From UFOs to bathrooms – Europcar’s new Dailys can handle any move
Watford, May 14, 2014
Europcar, the leader in car hire services in Europe, is taking delivery of 95 new 3.5 tonne Iveco Daily Luton vans in 2014, with the first 20 vehicles already in service featuring the rental giant’s eye-catching new liveries.
The striking designs highlight the wealth of load space available in the new vehicles for anyone holding a standard ‘car’ driving licence. Set to be available from Europcar locations across the UK, the Iveco Dailys will be particularly useful in busy downtown locations where demand is high for vehicles to assist with moving home and DIY projects.
Each Daily 35C13 chassis cab benefits from a 3,750mm long wheelbase and features bodywork by Alloy Bodies, Iveco’s Daily DriveAway Options partner. This enables Europcar to benefit from a comprehensive three year unlimited mileage warranty covering both the chassis and body.
Ken McCall, Managing Director, Europcar UK Group explains: “The Dailys are a really important addition to our fleet. They offer a great payload capacity, plus the combination of the Luton body and tail-lift makes light work of moving even big loads for our customers.
“The majority of the demand for this type of vehicle comes from urban areas, so the Daily’s tight turning circle also really comes into its own.”
Supplied via Iveco dealer Guest Truck & Van, the new vehicles will remain in Europcar’s core fleet for up to three years and will be available for both short and long-term hire.
The Daily 35C13 is powered by a 2.3 litre FPT Industrial diesel engine which is capable of producing up to 126 hp between 3,200 and 3,900 rev/min, and up to 320 Nm of torque between 1,800 and 2,750 rev/min. The vehicle benefits from Stop & Start functionality, together with a Gear Shift Indicator, enabling the driver to better manage his/her way of driving. Together with the latest lightweight 6-speed transmission, these functions reduce fuel consumption, and consequently CO2 emissions, by up to 10 per cent compared with the models they replace.
Iveco reintroduced its Daily DriveAway Options range at the beginning of 2012, following increasing demand from customers for a ready-bodied vehicle range which already conformed with Whole Vehicle Type Approval.
Iveco is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). Iveco
designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, city and intercity buses and coaches as well as special vehicles for applications such as firefighting, off-road missions, defence and civil protection. Iveco employs over 26,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 11 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 5,000 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an Iveco vehicle is at work.
For more on Iveco visit: www.iveco.com
For more on CNH Industrial visit: www.cnhindustrial.com
About Europcar Group
Europcar is one of the leading mobility players in Europe. Present in over 130 countries, the group provides customers with one of the largest car rental networks through its own operators, franchisees and partnerships. Europcar operates worldwide its own brands Europcar® and InterRent, which is its low cost brand. It also operates the National and Alamo brands in EMEA. The group puts customers at the heart of its mission whether it is innovation or service. All the employees of the group are committed to delivering customer satisfaction. Europcar is actively promoting Corporate and Environmental social responsibility. Europcar has been recognised again in 2012 and for the 4th consecutive year, as the winner of the first World Travel Award and as the World's Leading Green Transport Solutions Company. Europcar was honoured for the first time in 2012 with the “Europe’s Responsible Tourism Award”. Europcar is owned by Eurazeo, one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe.
For more information: www.europcar.co.uk
For more press information from Iveco contact:
Nigel Emms, Press and Public Relations Director
Tel. +44 (0)1923 259513
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