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Iveco S-Way impresses in testing

The latest model of Iveco truck is passing its Australian tests with flying colours

Iveco says its S-Way truck is currently successfully completing a range of tests focused on performance and sustainability.

In 2021 the first S-Way models arrived in Australia to begin comprehensive local test and validations that were overseen by Iveco engineering staff ahead of the model’s fourth quarter launch.

The S-Way has already won several international industry awards for design, making it a highly anticipated release in Australia and New Zealand.

The local validation program includes having the S-Way run in single and D-double trailer combinations as well as in rigid setup while covering several hundred thousand kilometres fully loaded and in real-world operating conditions like summer temperatures.

Iveco also closely evaluated the collective load measurement of its S-Way model along with milage accumulation and full cooling system evaluations to ensure the models are ready to perform in Australian conditions.

Along with the drive performance focus, Iveco also observed how the suspension and braking worked while evaluating new technology features like GPS predictive drive capabilities.

The testing program also incorporates several exercises to evaluate fit and finish including door seal and noise reduction performance while evaluating Iveco genuine accessories.

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Iveco Australia senior engineer David Dunlop says the S-Way says the trials will continue despite its initial success.

“Testing undertaken to date has seen the S-Way evaluation vehicles perform extremely well,” Dunlop says.

“We’re focused on ensuring the new models arrive tailored specifically to meet our demanding Australian operating conditions and applications for long distances, high speed, loads and temperatures, making them a valuable addition to fleets.

“Having now spent a number of months in and around the S-Way, I know that future customers will be pleased with this next generation of heavy-duty trucks from Iveco.”

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