Hanover Show: The 66th IAA International Commercial Vehicle Show (Part 1)

"New mobility world logistics": Mercedes-Benz, Scania, Iveco


The IAA Commercial Vehicles Show, driven by ideas

IAA International
Commercial Vehicle Show

"The meaning behind the IAA poster" (according to the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA))

  The contemporary and revolutionary ideas of "connectivity"/"digitization"/"safety" were represented based on the theme of "Ideen sind unser Antrieb (driven by ideas) on a heads-up display similar to a blue windshield, displayed as an image of connected informational systems. It depicted a world with digital interaction between ever evolving vans, trucks, and buses.

IAA Show overview

IAA Show overview

  At the end of September 2016, the world's largest commercial vehicle show was held in an unseasonably warm Hanover. Roughly 2,013 companies from 52 countries exhibited over 330 world-premiere vehicles, and there were over 100 European premieres (the same number as the previous show) at the venue, which has an area of 270,000 square meters (3.5 times the size of Tokyo Big Sight, where the Tokyo Motor Show is held). The ratio of foreign exhibitors increased to 61%, and most were large and small parts manufacturers from China, Italy, the Netherlands, and Turkey. In addition to Europeans, there were attendees from Chinese companies and particularly large numbers of visitors from firms in Southeast Asia and India. At any show, visitors from China are mostly composed of female staff who work in development, and many were seen diligently taking photos of parts and jotting down information.

  As is usually the case, Daimler Group rented out one large hall to exhibit its products, but Scania's booth, which showcased the OEMs fully redesigned cab, was even more popular than in normal years. Excluding press days, attendees who wished to take photos had to run to the booth as soon as the venue doors opened.

Truck transport in Europe and the market for vehicles

Truck transport in Europe
and the market for vehicles

  Long-haul trucks in Japan travel for an average round trip of 1,000 km, often driving during the night, and are rarely seen on highways and at service stops during the day. On the Autobahn, which sprawls in all directions, as well as on major European highways, there are many long-haul trucks that travel for 2,000 to 3,000 km, without regard for the time of day, and many truck drivers can be seen taking afternoon naps. (Photo taken on Autobahn route 7, which connects northern Europe to Italy)

Truck market

(Source: VDA documents. For details, see MarkLines data)

  • Trucks transport 76% of cargo in Europe, with the percentage still climbing. In Germany, a daily average of 1.6 million trucks or more transport cargo.
  • In 2015, there were 259,000 registered (year-over-year (y/y) increase of 14%) trucks weighing 6 tons or more in western Europe, and approximately 90,000 in Japan. Registered trucks increased by 20% or more in Spain and the Netherlands. Large trucks in Germany are expected to increase by 87,000 or more this year.
  • In 2015, trucks transported 465.7 billion ton-km (approximately 215.8 billion ton-km in Japan).

Related Reports: IAA Hannover Commercial Vehicle Show 2015
(Part 1) Daimler's autonomous truck and MAN's new engines on display
(Part 2) Exhibits by Volvo, Scania, Renault and ZF

IAA Show exhibition overview: connectivity, digitization, safety, automation, and alternative power trains

IAA Show exhibition

  At the previous Hanover Show, many OEMs had exhibitions that advocated an evaluation of the balance between the lifetime costs of trucks and profitability, with "Total Cost Ownership" (TCO) as a key term. The keywords for this show were "connectivity, digitalization, safety, and automation," as shown on the exhibition poster. A digital network based on trucks that thoroughly utilize advanced connectivity services and revolutionary sensor technology was promoted. The basis of these concepts lies in further efficiency and productivity of truck transportation, safety assurance, driver support, environmental contribution, and CO2 reduction.

