IVECO Dealers have started taking customer orders for the award-winning S-WAY range, with the first of these vehicles expected to arrive in Australia during the first half of 2023. IVECO Australia is now in the final stages of local validation and testing of the new range, which has seen several models in rigid, single trailer and B-Double configuration travel the country under full working conditions, accumulating thousands of kilometres. As part of the program B-Double variants also operated for extended periods at full 70t GCM to ensure the reliability and robustness of the vehicles.
Available in the S-WAY line-up are 4×2 and 6×4 prime movers and rigids in 6×2, 6×4 and 8×4 configurations. Three Euro 6-rated engines will be offered across the line-up with five output options, delivering power and torque that spans from 340hp (251kW) and 1400Nm to a range-topping 550hp (419kW) and 2500Nm.
Coupled to the engines is IVECO’s highly regarded HI-TRONIX automated manual transmission in 12 and 16-speed guise, ensuring seamless gear changes, torque optimisation and an extended operating life. Other features of the driveline include anti-idling capabilities and ECO MODE PLUS, functions that reduce fuel use. Also assisting fuel efficiency and reduced operating costs is the S-WAY’s extremely aerodynamic cabin design.
A reshaped roof, optimised mirror design, high efficiency A-Pillar covers, and a host of other new styling introductions has resulted in a cabin that provides a 13.5% CX coefficient improvement over previous heavy duty IVECO models.
As a leader in safety, IVECO will continue to deliver a wide range of active and passive technologies in the S-WAY including emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system and an even stronger reinforced ECE R29.03-compliant cabin. Inside the cabin functionality meets comfort, with an ergonomic dash and cluster layout, abundant storage and a raft of new driver appointments.
Also new is IVECO DRIVER PAL, which is available in the top spec 550hp model. IVECO DRIVER PAL is a technology that allows drivers to fully interact with their vehicles and operate all in-cabin controls through voice commands. Further S-WAY details will be provided closer to launch date.