Iveco Stralis range announced for the UK

Iveco UK has revealed the first details of its new Stralis heavy truck range, which was launched internationally in Rome on March 13 and will receive its official UK launch at next month’s Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC, Birmingham (April 24-26).

Available exclusively to meet Euro 5 emissions standards and featuring the very latest on-board diagnostics (OBD), the range will continue to include Active Day (AD), Active Time (AT) and Active Space (AS) models, with two new AS variants, comprising the CUBE and flagship Super CUBE.

The Super CUBE marks Iveco’s entry into the premium ‘big cab’ market, with a product offering 20 per cent more internal space (+1.

8m³) than the previous AS model, making it one of the most spacious two-man high roof cabs available on the market.

Features inside the Super CUBE cab include larger, more comfortable bunks, 15 per cent increase in storage space, new heated and multi-adjustable seats (with longitudinal reach increased by 40mm), revised dashboard with new multifunctional display, larger folding table, additional lighting and a striking grey and black interior trim.

The CUBE model includes many of the same features and benefits in a low-roof cab layout, and will be available to order from late 2007.

Both AT and AD cab variants will benefit from the new Stralis interior trim and external styling adopted across the range, which combines personality, image and functionality.  This incorporates enhanced aerodynamics with significantly larger external storage compartments, together with a larger radiator grille and newly designed headlights.

All new models will feature the EuroTronic gearbox, which offers either fully, or semi-automated shifts.  This continues the trend Iveco started with the launch of the original Stralis in 2002, when it became the first heavy truck to be fitted with automated gearboxes as standard.

AS models are designed specifically for long-haul UK and international haulage, the AT for distribution and fleet operations as well as medium to long-haul domestic missions, and the AD at short-haul distribution markets for rigid, tractor and drawbar applications.

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