An extremely popular truck in the UK, you will always find a great selection of used Iveco Eurocargos for sale here at Truckpages.
Iveco’s middleweight truck sits between their Daily and Stralis (now S-Way) models with the Eurocargo covering rigid trucks from 7.5 to 18 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW).
The key to the Eurocargo is its flexibility, you will find this workhorse configured for local urban deliveries, as a tipper in construction spec, a dedicated municipal spec for sweepers – you can even buy a 4×4 Eurocargo or one that runs on CNG!
The truck has a great heritage – starting off life in the UK as the UK-built Ford Cargo (for those of us with long memories) changing to the Eurocargo brand in 1991 and seeing production move to Italy in 1996.
The truck is still often seen as a ‘British Truck’ even though it hasn’t been built here for around thirty years, (the Ford Transit also shares this misconception). The most British truck you can buy in the UK today at this weight range is the DAF LF that is assembled at Leyland – even though DAF is Netherlands-based, and US owned (PACCAR)!
Interested in reading more about Iveco as a company? Want to know more about the Eurocargo’s history?
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Firstly, let’s go through some detail to help to understand the model designations. Keeping it simple, the Eurocargos models are made up of three parts:
Gross Vehicle Weight:
75 = 7.5 tonnes
120 = 12 tonnes
180 = 18 tonnes
The middle letter denotes that it is a Eurocargo (E)
The power in PS (Close enough to HP)
16 = 160PS (hp)
18 = 180PS (hp)
So, the model looks like: ‘75E16’ is a 7.5 tonne Eurocargo with 160hp
Sometimes you will see the model prefixed by ML – this is the range ‘Medium Light’ and the MLC is the Day cab, the MLL is the sleeper cab. You may also see a letter after the ‘75E16’ which denotes the version of the truck.
K = Tipper configuration (Kipper is Tipper in German)!
D = Crew Cab
W = 4×4
RSW = Sweeper Spec.
The final piece of the model naming jigsaw is the suspension type. If there is a final suffix to the model of:
/P = rear air suspension (Posteriori in Italian in case you were wondering)
/FP = front and rear air suspension (even though Italian for front is anteriori)?
To top all of this off- Iveco have decided to change the way the models appear on the cabs. Gone is the ‘E’ for Eurocargo – this is now replaced by a ‘-‘ and the 19 has turned into 190!
Why buy a Eurocargo?
There are plenty of truck operators across Europe who are convinced of the Eurocargo’s capabilities. Iveco’s Eurocargo is the market leader across Europe at the middle weight range.
Simple Euro 6 Technology
Part of this appeal may come from the simplicity of the truck’s exhaust treatment system to clean emissions to Euro 6 D standard. All other trucks use a combination of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), whilst the Eurocargo is alone in simply using the SCR system. Iveco have branded this system Hi-SCR.
This means that there is one less thing to go wrong and that the truck only needs a passive diesel particulate filter, (DPF). This is important for local operation, as an active filter has to be operated at high temperatures, (typically those seen at motorway speeds) in order to burn off deposits in the filter. If this is not possible (in local, urban duty cycles) then the truck has to heat it up using a forced regeneration. This is noisy, uses fuel and wastes time.
Huge Range of Options
You will find crew cab, day cab and sleeper cab Eurocargos for sale, with Tector engine choices from 160hp to 320hp from the 5-litre and 7-litre engines. The Eurocargo is available in 11,000 factory versions, resulting from the combination of its product variants: 4×2 and 4×2, 14 gross vehicle weight levels and seven power outputs, 12 gearboxes, 15 wheelbases and three types of cab with two roofs – in addition to a wide range of suspension systems, axle ratios, axles and PTOs.
Eurocargo Model History
Iveco’s middleweight truck has had a long and impressive history. There are hundreds of thousands of these trucks running around Europe in many shapes and sizes, carrying out a huge range of roles, from fire truck to tipper, fridge truck to road sweeper.
Starting at 7.5 tonnes GVW in the UK, the Eurocargo is the main competitor to DAF’s LF for the mainstay of the important ‘under the weight’ market, (able to drive on certain car licences). The range covered by the Eurocargo goes up to just 18 tonnes GVW – if you want a 26 tonner then you’ll need to go for the larger, heavier Stralis (S-Way) cab
Popular in the UK partly because of its history – it used to be made in the UK when it was owned by Ford – but also because it is a well-priced, well put together truck.
So which model should you buy? There have been a number of facelifts over the years, so you don’t want to make the mistake of buying the last of a model year series when you could buy the facelifted version for not much more…
1991 – Launch of Eurocargo
Originally stemming from the Ford Cargo in the UK, the Eurocargo brand as we know it started back in 1991 – still made in the UK at the time. Not many of these trucks around in the UK – they would be collectors items only.
1997 – Launch of Second Generation Eurocargo
Again, not high on the UK truck buyer’s shopping list, demonstrates the truck’s heritage.
2001 – Launch of Eurocargo Tector
The Tector brand for engines remains today – often confused as a Tector rather than a Eurocargo thanks to the huge badge on the front.
2003 – Launch of Third Generation Eurocargo Model Year 2003
Modern looks for the 2003 model year
2006 – Introduction of Euro 4 and Euro 5 models
Iveco, like most European truck manufacturers more or less went straight to Euro 5 for these middleweight Eurocargos.
2008 – Fourth Generation Eurocargo Euro 5
A much-revised front end facelift saw similar Euro 5 engines to the earlier model. Check out more information from launch here.
2013 – Launch of Euro 6 Eurocargo
Looking similar to the 2008 faclift, this time the Eurocargo gets engine changes. Meeting the Euro 6 standard is not easy, but Iveco manages it using SCR only. No complex EGR systems, just a dosage of Adblue. To review the launch information click here.
2015 – Launch of Fifth Generation new design current Eurocargo
The truck received a striking facelift – now matching the appearance of the Daily range with a ‘smile’ on the front. Angular looks make the truck stand out in a fairly bland crowd. Iveco are to be applauded in having a go and making the truck unique. To read more about the current model, viee our Iveco Eurocargo hub page where you will also find tonnes of Eurocargos for sale.
Check Out the Eurocargo in Film
Check Out Iveco’s External Features and Vehicle Care Video for the Eurocargo
Take a look around the inside of a 2015 Model Year Eurocargo
It was avoiding the need to stop for forced regeneration of the aftertreatment system that led to Iveco Retail’s sale to Navajo Leasing of three new 18-tonne Eurocargo flatbed rigids to its fleet, with a further order planned for later in 2020. If a truck does not carry out any motorway work for a while,…
First View of Iveco & Nikola’s New Electric TRE Truck
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Launch Information: Iveco Eurocargo 2015 Model Year
At the time that the new Iveco Eurocargo was launched in 2015, the manufacturer produces a wealth of information that is useful for used truck buyers when making a decision which model year to buy. It is a shame that this information often disappears when the model is subsequently replaced. To help used truck buyers,…
Launch Information: Iveco Eurocargo MY 2014 Euro 6
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…
Launch Information: Iveco Eurocargo 2008 Model Year
As with most truck launches Iveco provided acres of information back in 2008 for the launch of their facelifted Eurocargo. For those of you keep on researching older truck models, here is all the detail at the time of launch. For the information on the current model and Iveco Eurocargos for sale, visit the main…