Latest Iveco Eurocargo ticks all the right boxes
By Steev Hayes
Photography Steev Hayes
Despite not holding the top spot in the middleweight truck sector for a quite a few years now, Iveco’s Eurocargo is still a popular choice with a lot of operators – and a good number of those are in the rental business.
The truck has a long pedigree stretching back to the 1980s, starting out as Cargo when it was originally the middleweight offering from Ford.
It continued to be a marketing success following the Iveco Ford tie-up after Ford sold off its commercial vehicle arm to Iveco in 1986 and, consequently after the Ford name was dropped from the product, it has still been a very sought-after truck.
Versions of Cargo have for years been the mainstay of a vast array of different businesses, from tippers delivering quantities of topsoil, sand and other aggregates to mainly domestic customers, to urban and inner city parcel deliveries. Coal merchants, scaffolding companies, most of the utility companies and a great many small and family-run businesses have opted for the Iveco product, renowned for its durability and reliability with its virtually bomb-proof drivetrain.
The latest versions of Cargo – now dubbed ‘Eurocargo’ – are a world away from the earlier versions. Under Iveco’s ownership, Eurocargo has been subject to constant upgrades and improvements in terms of power from the new Euro 6 Tector 5 and Tector 7 engines, with better transmissions and greater levels of comfort. A large number of chassis configurations are available, including a tough 4×4 version suitable for operating off-road over difficult terrain.
Read the rest of this feature in the March 2015 issue of Trucking. Buy the magazine here