Its mammoth-like traits are evident in the tough truck-based chassis that enables payloads of up to 4.9 tonnes, a voluminous cargo area offering up to 19.6m³ of space and an overall gross vehicle weight of up to 7 tonnes depending on specification.

As fitted on the #Chammoth, businesses that are keen to greatly reduce their carbon footprint have the option of a 3.0-litre CNG engine that, when running on bio-methane, can achieve up to a 95% reduction in C02 emissions. There’s a range of diesel powertrains also available that deliver power outputs of between 116hp – 210hp.

The new six-speed manual transmission reduces play by 50% over its predecessor, and on the 2.3-litre diesel unit, clutch durability has increased by 18%. The class-leading eight-speed HI-MATIC automatic gearbox also remains a favourite with operators.”