  1. Connectivity refers to digitizing information from the vehicles driving all over Europe and sharing it as big data to increase competitiveness in transportation quality and vehicle services. Connectivity will also support the expansion of truck transportation and profitability. With the catchphrase of "connecting," each OEM had sample exhibitions to promote comprehensive convenience for vehicles and transport service bases.
  2. Automation is still in the conceptual phase.
    • Mercedes-Benz, which is a leader in automation and autonomy research, showcased large and mid-sized vans, as well as delivery trucks.
    • Aside from Mercedes-Benz, technology exhibitions from major suppliers like Bosch and ZF were the center of attention for automation examples.
    • Additionally, exhibitions included automated trailer connection/disconnection, vehicles without side mirrors to reduce air resistance, as well as technology to automatically display 3D imagery of vehicle surroundings on a digital mirror when operating the steering wheel or driving in reverse.
  3. As for securing safety, the purpose of implementing safety devices is to reduce driver stress as part of a driving assistance system. This will lead to increased productivity that will include the owners of shipped goods.
    • Companies showcased the wide area that is made visible with 3D digital mirrors, which originated from the shift towards vehicles where the side mirrors have been done away with to decrease air resistance (these devices are able to regulate the field of vision depending on vehicle behavior).
    • Vehicle collision evasion/reduction, lane departure warnings, and electronic stability control are features that are standard on Japanese and European vehicles, but further implementation of equipment such as multifunctional cameras, radars, and ultrasound was proposed (mainly from suppliers).
  4. Product debuts
    1. Exhibition of concept vehicles: Mercedes-Benz, Iveco, MAN (digital mirrors, etc.)
    2. Exhibition of EVs: Mercedes-Benz (trucks/buses), Mitsubishi Fuso Canter, MAN
    3. Exhibition of alternative fuel vehicles: increase in diesel hybrids and LNG vehicles
    4. Exhibition of 3 vehicle sets: 1. 4x2, 6x2, 6x4 tractors, 2. Swap-body chassis vehicles, 3. Dump trucks, etc.
    5. Weight reduction: 4x2 short-distance delivery tractor, trailer frames, tandem axle trailers, etc.
    6. Exhibition of 6x2 tractor (twin-axis steering shafts, single tires, and lift-up mechanism) left-hand drive model
    7. Exhibition of a high-output, right-hand drive 6x4 tractor for South Africa and Australia
    8. Exhibition of rally and speed race trucks

Truck OEM exhibition overview

(WP): World Premiere

Daimler Group
* Mercedes-Benz
(1) Concept vehicles (WP) * EV - Large van and pickup/delivery van for urban use
* EV - Future bus
* Cargo loading device for mid-size vans
(2) Current vehicles * Large/mid-size tractors such as the ACTROS, Antos, Arocs, Atego, and various vehicles with cargo beds
* ACTROS right-hand drive tractor for South Africa, economic cement mixer for London
* Sprinter and other mid/small-size vans and wagons
(3) Buses (WP) * Cetra HDH ultra-luxurious sightseeing bus
* Mitsubishi Fuso
(1) Canter (WP) * Mass production small-size EV van
(2) Current vehicles * Canter Hybrid 4×4, flat body, fire trucks, etc.
* Daimler Group * Each vehicle from the Daimler Group was presented as a sample exhibit
  Freightliner, Western Star (U.S.), BharatBenz (India),
  Foton Auman (China), Mitsubishi Fuso Tokyo Motor Show exhibition vehicle
Volkswagen Trucks & Bus group
* Scania
(1) Full redesign (WP) * S Range (new) tractor, swap-body vehicle
* R Range tractor   * (P and G Range released next spring)
(2) Concept vehicles(WP) * P Range diesel hybrid tractor (parallel type)
(3) Current vehicles * R Range lumber transport vehicle, G Range LNG tractor,
(4) Buses * Sightseeing bus HD (minor change)    * LNG inter-city bus, hybrid bus
(1) New models (WP) * TGE Series small truck, van
(2) Facelift (WP) * TGX, TGS Series large tractor, swap-body vehicle, dump truck, lumber transport vehicle
(3) Current vehicles * TGX right hand drive tractor for South Africa, etc., TGM mid-size refrigerator car, etc.
(4) Buses (WP) * Neoplan sightseeing bus Tour Liner
* VW Constellation (Brazil)
* Tractor, CNG tractor, sightseeing bus
Volvo Group
* Volvo
(1) Current vehicles * FH Series tractor (including a 6 × 4 lift-axle vehicle), swap-body vehicle, lumber transport vehicle
* FMX dump truck
* FM lightweight tractor, FE mid-size refrigerator vehicle, FL fire truck
(2) Reference exhibition * High-powered race vehicle
(3) Bus * EV bus, diesel hybrid bus, sightseeing bus
* Renault
(1) Current vehicles * T Series tractor, swap-body vehicle
* C Series lightweight tractor
* K Series dump truck
* D Series skip loader, car carrier trailer
(2) Reference exhibition * K Series Moscow-Beijing rally vehicle
Iveco Group
* Iveco
(1) Concept vehicles (WP) * LNG tractor Petronas
(2) Current vehicles * (Facelift) Stralis, Champion Series XP tractor, NP tractor
* Stralis LNG tractor
* Eurocargo mid-size van, CNG mid-size truck
* New Daily small wide van
(3) Bus * Sightseeing bus Magirus (rugby sponsor vehicle)
(4) Reference exhibition * Tractors for truck races
* Iveco Astra * Astra heavy dump truck
Packer Group
* Daf
(1) Current vehicles * XF tractor (including the show edition), XF low-floor tractor, silent tractor
* CF dump truck, arm roll truck, silent tractor
* LF mid-size Aero
(2) Other * Packer engine Series
Bosch, ZF
Mock exhibit * Exhibition of parts such as digital mirrors utilizing screen displays, autonomous driving, and wireframe models (ZF)

