Biglorryblog: Iveco launches the New Stralis XP

The New Stralis XP builds on the solid foundation of the Stralis Hi-Way, launched in 2012 and crowned “International Truck of the Year 2013”. It carries over the best of its predecessor, and in particular the Hi- Way cab, which is very well appreciated by customers, Iveco’s unique HI-SCR Euro VI solution that requires no regeneration and preserves the long-term value of engine and vehicle, and the excellent quality and reliability of the previous range.

The completely renewed driveline, the new electric and electronic systems, new best-in-class transmission, rear axle and a rear suspension, the re-engineered engine, the proven HI-SCR technology, and the latest-generation GPS predictive functions, are perfectly integrated with a host of new and innovative fuel saving features and a unique range of services designed by Iveco to maximise reliability and reduce CO ₂ and TCO.

All the improvements and new features generate fuel savings of up to 11%, while the new services add further savings of up to 3%. Altogether, product features and services on the Stralis XP work together to reduce TCO in long-haul missions by an impressive 5.6%.

Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President, commented: “The New Stralis XP is a truck at the leading edge of technology that delivers an extraordinary TCO and CO ₂   performance. It is the perfect truck for long haulage operators.

The New Stralis XP bristles with fuel-efficiency features offered as standard. They include Smart Auxiliaries that automatically disconnect or go into energy-saving mode when they are not needed. Iveco’s predictive GPS-based Hi-Cruise system controls driving assistance functions such as eco-roll, gearshifting and cruise control. Together with the new 12-speed HI-TRONIX automated transmission, the EcoSwitch speed and torque limiter, the optimised rear-axle ratio and low-rolling resistance eco-tyres developed by Michelin, all these features deliver the best combination of efficiency and safety. Additional fuel savings derive from the adoption of the longer rear axle 2.47 that allows downspeeding and translates into a 7% reduction in engine rev speed.

The New Stralis 480XP and 570XP, designed for extra-long haul missions, feature the innovative Smart EGR, which works in combination with Iveco’s patented HI-SCR after-treatment system to optmise combustion, resulting   in significant fuel savings on long distances.  This solution harnesses a small amount of exhaust re-circulation – just 8% – to allow an earlier start of  injection. The result is greater fuel economy while maintaining the high 97% tailpipe NOx conversion delivered by the HI-SCR system and all the benefits of this technology: regeneration free, no impact on radiator size, no extra maintenance, and the longest service intervals bringing a further fuel and TCO reduction to the customer. With this solution, Iveco  and  its  engine  development  partner  FPT  Industrial  once  again  prove  their  long-established leadership in fuel efficiency technology.

Iveco’s new generation services, which are included in the TCO ₂ LIVE modular program, are offered as standard on the New Stralis XP. They include TCO ₂ Smart Report, a detailed report on the fuel consumption of each vehicle of the fleet that is automatically e-mailed to the customer every week, and TCO ₂ Advising fuel efficiency advice based on the wealth of knowledge Iveco has collected with its real- life truck analysis. Both can be integrated with the TCO ₂   Driving courses provided by specialized Iveco trainers. These new service can generate further savings of up to 3%.

In addition, the New Stralis XP come with the exclusive Uptime Guarantee, an all-new formula that protects the customer against technical inconveniences and gets the vehicle back on the road in the shortest possible time – no more than 24 hours – in case of breakdown, carrying out repairs at the nearest Iveco Truck Station. In preparation for the launch of the New Stralis XP, Iveco has been deploying its Truck  Stations  along  all  the  main  European  transport  corridors  to  deliver  its  Uptime  Guarantee Commitment.