Concept vehicles are something one expects at car shows but they are equally relevant to the commercial market, as shown at Birmingham’s NEC this week.
The Iveco Vision concept made its UK debut at the CV Show, according to its makers offering an insight into the future of light commercial vehicle design.
Iveco says that it is using the Vision for the development of new technologies and future modes of transport. Unique features of the concept include ‘see-through’ front pillars to guarantee unrestricted driver visibility, plus a rear-view camera displayed on a panoramic screen above the windscreen.
Iveco also showed its new Daily, fresh from winning the fiercely contested International Van of the Year 2015. The CV Show marked the official UK launch platform for the all-new Hi-Matic gearbox in New Daily which Iveco says id the first eight-speed automatic transmission to feature in a vehicle range in this class.
A 3.5-tonne long wheelbase, high-roof, New Daily was displayed with a 19.6 cubic-metre loadspace – making it according to Iveco the largest panel van in the UK. Powered by a 202bhp engine, it offers 14 per cent more load space than the largest previous-generation Daily van.