Mercedes-Benz: Displaying various concept models to showcase commercial vehicles in the age of autonomous vehicles

  Mercedes-Benz, which rented out all of Hall 15 as it always does, featured trucks from Freightliner/Western Star (U.S.), BharatBenz (India), Mitsubishi Fuso (Japan/India), and Foton Auman (China), at the entrance of its exhibition as if to show the power of the Daimler group.


  (Below) Photo of the show floor. The image in the bottom left is from the Fuso Canter booth located on the left side of the venue. The image in the bottom right features five luxury buses from Setra, a subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz.

Fuso Canter booth

  Mercedes-Benz, which boasts the world's highest production and sales of commercial vehicles, announced its future autonomous long-distance truck concept at the last IAA, and in the spring of 2016, the OEM conducted a convoy driving demonstration to show off its advanced technology. Following the large-size EV truck test run preview in July 2016, the automaker hosted "Daimler Media Night" the night before the IAA press day, with the theme of "the future awakens "!

Highlights of the OEM at IAA

  1. The OEM showcased the urban trucks and vans that perform the final part of the long-distance trucking delivery process, as well as an urban bus; all of which are quiet, safe, comfortable, and produce zero CO2, as part of its EV concept vehicles exhibit. Additionally, the OEM demonstrated an unmanned driving device developed from autonomous driving technology, automated loading to vans controlled by smartphones, and drone delivery.
  2. Daimler displayed technologies for providing efficient mobility for clients and society, and seamless connectivity to transport systems (autonomous truck platoons and the introduction of EVs to the market, traffic infrastructure and digital services).
  3. Large/mid-size trucks such as the large ACTROS twentieth anniversary model were put on display along with a refined OM470 engine and other powertrains.
  4. The automaker exhibited an EV model of the Fuso Canter, the strategic model for Europe, and cable laying vehicles with various body types.

Mercedes-Benz Concept vehicles I: "Urban e-Truck" EV (short-range pickup/delivery)

Mercedes-Benz Concept
Mercedes-Benz Concept
(Upper photos: Mercedes-Benz documents)

Upper right photo, floor section: Transparent reinforced glass allows guests to see the onboard equipment.

The "ZF electric axle," which features hub motors on the left and right hubs, and a high-voltage inverter on the rear of the axle.

The chassis frame features a three-module battery, battery cooler, and electric air compressor.

  At the end of July 2016, Mercedes-Benz unveiled a cab and chassis at its headquarters. At the time of announcement, it was a camouflaged version of its existing large truck Antos, but at the IAA Show, the OEM presented a van with a cab featuring an electric refrigerator and a rear gate that matches the concept designs.

