IVECO has introduced a new entry-level version of its Daily minibus – named the START – aimed at sports clubs, schools and community groups as well as short distance, high volume fleet operators.
Iveco dealer David Fishwick has become the first supplier in the UK to take delivery of the new Daily START as a demonstrator vehicle.
The 6-metre long minibus is also aimed at operators requiring a simple and functional vehicle with low running costs – such as airport parking services and local taxi work.
Mark Barlow, Fishwick’s Dealer Principal, said: “This new Daily model offers excellent value for money, thanks to IVECO’s pedigree in the minibus and minicoach market, plus its 24/7 aftersales and maintenance support. With this new vehicle on the market, operators can be confident of a long service life, even for high-mileage applications.”
Capable of seating up to 16 passengers and with the possibility of wheelchair access in certain configurations, the bus has a manual side sliding door and retractable step. Optional features include CCTV, an electric sliding door, reverse cameras and USB charging points.
Abdi Ali, Product Manager, IVECO BUS UK, said: “The Daily START’s functional configuration offers fleets the opportunity to make their vehicle operations even more profitable. We’ve designed the Daily Start to be a highly competitive minibus in its class, and we are expecting strong demand – particularly from fleets carrying a large volume of passengers over short journeys, where the added comforts of our higher specification vehicles simply aren’t necessary.”