Europcar’s Italian love affair | TRANSPORT NEWS

Less than two years after receiving its first allocation of Daily vans, leading rental company, Europcar, recently took delivery of its 200th Daily vehicle, having earlier in the year expanded its partnership with IVECO to include the supply of Europcar’s new Pantech-body trucks.

Europcar Head of Fleet Procurement and Planning, Laura Harewood, said that with the strong performance of the earlier models, Europcar had no hesitation in investing in the Daily range to further grow its commercial rental fleet.

“Since having the Daily 35S van model in our fleet, the feedback from our clients has been very positive,” Laura said.

With a 12m³ volume capacity and over 1.5 tonnes of payload, Laura said this particular model Daily was an ideal specification for rental applications.

“It’s a great size in that it has a solid payload and carrying capacity while still being easy to drive and manoeuvrable,” she said.

All the Daily vehicles available to rent from Europcar feature IVECO’s market-leading, 8-speed ‘Hi-Matic’ full automatic transmission matched to either an efficient 2.3 litre turbodiesel engine producing 126 hp and 320 Nm of torque (Daily Van), or a 3.0 litre turbo-diesel engine delivering 170 hp and 430 Nm (Daily Cab Chassis).

In terms of safety, both vehicles are well equipped boasting four SRS airbags, front and rear disc brakes with ABS, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Electronic Stability Program, Anti-Skid Regulator, Hill Holder and more.

For additional safety and convenience, the vans are fitted with a factory bulkhead and window, as well as a Bluetooth-equipped radio with steering wheel mounted controls and reversing buzzers.

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