Iveco lifts lid on new Euro 6 ACCO range


Last Euro 5 rolls off the line with new generation set for 2020 debut

Iveco lifts lid on new Euro 6 ACCO range
A successor to the Euro 5 ACCO range has been announced

 

Just as Iveco celebrated the 90,000th ACCO rolling off the production line in Melbourne, the brand is marking another milestone – the move to Euro 6 units.

The last current-generation Euro 5 model unit has left the assembly line, with the next iteration scheduled to begin production in the first quarter of 2020.

The current-shape ACCO was introduced in 1972 and was further developed on that platform, with the Euro 5 2014 model year variants introduced in 2014.

Iveco notes the vehicle has undergone more than 4,300 specification changes over its lifetime.

The new Euro 6 ACCO will continue to be manufactured in Australia having been developed specifically for Australia and New Zealand markets. 

"Ever increasing emission and safety requirements meant that with the major changes introduced by 2014, the current model had reached its full development potential," the company notes.


Look back on the ACCO’s 90,000th celebrations, here


Iveco Australia and New Zealand managing director Bruce Healy and brand ambassador Lloyd Reeman touched on the benefits of the new-generation range at the brand's recent recent celebratory event.

"The new models have undergone an extensive local development program, with several evaluation vehicles currently in year-long trials with key refuse customers, where they have performed exceptionally well according to feedback and performance benchmarking," the company notes.

Initial models to be released are aimed at the vocational market, specifically for compactor and hook-lift bin applications, which were a mainstay of the previous generation ACCO.

"The new range introduces powerful, yet cleaner and more efficient Euro 6 engines coupled to the proven Allison full automatic transmissionsIveco says.

"On the safety front, vehicles will feature a raft of standard technology including adaptive cruise control, advanced emergency braking system, electronic braking system with brake assistance, electronic stability program and daytime running lamps. 

"Operators wanting even more safety can select from options such as hydraulic retarder, lane departure warning system, driver attention support, a tyre pressure monitoring system and Xenon headlamps.

"The new ACCO also promises to further reduce its predecessor’s already impressive low total cost of ownership benefits, particularly in the area of fuel use."

On selected Euro 6 configurations the payload mass remains in the same region as the outgoing Euro 5 model – well within the industry benchmark of 10 tonnes. 

Iveco says it will share further details of the new Euro 6 ACCO range early next year.

 

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