While the Stralis is hugely popular in Southern Europe, particularly Spain and Italy, the Stralis has a bit of an image issue with some UK drivers, reckons Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers. Much of this stems from its interiors, which while perfectly competent, aren’t as plush as some rivals. It doesn’t matter how great a truck is to drive, if the interior lets it down, it will never win over drivers. Read more
Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers reckons the latest heavy duty release from Iveco in Europe is ‘S-Way better than Stralis’. He opines the S-Way is a huge improvement over the Stralis it replaces, but could Iveco have done a bit more with the interior? Read more
An announcement has been made by CNH Industrial that, truck manufacturer, Iveco is to spin off from its current owner. The implications for Iveco globally and locally in Australia, where the company still manufactures trucks at its plant in Dandenong, Victoria, is, as yet, unclear. According to the statement the spin off is expected to be completed by early 2021.
Looking for a robust off road truck to handle the tough conditions a Western Australian logging operation add Astra to their all wheel drive working fleet. The Astra brand has had limited visibility in Australia, but elsewhere in the world has proven a useful add-on to the Iveco brand in some of the more rugged country’s truck markets. For example, it has been the top selling truck brand in Iceland. Read more
Hot off the presses comes the first test drive of the S-Way from Diesel News’ European Correspondent, Will Shiers. He takes the new truck around the test track in Madrid in the wake of the new truck range’s global launch in the Spanish capital last week. Read more
With an advertising video using Queen’s classic hit Don’t Stop Me Now, Iveco has launched a completely new truck onto the market, with the release of the S-Way model. The launch in Madrid, Spain unveiled a completely redesigned cabin, a quantum leap in truck connectivity and improved fuel consumption/reduced emissions. Read more
With a wealth of updates and improvements, Iveco’s ‘Generation X’ – the new Stralis X-Way – represents a comprehensive upgrade over its predecessor in terms of driver safety, comfort and convenience. Diesel News’ Paul Matthei looks at how these systems can improve driver behaviour while driving an example from Melbourne to Sydney hitched to a semi-trailer and grossing 40.5 tonnes.
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.
WM Waste Management Services’ new electric truck hits Australian streets this week, with the City of Casey the first local council in Victoria to put 100 per cent electric hard waste collection trucks into its rubbish collection service.
There’s one aspect of large vans that continues basically unchanged across the generations, the rectangular shaped box of varying dimensions that comprises up to three-quarters of the vehicle. Clearly the simple reason is that this shape maximises the cargo carrying volume which is obviously the primary purpose for this type of vehicle.