Iveco Daily review

Category: Large Van

Section: Interior

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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

For several generations of the Iveco Daily, the Italian manufacturer has been pushing its connectivity. Iveco’s position in the heavy truck market, where telematics are commonplace, no doubt plays a part in this. So while the previous generation championed removable devices for drivers, the Daily now gets a new integrated screen as the focal point of its interior.

The new high-resolution 7in touchscreen is well integrated and enables use of a new tracking and monitoring system developed in conjunction with Verizon. Vans can now be monitored remotely and connected directly to an operational help centre in the event of a problem or alert. Remote diagnostics and assistance are also both possible, and can help with preventative maintenance schedules. A rear camera view also uses the display, and there’s voice recognition along with the option of a commercial vehicle version of TomTom navigation. The new interface is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. 

Also in the centre is a standard DIN compartment (which is the location for a tachograph on larger vans over 3.5-tonnes), while the modest glovebox and corresponding shelf above it are useful for an array of items. Other storage near to the driver is limited, but there’s a cupholder next to the A-pillar and the option of an overhead storage shelf. The tiered door pockets with three compartments will likely be the most used. The centre seat folds down to provide a table area and also has useful storage.

There’s more interior space than before too, as the parking brake is now an electronic button. The parking brake is automatically applied when the engine is switched off and released when the clutch and accelerator are used. Cross-cab access is improved as a result.

Equipment levels in the Daily depend upon the “pack” you choose, with three categories available – Equipment, Functional and Mission Van.

Business and Business Premium sit in the Equipment class, with-air conditioning, heated mirrors and cruise control standard in both. Both have digital radios of sorts, albeit the Premium’s is better and bundled with the monitoring system. Business Premium gets an air-suspended driving seat (when accustomed to this it really does improve comfort levels), as well as a dual bench passenger seat with a fold down table.

If you specify a Hi-Matic automatic transmission, the pack names change to Business+ and Business Exclusive, with LED headlights being the only noteworthy addition.