  1. The company exhibited a clean and quiet, zero-emission, large-size pickup/delivery truck for European cities.
  2. The base vehicle is the large-size model, Antos, which has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of 26 tons, a cargo bed length of 7.4 m, and 6x2 rear super-wide single tires (495/45R 22.5, driving load 11.5 tons).
  3. The vehicle features two motors with an output of 125 kW, and a lithium-ion battery with a total capacity of 212 kWh. On one charge, the vehicle has an average city driving range of 200 km. The rated voltage of the motor when it is in operation is 400V. The vehicle has two 500 kW motors, and the gear unit combination produces torque of 11,000 Nm.
  4. The battery weighs roughly 2.5 tons, and of the weight of the vehicle increases approximately 1.7 tons. The EU Commission allows for an increase of GVW 1 ton for alternative drive trucks and a gross carrying weight (GCW) of 12 tons.

  Vehicle designs are based on Mercedes-Benz's "hot and cool" design phrase.

  • The meaning of this phrase is smooth and sensual "hot" bodies, and advanced technologies and functions that show "cool."

  • The black front grill on the exterior has is a branding element that connects it with the outside world, and also has various visual functions such as displaying the vehicle's operating and charging state.
  • The digital mirrors that replace side mirrors and instrument panel is displayed on two 12.3-inch color displays. These feature interfaces that allow drivers to keep a handle on intelligent control systems for interior and exterior vehicle behavior, operational information, and vehicle electronic control information. Furthermore, a tablet device can be set to the right of the instrument panel.
  • In order to fully maximize the truck's range of 200 km in urban environments, intelligent communication and telematics between the truck and its surrounding environment will be utilized for drive and energy control to utilize the truck's performance. The state-of-the-art display assists the driver in their daily duties.

Mercedes-Benz concept vehicles II: "Vision Van" EV for completing delivery

Vision Van
Vision Van

  Mercedes-Benz showcased an attractive van used in the next step of its "Urban e Truck" concept for final delivery and pickup. The OEM displayed its development capabilities and confidence in its skills, which are several steps ahead of other commercial vehicle makers.

  • An ideal set up for completing delivery featuring an automatic loading device and two drones: The Future EV van
    1. The Future EV van represents an image for future trucking solutions that aim to cater to new and advanced demands from clients, increase final transportation efficiency, and decrease driver stress. The vehicle makes a claim for itself as the van of the future by digitally connecting and automating all processes, from receiving orders for shipping, determining the packaging, pickup planning, automated cargo hold, vehicle management, and delivery route setting, through transport.
    2. The base vehicle has dimensions similar to the Sprinter High-Roof Van, a GVW of roughly 3 to 3.5 tons, and a GCW of 1.4 tons
    3. One motor with an output of 75 kW is placed on center of the rear axle differential, and has a range of 270 km.
    4. The driver controls the autonomous driving vehicle with a joystick. Intelligent information relating to transportation cab be confirmed and controlled on the digital screen in the instrument panel.
    5. The black front grille displays information on the vehicles driving condition like the eTruck mentioned above, as well as drone operation status.
Vision Van
The two drones equipped on the roof of the van can deliver cargo of 2 kg over a 10 km radius.
Fully automated loading at a distribution center (Mercedes-Benz materials) Vision Van
* Demonstration of automatic loading and unloading using the rack system
* Outside of the cargo hold the unit can be controlled via smartphone
Vision Van

  Mercedes-Benz has realized the IAA keyword "Connectivity" as an image of the not-so-distant future. The OEM showcased its fully automated integrated truck transport system as an example of a unified system. Automakers tend to prioritize realistic problem solving when it comes to logistics and trucks, but Mercedes-Benz has shown that dreams are equally important!

Mercedes-Benz Concept vehicles III: Futuristic EV buses that connect with the city

Futuristic EV buses

  Mercedes-Benz showcased a 12 m concept based on its Citaro bus, a global bestseller. The concept features harmonious asymmetrical window graphics to fully express its presence and convenience as it drives around a city. The interior features advanced functions for areas including lighting, door layout, and information systems, as well as organic seats and design, resulting in an exciting and fun bus (Mercedes-Benz).

