Iveco launches new truck at Dubai expo
Dubai, March 11, 2010
Iveco, a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, has unveiled the new Iveco Trakker at a major specialised commercial vehicles event in Dubai.
Produced in Europe, the brand new 2010 model made its first appearance in the GCC at the three-day Commercial Vehicles Middle East exhibition and conference which ended today (March 11) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The New Trakker features a renewed cabin offering enhanced comfort for day-to-day operations, superior safety features, acoustic insulation for noise reduction, an improved engine, increased robustness and two year warranty, a statement said.
“The New Trakker is designed to meet every kind of extreme off-road mission,” said Siro Fabbri, area manager, Iveco.
“The new interior and exterior cabin design, introduced after consultation with our customers, will improve driver comfort onboard and contribute to enhanced productivity and safety. This cutting edge model also meets the latest European safety and emission standards,” he added.
“We offer compressed natural gas (CNG) engines, and we’re currently testing vehicles with hybrid propulsion and all electric engines in Europe,” Fabbri said.
In addition to the Iveco New Trakker, the company also showcased the Iveco Eurocargo, Iveco Daily Van and Iveco-Irisbus Crossway bus at Commercial Vehicles Middle East.
Graham Turner, CEO of the Al Ghandi Auto Group, the sole distributor for Iveco in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, said: “Commercial Vehicles Middle East is the biggest showcase in the GCC for Commercial Vehicles and the only gathering for professionals in this industry, providing the perfect platform to launch the New Trakker in this region.”
Despite difficult operating conditions for vehicle manufacturers due to the global downturn, Saeed Mohammed Al Ghandi & Sons has reported increased sales in the UAE due to the diversified vehicle range.
“The Iveco range includes everything from small vans to buses and heavy duty trucks, so there’s always a market place. For Example we recently sold 20 4x4 trucks to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), with delivery commencing at the end of this month,” said Turner.
The inaugural Commercial Vehicles Middle East provided a unique platform for region’s commercial vehicles industry to meet and do business, according to the event organiser Streamline Marketing Group. – TradeArabia News Service