The Iveco ACCO has a long life still ahead of it. That’s the message from Iveco as the brand unveils a new-generation version of the long-standing model.
Unveiled at the same event that saw Iveco take the wraps off the new locally-built Stralis X-Way prime mover and rigid, the new ACCO is set to be put to the test by some of the models most loyal customers.
That testing, and any further tweaks to the new offering, could take up to 12 months before the new ACCO officially hits the market.
So, what does the new ACCO bring to the table?
Safety has been a big priority in the new offering – Iveco adding standard safety gear including Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), ABS brakes, Stability Control, an axle load indicator, and LED lights front and rear.
Iveco telling us operators will also benefit from a new cabin design that “offers additional visibility and comfort combined with the easy access the previous generation ACCOs were well regarded for”.
Sharing many of the same underpinnings and architecture as the Stralis X-Way, the new-generation Iveco ACCO will boast:
- 6×4 and 8×4 configurations
- Iveco front axles
- Tapered two-leaf parabolic suspension
- Electronically Controlled Air Suspension (rear and front and rear on 8×4 variants).
- Meritor tandem drive axles
- Driver controlled diff locks
- Optional factory dual control system
Under the cab will be Euro 6 compliant Cursor 9 engines with Iveco’s Hi-eSCR emission control system.
Power outputs on offer will range between 310 and 360hp and 1300 and 1650Nm and an Allison Generation Five 3200 Series, 6-speed full automatic transmission will come as standard.
Gone is the traditional ACCO dash, in its place is “an ergonomically-designed work space with modern instrument cluster and intuitive dashboard layout”.
Creature comforts include automatic climate control, ISRI air suspension seat (driver and passenger) and heated and motorised mirrors.
Iveco quick to point out though that the interior is still tough, with hardwearing plastics and easy-clean trim.
We will keep you updated as further details on the new-gen ACCO come to hand ahead of the model’s full Australian availability.
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