Futuristic EV buses

  1. The CityPilot semi-autonomous bus is safe, comfortable, and efficient. CityPilot refers to a bus location system and bus that allows for semi-autonomous driving while meeting city bus conditions (test runs completed in Amsterdam's bus transit system).
  2. The CityPilot system is combined with buses and feature digital mirrors, 3D vision, external environmental sensors, and ten stereo cameras. It scans and communicates with all urban traffic infrastructure via sensors and control equipment to support bus driving. Of course, the company promises safe and reliable approaches and stopping at bus stops, as well as doors that open and close while perceiving all requirements for passengers.
  3. The interior of the bus is divided into three zones with the imagery of parks and plazas and features bench seats and lighting that evokes a likeness of tree groves. The simple instrument panel has only one large color display.
Even though this was a concept vehicle, the quality of the glass, outer panels, and finishing on each part was perfect.

Mercedes-Benz: Other models

Other models
Other models

  The biggest seller in the European small truck market is semi-hood vans, and the Canter, which has appeared at the IAA frequently with various payloads, has grown to become a strategic vehicle for Mercedes-Benz due to its carrying capacity and maneuverability. The full-EV small truck, which was developed by Mitsubishi Fuso, appeared at the previous IAA as a prototype, but this year it was part of the Mercedes-Benz booth as a mass-produced vehicle for Daimler Truck Asia (DTA). The model was featured as a third-generation EV small truck.

  1. The vehicle has an output of 180 kW and maximum torque 380 Nm, range of 100 km, and a lithium-ion battery with a maximum capacity of 70 kWh.
  2. The Canter wide body has a maximum GVW of 7.5 tons, and a loading weight of two to three tons.
  3. The mass-produced vehicle will be made in Portugal and the company's Kawasaki plant. The mass-production vehicle's interior and exterior design is currently unknown.

Mercedes-Benz Truck flagship Actros   Twentieth anniversary model

Other models
Other models

  The Actros was born from a large truck that had a bad reputation for looking small, and received a full model change with a box-shaped style 20 years ago in 1996. As Mercedes-Benz flagship it has become a base for truck cabs in Europe, and the company's practice of displaying special versions at every IAA has helped to shore up sales. The twentieth anniversary model was showcased at this IAA, but the exhibition itself was a modest one, featuring only a commemorative badge.

  1. The model was based on the flat floor, top-tier Megaspace cab. In addition to a commemorative badge, the model had other features like a chrome finish for the exterior grill and seats for the interior.
  2. The 1863 features the OM473 engine, a high-power powerful engine boasting 625 ps, and has a GVW of 18 tons and GCW of 40 tons.

  The following models were exhibited to represent the company's various characteristics.

6x2R 2553 tandem axle single tires released in continental Europe (previously exclusive to the U.K.), controllable lift-up
Short-range lightweight tractor 4x2 1846. Single side frame, thinned couplers
Model for developing new markets
Right-hand drive 6x4 tractor 2648 for South Africa
Econic 8x4 3235 mixer for London
The image on the right is a low-floor cab construction equipment mixer for London's urban safety project

  Mercedes-Benz showcased a powertrain based on its compact and versatile, next-generation OM470 engine (326 to 456ps/2,200 Nm, 5 types). The combination of a 12-speed power shift transmission 3, cruise and powertrain control, and a lightweight axle contributes to a maximum 6% improvement in fuel consumption. The powertrain displays the result of teamwork between the research, development, and production teams.

Daimler subsidiary Setra   S516 HDH Top Class ultra-raised-floor bus

Daimler subsidiary Setra
  The ultra-luxurious bus (IAA special edition) from Setra, maker of the world's first skeleton structure bus body in 1951, boasts the world's best body quality.
  • Length: 13.3 m, height: 3.9 m, width: 2.55 m
  • Engine: OM471, 510 ps
  • 21 passengers, two crew, (genuine leather lounge seats)

Scania [Volkswagen Group]: Exhibition of its new flagship S Series and R Series models

  On August 23, 2016 at 19:00 (local time), Scania announced its fully redesigned new models (with a focus on cabs). The announcement was held at the luxurious and magnificent Grand Palace in Paris, and dealers and journalists were invited (photo below). To coincide with the event a countdown was posted on the official website, and the announcement was broadcast live.


