The Malta Independent 13 December 2017, Wednesday

The Iveco Daily awarded International Minibus of the Year 2017

Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 11:13 Last update: about 3 months ago

The Iveco Daily has just won the title of International Minibus of the Year 2017 by the Bus, Coach and Minibus of the Year international jury, which is made up of senior journalists representing 18 major road transport magazines from Europe.

Over the past two years, the Iveco Daily has won a number of very prestigious awards such as the International Van of the Year 2015, the Best 3.5 - 7.5 tonne van, in Germany, the Top Van 2016, Best Imported Van 2016, European Innovation Award 2016, Best KEP Transporter 2015, Innovation Award for KEP Transporter 2015, 2016 Best Commercial Vehicle, Large Van of the Year at the 2017 What Van? awards in the UK, Light Industrial Vehicle of the Year at the Spanish National Transport Awards 2017, Best Light Truck at Fleet World Honours 2017 in the UK and Sustainable Truck of the Year 2017 Van category by Daily Electric.

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The International Minibus of the Year 2017 award was announced at the opening of the FIAA 2017 International Bus and Coach Trade Fair held in Madrid, Spain. 

Tom Terjesen, president of the Bus & Coach of the Year jury, summed up the jury vote: "The Iveco Daily combines high quality bodywork, together with a premium comfort for the passenger. The driveline with a strong Euro 6 diesel engine and the best gearbox ever made in this class makes the trip an experience to remember. The high capacity of luggage and a great idea with a flap inside the luggage compartment give even more space if needed. The fact that this is a complete factory-built minibus makes the maintenance and service more efficient wherever you are on the road in Europe."

The Daily is the first International Minibus of the Year ever since the award was created this year by the jury of the prestigious European International Bus & Coach of the Year Awards to recognise minibuses and midibuses designed for professional passenger transport.

The jury of journalists representing 18 leading specialised magazines from across Europe judged the Daily to have performed very well during the test involving also six other competitors, where they were evaluated in real road conditions with uphill and downhill sections, motorways, narrow roads and a variety of situations.

The Daily stood out from the competition first of all for the high level of customization it allows, both in terms of specifications and on board. The passenger seats are fixed on rails to ensure maximum versatility. With this set up the Daily minibus can seat up to 19 passengers, providing an exclusive travel experience with luxurious comfort and a stylish environment.

It also features best-in-class luggage compartments with a capacity of up to 2.5m3. The comprehensive and advanced safety features and compliance with R66 regulations provide peace of mind to passengers and driver alike. The Daily offers absolute driving pleasure and comfort with the class exclusive Hi-Matic eight-speed automatic gearbox and the Telma Retarder. In addition, the tough, reliable, powerful and efficient 3-litre engine and high-strength truck derived chassis ensure long life performance for the minibus.

The extensive range of Daily Minibus models offer a solution for a wide variety of passenger transport missions: tourist to travel in comfort and style, intercity with a category-leading passenger capacity and school buses specifically designed for student transport.


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