On Friday 2 June at the IVECO plant in Madrid, the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) Gold Medal award ceremony was held in the presence of Sergio Marchionne, Chairman of CNH Industrial, Richard Tobin, Chief Executive Officer of CNH Industrial and the CNH Industrial Board of Directors.
This important event provided the opportunity to preview a new vehicle that will arrive in markets across Europe in September: IVECO is preparing to launch the Stralis X-WAY, a truck that raises the stakes in light off-road missions with the highest payload in its segment, combining the best of IVECO’s fuel efficiency and safety technologies with the brand’s most robust chassis design.
Pierre Lahutte, IVECO Brand President, said: “The Stralis X-WAY breaks new ground in missions that have very specific requirements. Designed for on-road applications and light off-road mobility, our new X-WAY combines the legendary Trakker chassis strength with all the fuel saving and safety features of the New Stralis. It offers all the performance and comfort benefits of our most advanced long haul on-road trucks like the latest XP, together with the robustness of our toughest off-road vehicle.
“With the X-WAY, our customers can have the confidence to tackle the uneven and sometimes challenging terrain encountered during the ‘last mile’ when delivering to construction sites.
“High productivity, safety and excellent total cost of ownership (TCO) for light off-road missions: this is what our customers can expect from our brand new truck.”
The Stralis X-WAY pushes the boundaries when it comes to its exceptionally low kerb weight. This, combined with the sturdy chassis, gives it the best payload capacity in the market in its category with its Super Loader (SL) version on an 8×4 chassis offering a kerb weight as low as 9 tonnes – the lowest in the industry.
The wide line-up of high-efficiency engines, available with displacements of 9, 11 and 13 litres ensures there is a solution to suit every mission – all of them delivering excellent fuel economy and a powerful performance. The Hi-SCR engine technology, with no EGR and no parked regeneration, dramatically cuts emissions and increases fuel efficiency, while lowering maintenance costs. It is particularly well suited to construction logistics missions where the absence of EGR – which lowers power density – also brings benefits in terms of payload, as it makes the vehicle lighter.
The advanced technologies, long service intervals and durability of the Stralis X-WAY result in remarkable savings in maintenance and repairs. Disc brakes further reduce costs due to the reduced wear and tear. Added to the exceptional fuel economy, this means excellent TCO.
The fuel reduction technologies include intelligent systems such as HI-CRUISE and the SMART Auxiliaries that have achieved the 11.2 per cent fuel reduction, as validated with the New Stralis XP heavy truck by TÜV SÜD, one of the world’s leading technical service organisations.
The modular, mission-oriented approach of the Stralis X-WAY provides ultimate flexibility in customising to the specific requirements of a wide variety of applications. It offers a choice of artic and rigid versions; different axles, suspensions, vehicle setups, engines and transmissions; Hi-Traction hydrostatic drive; a wide range of engines and gearbox PTOs; and on- and off-road homologations. The wide choice of features and components, the structural strength, and low kerb weight result in a vehicle that can be configured for an extensive variety of missions.
The Stralis X-WAY offers a choice of cabs: the AD (Active Day) short cab with low roof, AT (Active Time) sleeper cab with low or medium roof, and for ultimate comfort, AS (Active Space) sleeper cab, which was designed around the driver for the long-haul missions of the New Stralis XP. Drivers will be just as comfortable and safe on the longer on-road sections of their missions and on the shorter off-road drives when collecting or delivering a load on a jobsite.
The vehicle is manufactured in the IVECO Madrid plant, the first manufacturing facility of the CNH Industrial Group to have reached Gold Level in the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program, one of the highest standards for the integrated management of manufacturing plants and processes.
The Stralis X-WAY will be available through IVECO dealerships across Europe from September 2017. The international launch to the public will take place at Solutrans, the urban and road transport solutions trade show, which is taking place from 21 to 25 November, at Lyon Eurexpo in France. The Stralis X-WAY will compete for the prestigious “International Truck of the Year 2018” Award.