  Scania, popular among owner-drivers, showcased ten vehicles with a focus on its fully redesigned and newly configured S and R Series tractors, as well as buses. The OEM's booth was as crowded as usual. As part of the Volkswagen Group, and together with MAN, the OEM showed that it is positioning itself to catch up with and overtake Daimler's position.

In 1961, the OEM developed the Scania modular system (standardization and use of common parts), which is a model for automobile development. In 1980 Scania announced vehicles that would be the basis for its current products, the R, G, P, and T series, which featured entirely modular parts. In 1996, the series were fully redesigned, and underwent minor changes in 2006. While the cab was the central focus at this year's IAA, the OEM announced a full redesign of its modular system for the first time in 20 years. (Photo: S Highline)

  The fully redesigned vehicles showcased at the IAA were from the S and R Series, and other series that are to be facelifted will be announced sequentially from next spring.

The characteristics of the exhibited vehicles were as follows:

  1. As a class above the R Series, the S Series has been positioned as the new flagship. The Highline high-roof model caps are taller by 100 mm in comparison to conventional models, and the floors have been flattened.
  2. For the engine, the DC type and V8 730 PS are still available. The L6 has been tuned up to achieve roughly 500 PS.
  3. By refining the designs of the cab corners and underneath the bumper, as well as the fuel injection system, an improvement in fuel economy of approximately 5% was achieved.
  4. As for the layout, the interior has been expanded (details following), and the front overhang shortened by 50 mm.
  5. In the realm of safety, side curtain airbags reduce damage during rollovers.

The flagship S Highline
4x2 tractor
The flagship S Highline 4x2 tractor with roof spoiler and side deflector. It has a high roof, flat floor, 16-liter V8, 730ps, full air suspension, front axle weight of 8 tons, and rear axle weight of 11.5 tons.
The R Series normal roof
4x2 tractor
The R Series normal roof 4x2 tractor with roof spoiler and side deflectors. The floor is 16 cm lower than the S, and it features a 13-liter inline-six engine capable of producing 410 PS. It has rear air suspension, a front axle weight of 7.5 tons, and a rear axle weight of 11.5 tons. The front grill is a common part, with the S having an extended upper section with a different paint color.
Step and door. To the left, the S model, to the right, the R model.
  • Door inner and outer panels are common parts,
  • Door trim and mechanism are common parts
  • The S has 4 steps, the R has 3

  The interior of the vehicles is relatively unchanged from the current models, but the cramped interior, unpopular among drivers, has been slightly expanded.

  1. Package and layout: S height: 4 m, R height: 3.88 m (floor tunnel height 150 mm). S interior height: approximately 2.35 m, expanded interior space. Driver seat moved forward by 65 mm, and outward by 20 mm.
  2. Instrument panel width decreased by approximately 100 mm. The steering wheel has a flat section on the bottom.
the R
The above photo is a cutaway model of the R, exhibited at the venue
of the instrument panel
Photo showing the details of the instrument panel, common to all model series (photo features Opticruise control (AMT) 2 pedal), and a seven inch touch monitor

instrument panel
To the left of the central information display is the speedometer, to the right is the tachometer, and inside the instruments is a detail monitor.
instrument panel
Opticruise control operation has been improved thanks to a slightly modified design, and switches for the exhaust and brakes have been centralized. To the right is the parking brake.

General interior shot. The left rear quarter window features a sleeper cab and storage compartment, and the roof console has increased storage space thanks to the increased height of the vehicle. The top-grade model of the S cab features a rotating passenger seat. The finishing and build quality is equal to vehicles from the Volkswagen Group member Audi.
The S
The S cab Highline's window molding and the cab door aperture boast a fantastic finish and a beautiful press line can be seen. (Possibly made with multi-step presses.)
The S
View of the front section of the door. Wind noise has been reduced thanks to the reduction of blind spots and addition of sealant rubber. The press line on the back panel contributes to rigidity.

