The new vehicles will be available to rent by anyone holding a standard car driving licence. Set to be available from Europcar locations across the UK, Europcar expects the Iveco Dailys to be particularly useful in busy downtown locations where demand is high for vehicles to assist with moving home and DIY projects.
Each Daily 35C13 chassis cab benefits from a 3,750mm long wheelbase and features bodywork by Alloy Bodies, Iveco’s Daily DriveAway Options partner. This enables Europcar to benefit from a comprehensive three year unlimited mileage warranty covering both the chassis and body.
Commenting on the order, Ken McCall, managing director, Europcar UK Group, said: ‘The Dailys are a really important addition to our fleet. They offer a great payload capacity, plus the combination of the Luton body and tail-lift makes light work of moving even big loads for our customers.
‘The majority of the demand for this type of vehicle comes from urban areas, so the Daily’s tight turning circle also really comes into its own.’
Supplied via Iveco dealer Guest Truck & Van, the new vehicles will remain in Europcar’s core fleet for up to three years and will be available for both short and long-term hire.
The vehicle benefits from Stop & Start functionality, together with a Gear Shift Indicator, enabling the driver to better manage his/her way of driving. Together with the latest lightweight six-speed transmission, these functions help to reduce fuel consumption, and consequently CO2 emissions, by up to 10% cent compared with the models they replace.
Iveco reintroduced its Daily DriveAway Options range at the beginning of 2012, following increasing demand from customers for a ready-bodied vehicle range which already conformed with Whole Vehicle Type Approval.