Every truck manufacturer provides acres of information at the time of launching a new truck.  Some of this is printed at the time, but over the years it goes missing and used truck buyers who are researching which model year truck to buy often find that there is little detail to help in their purchasing decision. We keep this information on these pages so used truck buyers can reference the relevant changes between model years so they can be confident of which version of the truck to buy. This Iveco Eurocargo information was released in November 2013.

Eurocargo Euro VI

Iveco presents the new Eurocargo Euro VI: a medium range vehicle with numerous achievements, reinforced by reliability and flexibility, making it a multi-purpose vehicle that can be adapted for every mission type.

Eurocargo MY 2014 Euro 6 Launch shots
Eurocargo MY 2014 Euro 6 Launch

Europe’s favourite “medium range”, a veritable icon in its segment for its versatility, sets another record today by combining the cutting-edge innovation with superior power and optimized fuel efficiency through the exclusive HI-eSCR technology, patented by FPT Industrial. This innovative after treatment system reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions by over 95% without altering the combustion process, without the requirement of an auxiliary cooling system and without affecting the vehicle’s architecture and costs.

The new Tector 5 and 7 Euro VI engines are the only ones in this segment to offer HI-eSCR technology thereby positioning themselves at the top of their category, supplying elevated and consistent performance.

The new range includes three new Tector 5 models – with 160, 190 and 210 HP – and four Tector 7 models, with 220, 250, 280 and 320 HP. The displacement of the Tector 5 and Tector 7, four and six cylinders respectively ,has been increased to obtain optimal versatility for various applications.

The engine power of the Tector 5, with a displacement of 4.5 litres, has been increased by 13%, permitting the vehicle to reach 210 HP. The performance of the Tector 7 engine, with a 6.7 litre, has also been improved with an increase in power  of up to 320 HP thanks to a 7% increase in power.

The Eurocargo range is also enhanced with a new Eurotronic automated ZF transmission with 12 gears, available for the 6-cylinder Tector 7 as well as for towing versions.

The introduction of these innovative new features has had a positive effect on the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership – the cost of managing the vehicle), Iveco’s real “focus” when designing the new Eurocargo Euro VI. For the average vehicle carrying out varied missions which will alternate between urban, intra-urban and motorway travel, the efficiency of the HI-eSCR system allows drivers to maintain unchanged the equivalent consumption (diesel + Urea).

The HI-eSCR system technology provides improved performance on inter-urban missions, with a 2% reduction in fuel consumption. Furthermore, across all missions, the upgrading from the 6 cylinder 220 HP Euro V to the new 210 HP 4 cylinder Euro VI brings a reduction in fuel consumption equivalent to 4.5%.

In addition, the maintenance intervals have also been tailored to guarantee the longest possible running time, maintaining safety levels and decreasing vehicle downtime. The residual value of the vehicle reflects its intrinsic quality: thanks to ongoing qualitative improvements, the Eurocargo Euro VI is more efficient in terms of running time, and maintains a higher residual value over time.

Ultimately, thanks to the excellent results obtained in terms of fuel consumption, maintenance and value, the new Eurocargo VI also confirms its position as a leader in competitiveness in terms of management costs.

New Euro VI FPT engines, more powerful than ever

​FPT Industrial, a market leader in power-train technology, supplies the new Iveco Eurocargo with evolutions of its Tector engines to meet Euro VI emission regulations. The updated and upgraded 4-cylinder Tector 5 and 6-cylinder Tector 7 will replace the previous Tector 4 and Tector 6 engines.

The European benchmark in middleweight goods transport, the Iveco Eurocargo will benefit from increases in engine power, torque and durability, if compared with Euro V versions; furthermore, the engine upgrade also improves user comfort with reduced engine noise and vibration.

Setting the standard in their class, Tector engines offer high-performance, reliable, cost-effective and compact solutions. The displacements of both Tector 5 and Tector 7 engines, respectively 4.5 and 6.7 litres, have been right-sized to ensure better versatility across a variety of applications.

