According to reports on European websites, including Commercial Motor, Iveco are about to release a new version of the Stralis, and included in those plans is a big banger from Iveco. Reports suggest a completely new cabin for the Stralis among a substantial range of new features.
One of the most important suggestions coming out of these reports is that there is a new 15.9 L engine which going to become available with the new trucks. The CNH (Iveco’s parent company) organisation does have a 15.9 L engine in it’s portfolio, powering agricultural and marine applications. It has been suggested that this engine has been adapted for use in a truck.
So far, the only pictures available are these camouflage shots taken somewhere on the roads in Europe.
The reports also tell us that the name Stralis is to be dropped and be replaced by some form of numerical classification. The construction vehicles being sold by Iveco are also due for an update and are expected to be sold under the Magirus brand-name in Europe. Although this brand name was used for trucks in the past, mostly before Iveco bought out Magirus Deutz, its only use has been for the fire trucks produced by CNH.
Here is an image published earlier this year byin his Iepieleaks website showing the drastic changes to cabin design.
Of course, the Australian market will certainly have to wait to see any of these supposed innovations. The chances of any 16 L engine expected to be arriving here in Australia any time soon are very slim. This is a new major component for Europe and we can expect evaluation to carry on for some time before this engine is released into overseas markets like Australia.