Iveco launches refreshed S-Way

Refreshed S-Way brings new engine line-up and advanced feature to reduce its total cost of ownership

Iveco has launched a refreshed version of its S-Way, promising a fuel efficiency increase of up to 3% along with a new engine line-up and advanced feature to reduce its total cost of ownership.

While it is just two years since the S-Way was launched in Europe, Iveco has decided on a major change for its heavy on-road vehicle.

For instance, there is a new engine line-up, which meets Euro VI/E emissions standards and is type-approved for 100% second-generation biodiesel, such as HVO. The Cursor 13 range has been extended with two new power ratings, 490hp and 530hp. The efficiency of the Cursor 11 and Cursor 13 engines has been improved through increased compression ratios and a new combustion management strategy.

The 13-litre engines have been coupled with new, high-efficiency single-reduction rear axles, and longer rear axle ratios down to 2.31:1 are available with standard profile tyres. This enables substantial down-speeding, resulting in greater efficiency when cruising on long-distance routes.

Other new features that contribute to increasing fuel efficiency include a new Eco Mode for the automatic air conditioning system, which eliminates unnecessary energy absorption, and the new A-pillar aerodynamic covers that improve air flow around the cab.

Smart technology

One of the biggest changes has been around connectivity and how drivers interact with the vehicle, including proactive and predictive support. This includes Iveco’s Driver Pal vocal driver companion, new advanced functionalities and connected services.

Driver Pal is described by Iveco as a ‘game changer’ as it enables the driver to interact with the vehicle, its control systems, the Iveco Control Room and all fleet management functions using voice commands via Amazon Alexa. With the MYIVECO skill, they can not only activate in-cab controls and use the infotainment, but also use the navigation system to plan their route and check the vehicle’s health status and their Driving Style Evaluation score.

Iveco Driver Pal also puts them in contact with the driver community through the MYCOMMUNITY skill, making it possible to exchange messages with other drivers on their route or near their destination. They can share useful travel information and support each other.

Drivers can also activate Iveco Top Care through Iveco Driver Pal. The nearest Iveco workshop will be alerted and resolution will be fast-tracked. The service offers an innovative driver hospitality package if the vehicle is not back on the road within six hours, which includes free transfer, accommodation and, if needed, medical assistance.

Meanwhile, the Iveco S-Way Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) versions now feature new smart auxiliaries, such as the clutch compressor and variable-flow steering pump, which further increase their fuel efficiency. The engine improvements and new features these models share with the Diesel versions, together with the new smart auxiliaries, deliver a further reduction in CO2 emissions.

Thomas Hilse, Iveco brand president, said: “The new Iveco S-Way is a truly forward-thinking vehicle. It is sustainable and efficient, engineered with a deep-rooted entrepreneurial mindset. It puts the customer centre-stage, revolutionizing the way they communicate with their vehicles.

“The world is moving fast, and the world of transport must not only keep up but anticipate and drive the change. Iveco is doing exactly that. The new Iveco S-Way is the future of the world of transport – and it’s here today. It will take our customers to the next level!”

Giuliano Giovannini, head of medium and heavy line product management, added: “It is unusual for a manufacturer to make a substantial product update just two years after launching a brand-new model. However, this is exactly what we are doing with the Iveco S-Way – and we are improving a vehicle that was already among the best in its category.

“We offer our customers a vehicle that anticipates their needs and will exceed their expectations.”

Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.