Sunday 23rd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Iveco looks to driver with new Stralis

Iveco has redesigned the Stralis to offer more comfort to the driver with an enlarged cab, extra soundproofing and fewer vibrations.

The range includes an 8, 10 and 13 litre Cursor engine with three cabin types; Active Day, Active Time, Active Space Cube.

The SCR Euro 5 uses around five per cent less fuel and increased clutch life span, electronically controlled braking and a Eurotronic gearbox fitted as standard. It has a new high-roof version cab with a redesigned front-end with more space for a customer’s logo.

The cab offers around two cubic metres of more space inside with around 15 per cent more storage throughout. “We have designed Stralis focusing on the comfort and well-being of the driver and the passenger.

The new Stralis cabin was designed following the suggestions and advice given by the dealers and the customers, who led the designers’ pencil.

More room inside, the bed size, the covering features, the internal lighting, more space to store objects and personal belongings (+15 per cent) are all the result of this team work.”

The decompression engine brake, hydraulic retarder, radio, cruise control can all be operated without taking the hands off the steering wheel, with the EuroTronic gearbox selector is built into the steering wheel.

Stefano Sterpone, senior vice president Iveco sales and marketing said: “the old Stralis is still performing well,” but after listening to customers “we wanted to do better.”

Product director David Burke says bio-diesel is taking precedence to CNG on its agenda. “People are still trialling it, they’re sucking it to see.”

But, he said, people are wary of CNG and it is of no interest in the UK as there are currently no incentives to do so and a high life cost and low residual value.

The new Stralis will be launched in the UK as the Stralis Active Space Cube (AS3) and the Super Cube (AS Super3).