Iveco Daily Dropside Review
The Iveco Daily Dropside at a glance
Dropside vans have always been great for businesses that need to quickly and easily load and unload cargo from the back in the safest and most efficient way properly. If you’re unfamiliar, a dropside is a light commercial vehicle in which the sides of the cargo space can drop down to allow for easy loading. Once loaded, the sides simply raise and allow for simple transport.
They usually have a high payload and can make loading heavy or oddly shaped cargo a breeze. The Iveco Daily Dropside is no exception to this, being a very reliable and powerful van for use by businesses and tradesmen. Available as both a single cab and crew cab, it’s a great quality van to be used by tradesmen who seek fast and easy loading.
The Daily is one of the best-selling vans in the world, having been sold by Iveco for more than 40 years now, making it the longest-running vehicle in their production. Van Sales UK has put together this helpful guide on the best features of the Iveco Daily Dropside, and why you should consider investing in one today.
Engines and Spec
The third generation of the Daily was introduced into the market in July 2014 and then underwent a recent upgrade in 2019 to improve the interior, performance and look of the car.
Iveco does not make their vehicles like other vans, instead choosing to use a separate chassis with a body bolted on top, instead of an all-in-one structure. This makes their vans particularly strong and capable of handling heavy payloads. Depending on the model you can expect the Daily to handle anything from 3.3 all the way up to 7 tonnes of weight. Vans with unibody structures tend to only be able to carry much lighter payloads, so if you want a van that can carry a lot, go with an Iveco.
Iveco has worked hard to improve the driver’s comfort and safety while driving their vans, providing Iveco’s Daily Business UP system which can provide remote diagnostics, in-depth telematics and instant fixes for issues.
In terms of the engine, the Daily is powered by four-cylinder diesel engines. You can find 2.3 and 3.0-litre models, with varying horsepower available. You can even choose between an eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual gearbox on some models. The engine is even available as a modified version that runs on compressed natural gas.
In terms of the interior, the Iveco Daily Dropside is available as both a single cab and crew cab option. In the single cab option, you can expect space for the driver and two passengers. The crew cab adds additional doors to the cabin and an extra row of seats, meaning you can carry a crew of up to six. The seats themselves have been redesigned to provide comfort, moulding to your shape and reducing pressure peaks by up to 30%.
Smart controls located in the cabin can help you with the overall drive of your vehicle. With dynamic and static control, you can set how you want the suspension using either a rotary switch or a button. The suspension control can help you achieve up to 30% fewer vibrations. The built-in AIR-PRO Continuous Damping Control unit also reacts instantly to road disturbances.
The cab has been optimised for performance, with a smooth manual gearbox and easy-to-reach controls. The Iveco Daily is the first light commercial vehicle to have memory foam seats, and the user-friendly displays make it easier than ever to access the key settings of your van.
Pros & Cons
- Powerful engine
- Capacity to carry plenty of crew and payloads
- Some prefer a unibody design
- Interior still needs improvements
- Limited dealer network
So if you’re in the market for a large and reliable dropside van, you should look into the Iveco Daily Dropside today. With its massive payload and efficient performance, it’s a great choice for businesses who want to transport goods around quickly and easily.
Van Sales UK stocks the Iveco Daily as both a single cab and crew cab dropside, meaning if you need the option to carry a large crew as well as a big payload, you can find options to suit you on our website. We also offer free fast delivery nationwide, and a variety of payment methods so you can get the van you want, the way you want it.
If you have any questions about the Iveco Daily Dropside or Van Sales UK in general, give us a call today at 0117 205 2661.