Iveco EuroCargo. White version in Andorra la Vella

The Iveco EuroCargo is a range of medium-duty trucks produced by the Italian manufacturer Iveco since 1991. The EuroCargo replaced the Zeta model produced in the 1970s.

Third generation (2015-present)

A new version of the Eurocargo was presented on 15 September 2015. The vehicle is produced at the Brescia plant. The shape of the new air intakes and the new grille have what has been described as a “smile” shape. The main innovations of this model concern the internal and external design: there is a dashboard equipped with new controls that can be used while driving, an airbag integrated in the steering wheel, standard electronic devices for driving assistance such as LDWS, EVSC, AEBS, ACC, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) lights. The 2015 model adopts the HI-SCR system, a “flap” on the exhaust that retains hot gases to quickly bring the system up to temperature, and EcoSwitch and EcoRoll systems.

The vehicle is also available in the Natural Power LNG version. The engines are the 4.5-litre four-cylinder Tector 5 diesel and the 6.7-litre six-cylinder Tector 7 diesel, available in seven power levels from 160 to 320 horsepower (119 to 239 kW; 162 to 324 PS), with maximum torque up to 1,100 N⋅m (811 lb⋅ft; 112 kg⋅m). A CNG engine with 750 N⋅m (553 lb⋅ft; 76 kg⋅m) of torque and 204 horsepower (152 kW; 207 PS) is available.

The engines are combined with manual (6 and 9-speed), semi-automatic (6 and 12-speed) and automatic gearboxes with torque converter. The air suspension is managed by an ECAS system and the braking system is hydropneumatic on the 6-10 t range and fully pneumatic on the 11-19 t range. This generation won the award International Truck of the Year 2016.

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