The increased displacement, along with the use of a second-generation Common Rail HD system with maximum pressures of up to 1600 bar, bring advantages both in terms of performance and with regard to torque at low speeds. The new Common Rail system multiple injection, with new nozzles for increased dosing precision and timing control, serves to optimise the combustion process, reducing engine particulate and fuel consumption under full load.

The engine with 4-litre displacement has received a 13% power increase to achieve an output of 210 HP. Torque has been improved by 23% with the new evolution producing 750 Nm at 1,400-1,800 rpm. The performance of the 6 cylinder engine has also been improved, with an increase of up to 320 HP thanks to a 7% power boost, while the torque has been increased by 5%, to reach 1100 Nm at 1250-1900 rpm.

Thanks to engines performance increase, Iveco has been able to redefine its own product offer, minimizing fuel consumption and at the same time extending its range.

The Euro VI’s 4 cylinder 210 HP Tector 5 engine replaces the 6 cylinder 220 HP Tector 6 on the Euro V, guaranteeing lower fuel consumption whilst maintaining high performance; the six-cylinder Tector 7 reaches a power of 320 HP, while the previous Tector 6 reached a maximum power of 300 HP.

Despite the increased displacement, the Euro VI engine and the relative exhaust gas after-treatment system produced by FPT Industrial are even lighter compared to those of the engines produced by the main competitors, ensuring a greater vehicle payload compared to the market average.

Both engines feature High Efficiency SCR (HI-eSCR), FPT Industrial’s breakthrough after-treatment system that decreases Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions by more than 95 per cent. The HI-eSCR system is the latest evolution in FPT Industrial SCR technology, and has already been successfully used on more than 350,000 engines.

The SCR-only system utilises clean air to maximise combustion efficiency and minimise Particulate Matter (PM) production without the use of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), thus minimizing fuel consumption and maximizing performance.

The post-treatment system uses a catalytic converter (SCR) which uses the chemical reaction with the water-urea solution (AdBlue) to convert the nitrogen oxide emissions produced during combustion into nitrogen (N2) and water vapour (H2O).

The absence of both the EGR system and of an active regeneration particulate filter (DPF) also ensures increased engine reliability.

The “SCR-Only” technology sees the introduction of a new integrated approach that is the result of extensive research by FPT Industrial, research that has led to the creation of numerous significant patents for:

  • “Closed” control, based on the use of sensors, to ensure accurate information regarding the composition of the exhaust gas at any moment as it passes through the HI-eSCR after-treatment system.
  • Adaptive dosing system, thanks to “closed” control technology, to reduce the use of AdBlue.
  • Thermally insulated high turbulence mixing, to allow homogeneous hydrolysis of urea and correct distribution in exhaust gas flow.
  • Improved thermal management to speed up SCR light-off in the cold part of the emission cycle.

Together with HI-eSCR, the engines also feature an electronically governed Exhaust Flap, which contributes significantly to the meeting of Euro VI emission regulations. The exhaust flap is used to speed up SCR warm up in the cold part of the emission cycle, ensuring the optimum SCR working temperatures and therefore peak NOx reduction.

Engine braking power will also be improved with the introduction of this system, achieving maximum brake power of 100 and 150 kwh in the Tector 5 and Tector 7 respectively.

Service intervals of 80,000 km for the Euro VI engines remain unchanged, compared to the Euro V versions, thanks to new high efficiency multi-layer fuel filters and an oil separation blow-by gas system; while the DPF has service intervals of 300,000 km.

In summary, the HI-eSCR system is the only Euro VI post-treatment system that optimizes consumption, reduces system complexity and maintains the original maintenance requirements of the vehicle.

The HI-eSCR technology was an important factor in winning the “International Truck of the Year 2013” accolade awarded to the Iveco Stralis Hi-Way. The quality of the HI-eSCR technological system has recently received major recognition: TÜV (one of the most respected European technical certification centres) has certified that there is a 2.33% reduction in fuel consumption when using the HI-eSCR system.