Wiper garnish: Recently, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo have opted for exterior wipers due to cost reasons, but the vehicle features a semi-concealed wiper and grip combination.
It has Xenon headlamps and aerodynamic features on the underside of the bumper.
front corner panel
The front corner panel consists of separated panels, and can open and close thanks to a precisely fabricated sheet metal hinge. The simultaneous opening and closing of the door and corner would not be possible without 3D CAD designing.
arrangement of the hoses and pipes
* The arrangement of the hoses and pipes, as well as the air suspension cab mount and torque tube height are with the same in the S and R.
* Cab tilt is now motorized (Top right of the front panel is the remote control switch, the photo on the right is an image with the remote control removed).
the S Highline tractor
The chassis end finishing on the S Highline tractor. Recently, OEMs have improved the quality of the appearance of chassis exteriors on their top models. The rear combination lamps are LED type lamps.
The S
Highline 6x2 R tractor
The S Highline 6x2 R tractor features tandem axle steering with a lift mechanism.
The S
Highline 6x2 R tractor
V8, 16 liters, 580 ps, front leaf suspension, rear air suspension, front axle weight 9 tons, rear axle weight 7.5 tons+11.5 tons.
The R
The R Highline 6x2 swap body vehicle's container twist lock can be set at two heights, and features a rear axle steering wheel with a lift mechanism.
The R
L6, 13 liters, 500 PS, full air suspension, front axle weight 7.5 tons, rear axle weight 11.5 tons+7.5 tons. The difference in cab height can be determined by the difference in the gap between the door handle and fender.
G Highline room 4x2 LNG tractor OC09, L6, 9 liter, 340 ps, full air suspension, LNG tank (left) 450 liters, (right) 380 liters. Rear axle weight 11.5 tons.
P low roof 4x2 diesel hybrid truck L5, 9 liter, 320 ps+130 kW, full air suspension, series hybrid, lithium-ion battery 5 kWh, 1.2 kWh available.

  An example of connectivity, one of the keywords for this year's IAA show, was promoted at the Scania booth. As mentioned earlier, one of the competing elements among OEMs is how manufacturers and users can effectively use the massive amounts of data provided by the several million trucks that drive around Europe in a single day. The photos above are images of a demonstration of data collection and various support services that keep a constant handle on information such as vehicles, operations, cargo, and weather conditions, as well as driver aid.

(The state of trucking in Europe is that there can be situations such as a Turkish driver driving a Scania tractor registered in the Netherlands, connected to a Schmitz (Germany) trailer, carrying cargo from Morocco to northern Europe, and encounters trouble in the mountains in Austria.)

Iveco: Alternative fuel concept truck Z unveiled

  Iveco, which produces a broad range of vehicles from large tractors to small trucks and buses, had its booth in a small space sandwiched between northern European and German OEMs. It exhibited 14 trucks including concept models, and promoted an energetic Italy. In June 2016, the OEM announced its large Stralis XP tractor at the Madrid IAA.

Concept truck Iveco Z 4x2 tractor ('Z' stands for zero CO2, as the vehicle uses alternative fuel)

  At the 2012 IAA, Iveco showcased its concept tractor, and while it was expected to facelift its cabs, has been using the same model for over a decade. At this IAA, the OEM exhibited a bold Italian concept truck. Both the interior and exterior have a rounded design, evoking a sense of reduced air resistance and futurism. The concept truck features a single seat, and only has a door on the left side of the cab. The cab features automatic steps and a flat floor interior, and also comes with a bed on the right side. It was designed with automated driving in mind, and features a digital monitor and a stick-type steering wheel. The concept aims to provide an environmentally friendly truck that utilizes driver support, safe driving, and connected information.

Zero CO2 emissions and reduction of fuel consumption


  The tractor makes full-fledged use of an alternative fuel created by converting bio-methane to LNG in order to create an environmentally friendly vehicle. A complex, 1,200-liter multilayer insulation/insulator aluminum fuel tank is built in to the back of the cab, giving it a range of 2,200 km. The engine is Iveco's original Cursor II LNG, which produces 460 ps/2,000 Nm. Moreover, in order to increase engine combustion efficiency, and reduce frictional losses well as fuel consumption, the Petronas Urania low viscosity engine oil is used.


Large tractor New Stralis XP TCO2 Champion

  Iveco also exhibited a long distance tractor that features an all-new powertrain (chassis, engine, transmission, etc.), and promotes increased reliability and efficiency through the reduction of fuel consumption and total cost of ownership (TCO), as well as reduced CO2 emissions. Fuel conservation is increased by roughly 11%, and through driving support, vehicle, and operation management services, TCO has improved by 3%, translating to an increase in operational efficiency of 5.6%.

