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2020 Iveco Daily Features Redesigned Front Fascia

Not to be confused with the Fiat Ducato and Ram ProMaster, the Iveco Daily isn’t as popular as it used to be a decade ago. The introduction of the sixth generation in April 2014 with Euro 5 and Euro 6 engine options didn’t help too much either, and Iveco is struggling to make ends meet in the light commercial vehicle segment.
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Ford, Renault, and Volkswagen dominate this part of the market, one of the most competitive out there as far as commercial vehicles are concerned. Given these circumstances, Iveco decided the Daily needs a mid-cycle refresh to capture a larger share of the LCV segment.

Spied in Scandinavia during cold-weather testing, the 2020 model features steelies, halogen lights, lots of black plastic cladding, and a redesigned grille up front. The secondary, lower grille appears to be equipped with radar, most likely for the Adaptive Cruise Control system.

The headlamps are different too, giving the Italian van more visual presence than the pre-facelift. Nothing much is happening out the back, so you could say it’s business as usual for Iveco and the Daily.

Given the extent of modified bits and pieces, the Italian company is expected to reveal the mid-cycle refresh in the second half of 2019. Of course, the chassis cab and open-box Daily will feature similar upgrades to the closed-box prototype the carparazzi spied in the Scandinavian Peninsula.

Manufactured in Suzzara, Italy and Valladolid, Spain, the Daily is anticipated to feature more efficient engine options for 2020. The most popular powerplant is the 3.0-liter MultiJet turbo diesel from Fiat, which is also available with compressed natural gas.

Fully-loaded examples of the breed are equipped with the commercial-duty ZF 8HP automatic transmission, introduced to the range when the sixth generation launched in 2014. A six-speed manual and semi-automatic transmission are also available.

For eco-conscious customers, the Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power and Daily Electric are right up your alley. The Hi-Matic Natural Power, which was crowned International Van of the Year 2018, is “the industry’s first compressed natural gas-powered LCV fitted with a class-exclusive 8-speed automatic gearbox.”

 
 
 
 
 

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