Eurocargo MY 2014 Euro 6 Launch shots
Eurocargo MY 2014 Euro 6 Launch

Gearboxes: New automatic gearbox with 12 gears

The transmission has a great impact on a vehicle’s performance and fuel consumption. In order to meet the requirements of each mission, the new Eurocargo Euro VI offers the most extensive range in the sector, with six manual ZF gearboxes with 5, 6 and 9 gears; four automated Eurotronic ZF gearboxes with 6 and 12 gears and three Allison automatic transmissions with 5 gears.

All models in the range are available with manual, automatic and automated transmission.

The new range is now augmented by the option of a new Eurotronic automated transmission with 12 gears for all 6-cylinder Tector 7 engines, from 12 to 19 tonnes. Also available on tow versions, this new transmission system delivers the optimum performance with heavy loads, with reduced clutch wear. It has a capacity of 1,100 Newtons/metre of torque with bulk and weight content.

The Allison automated transmissions with torque converter are available for the entire 4×2 range and offer maximum comfort on urban missions, where an average of 1,200 gear changes are made per day.

A unique vehicle for its class

​Versatile

The new Eurocargo is the most suitable vehicle for every type of use in the medium segment. This is thanks to its power, payload, range, gearboxes and suspensions which are unmatched in the market. The flexibility of the Eurocargo is undisputed and it is a model that continues to be a point of reference for competitors. The vehicle is able to carry out all of the principal missions in its category: from distribution to the transport of refrigerated goods, from construction to municipal services; as well as being a specialist for meeting the demands of the market: from fire protection to waste collection and the transport of people.

Its structure, steel ‘C’ section side members with a high-yield index, is completely devoid of obstructions, permitting for higher body lengths from 4,265 to 10,175 mm. The vehicle allows for easy driving in all circumstances: from urban centres where it demonstrates its extraordinary manoeuvrability thanks to a cabin that measures only 210 mm, a 52-degree steering angle and a reduced turning diameter (less than 11 metres with 2,790 mm wheelbase); and motorways where it is stable and secure in the event of last-minute manoeuvres.

Its exceptionally robust structure and safety equipment make the vehicle suitable for rough surfaces and extreme conditions.

Comfortable for those at the wheel

Iveco has always guaranteed superior comfort for its vehicles in terms of ergonomics, reduced vibrations and low noise levels.

The cab of the Eurocargo is simple, intuitive and handy. The controls are organized logically: all instruments are directly positioned in front of the driver; all of the commands are in the steering wheel area. Frequently used push controls are grouped along the dashboard for easy access and for maximum safety.

The instrument panel has been graphically redesigned,  and can display all information regarding the journey and the constant monitoring of the vehicle’s parameters and route: fuel level, tyre pressure, average fuel consumption and instantaneous fuel consumption, maintenance schedules, travel time and average speed.

Superior quality of life on-board the Eurocargo is ensured by the different cab types, adapted for different mission types: the day cab for distribution and short routes ; the sleeper  cab with a low or high roof, for long distances requiring an overnight stay, equipped with one or two bunks as well as the option for a fridge; a double cabin to accommodate six passengers plus the driver (ideal for the transport of work teams to construction sites). The seats are available with either fabric or PVC fittings in order to assure maximum resistance and practicality.

Safety

Security is fundamental for a commercial vehicle which operates in many diverse conditions: safety for those in transit from drivers to pedestrians, for the cargo, and for the value of investment.

Iveco addresses this theme with a 360° approach by manufacturing vehicles on a daily basis that protect the vehicle’s driver and passengers as well as safeguarding the safety of all road users. Eurocargo is a testament to Iveco’s continued commitment to safety, providing technical and technological solutions for preventive, active and passive safety.

In terms of passive safety, Iveco has created cabs that effectively protect in the event of a collision, for active safety, the company supplies the vehicle with the best hold and braking in its category. For preventive safety, Iveco offers drivers a pleasant work environment that reduces fatigue and stress. Also contributing to safety are the latest generation electronic systems including the new stability control system (EVSC) available as an optional for vehicles from 6 to 10 tons, and as standard for 12 to 19-ton series.

The Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (EVSC) system activates in the event of over steering, under steering or sudden route deviations. At the first sign of skidding, the EVSC system is activated, adjusting the engine power and braking on individual wheels with different intensities so as to stabilize the position of the vehicle.

The EVSC system of the new Eurocargo Euro VI can also be integrated on request with the Hill Holder device, which is used to ease hill starts. Its function is to prevent the vehicle from rolling back for a few seconds after the brake pedal is released. Thanks to this solution, uphill take-off is performed without danger, without the slipping of the clutch and with much lower wear on tyres.

In addition to improved safety, this feature also helps to create a pleasant driving environment, allowing you to travel in comfort, even over long distances. A new hands-free device is now available on the Eurocargo Euro VI, which links to the new Bluetooth ® radio, allowing drivers to talk on the phone without letting go of the wheel. The radio is “Made for Apple” certified and is thus compatible with iPods and iPhones.

Iveco Eurocargo MY 2014 Euro 6 Launch shots
Iveco Eurocargo MY 2014 Euro 6 Launch

Reliable

The Eurocargo’s reliability is further reinforced by the evolution of the Tector engine due to the technological solutions offered by HI-eSCR which improves performance and durability. Furthermore, the Eurocargo has adopted an exceptionally durable rolled chassis with mechanical characteristics that are similar to heavy vehicles, but with lighter weight.

Thanks to its chassis with steel side struts in a C formation with a high yield limit, the vehicle is capable of withstanding the stress of unbalanced loads or a sudden change of direction.

The suspension choices

The suspensions adopted for the Eurocargo are reinforced parabolic, semi-elliptical and pneumatic, as well as full air (with two bags for the 6 to 14 ton versions and four bags for the 15 to 18 ton versions) with an ECAS (Electronically-Controlled Air Suspension) system that improves driving comfort and the constant weight of the vehicle in terms of speed, cargo and road type.

The braking system

Axles, rear axle and the braking system all guarantee reliability and the maintenance of characteristics over time, above all, the technologically advanced braking system stands for security.

The entire Eurocargo range, with Tector 5 and Tector 7 engines, is equipped with a standard engine brake. Additionally, there is also the possibility to select intervention modes via the lever located to the right of the steering column. All of the 4×2 versions have disc brakes on both axles with discs and pads on the 6 to 10 ton range. The braking system is hydro-pneumatic for the 6-10 ton range and entirely pneumatic for the 11-19 ton range.

A large set of options allows for the creation of “made-to-measure” configurations for specific missions and for frequent routes, guaranteeing safety and comfort in all conditions and road surfaces.

Easily equipped

The strong point of this medium range vehicle is its versatility and the Eurocargo is perfect for every type of configuration: from refuse collectors to  tippers , from refrigerated vans to 3-way tippers, from tanks to commercial vans, from tail lifts to fire protection configurations, from small compactors to sweepers.

The vast range of final drive ratios and gearboxes enables the vehicle to adjust itself to every kind of professional challenge, territory or configuration: high gears for long highway journeys, low gears for short missions on harsh or rough roads (construction sites, dirt roads, mountainous routes).

The shorter wheelbase typical of this category is particularly appreciated by body-builders who can use the Eurocargo as the ideal base for a multitude of missions from short to medium length.

The most extensive range yet

​The productivity of Eurocargo Euro VI also extends to after-sales. In order to demonstrate its commitment to controlling maintenance costs for the entire lifetime of the Eurocargo Euro VI, Iveco has created the original spare parts kit for scheduled maintenance, which enables savings of 25% on the cost of each spare part. The kits are included in the wide range of personalised Elements assistance programmes, thus adding convenience to the numerous advantages already offered by Elements.

Accessories: a new dedicated line

The Iveco Accessories line is enriched with new products dedicated to Eurocargo Euro VI that enable owners to customise technologies, safety features, inside and outside. In particular, owners can purchase the professional, waterproof telecamera kit with prismatic lenses, which ensures maximum visibility when manoeuvring, and the perimeter volumetric anti-theft kit with a phone dialler for the safety of the vehicle and its load.