  The Cursor 11 engine features a tuned version of the Hi-Cruise seen on the previous model cab, and is an inline-six with a displacement of 11 liters capable of producing 480 ps/ 2,300Nm. The engine is mated to a ZF Hytronics 12-speed AMT. The cab is a 4x2 drive, with leaf spring suspension on the front axle, and air suspension on the rear axle. The GVW is 19 tons, and GCW is 44 tons.

New Stralis XP TCO2
Stralis XP TCO2 Champion The exterior frame has not been changed for 15 years since its first introduction, while the interior follows the current model. The floor has a 200 mm tunnel height, and the instrument panels have undergone a minor change from the 2014 model.

New drivetrain (4x2 tractor chassis)

  Concurrent with the announcement of the New Stralis XP, the OEM also showcased its refreshed chassis.

  • It has a single side frame modularized to reduce various brackets for weight reduction and contributes to an 11% reduction in fuel consumption.
  • The chassis on display featured the Cursor 11 (460ps) engine, a Cursor-type 3 Series engine.
New drivetrain
  • A ZF Hytronics 12-speed AMT, leaf spring suspension on the front axle, and air suspension on the rear axle. A weight reduction of 45 kg was realized for the rear axle air suspension unit.
New drivetrain

Large tractor New Stralis NP 4x2 LNG tractor

  A long-distance LNG model of the previously mentioned XP that realizes an increase of 3% TCO efficiency was on display.

Engine: Cursor 9 LNG, inline-six, 8.7-liters, 400 ps/1,700 N m, ZF 12-speed ATM

Leaf spring suspension on the front axle, and air suspension on the rear axle. GVW 19 tons, GCW 44 tons.

New Stralis NP 4x2 LNG

Iveco mid/small size truck mid-size Eurocargo
Small-size Daily
Small-size Daily

  Iveco's mid/small size trucks have strong sales in Europe, and compete against Mercedes-Benz's mid/small trucks such as the Atego and Sprinter. The popularity of Iveco's trucks is due to the variety in truck/van models and body types, as well as their robustness and low price in comparison to Mercedes-Benz models.

Mid-size truck Eurocargo

  First released in 1992, the old cab features the same doors as the large size model. Fundamentally, the structure has not been changed, whereas the front has undergone two major revisions since its first iteration, and underwent a facelift to sport a more bold design last year.

  This year, air suspension and CNG models were added to the lineup at the exhibition.

Diesel van model
van model
GVW 16ton, L6, 7L, 280ps, /1,000Nm, diesel, ZF 12-speed ATM, full air suspension
CNG chassis with cab
chassis with cab
GVW 12ton, L6, 5.9L, 204ps/750Nm,CNG, 480L, Allison AMT, leaf spring suspension,
CNG model on the right

Small truck New Daily

  The Fiat Daily, which made its debut in 1978, was redesigned for the sixth time in 2014, and appeared at the IAA show in the same year. The Daily, which has a long history and a broad lineup ranging from small trucks, vans, to trucks, has earned trust from users. The new van and truck models showcased at this IAA featured a Euro 6-ready engine and ZF automatic transmission. The engine has been made quieter and had its weight reduced 12%.

  The photos are images of the lightweight, large-capacity aluminum van body model.

GVW 7.2ton, L4, 3L, 180ps/430Nm, ZF 8-speed Hi-Matic AMT, torsion bar suspension in the front axle, and air suspension in the rear axle
Special Vehicle Astra HD9 heavy dump
HD9 heavy dump
A specialty vehicle from an Iveco subsidiary GVW 50 tons, 8x4, Cursor 13 inline-six engine, 12-liter displacement, 500ps/2,300Nm, ZF 16-speed AMT
New Stralis XP race truck
Stralis XP race truck
Vehicles co-sponsored by the Ferrari, Paris-Dakar, and Schwabentruck racing teams, which were developed internally.

IAA, Hanover, truck, bus, Daimler, Mercedes-Benz, Iveco, MAN

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