The Iveco Daily is a light commercial vehicle produced by Iveco since 1978. The first generation (1978-1990) was offered with two models, the 35 and the 50 (3.5 and 5.0 tons). In 1980 a turbodiesel version, named “TurboDaily” was introduced.
The second generation was introduced in 1990. At the end of the Eighties, even though the Daily was one of the leading vehicles on the market, it was starting to show its age, especially against the 2nd generation Fiat Ducato and the new Renault Mascott. The 2nd generation Daily brought in tecnhological innovations, maintaining the qualities of the older model and his wide range. At the end of the Nineties the model underwent a light facelift, especially on the front, where smoother lines and different mudguards were introduced. On the inside a new steering wheel, new door panels, new linings and other minor, but useful, tweaks were introduced (for example, the new locking ashtray instead of the old-fashioned one).
The third series Daily got a more modern design, with new light groups (longer and lower). The “Turbodaily” name was dropped as all turbodiesels came with Unijet technology (common rail). Two new versions were released: “AGile” (with automatic gearbox or 6-speed manual) and “CNG” (natural gas version). two new load classes were introduced: Daily 65 and Daily 28 (6.5 tons and 2.8 tons). In 2004 this series got a front upgrade with new chrome grilles and new white turn indicators.
The fourth generation (2006-2011), designed by Giugiaro had an elegant front and a sleek and modern design, combined with a robust and light chassis. It was available as: Van, cabin cruiser, Combi, Minibus, Agile, and CNG (bi-fuel version). The minibus 20-seater version was also commercialized as Irisbus, while the braking system was improved; the 100-0 km/h braking distance were reduced to 42 mt.
In 2012 the new Daily Elettrico, a fully electrical version, powered by an Iveco Astra engine, with a power of 60 Kw and 230 Nm of torque, in conjunction with two traction batteries and a third optional battery with a maximum autonomy of 120 km fully loaded.
The fifth generation was introduced in 2011, while the sixth generation in July 2014.