“The most prestigious prize in the Light Commercial Vehicle industry, the International Van of the Year 2015 goes to … the all-new Iveco Daily,” stated Jennifer Knable, compere at the Gala Awards Ceremony at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover. In the most competitive year ever since the awards programme was established in 1991, the third generation Iveco Daily was the number one choice of the 23 members of the International Van of the Year (IVOTY) jury, representing the top commercial vehicle publication across Europe and Russia.
2014 heralded the launch of twelve new light commercials, all in contention for the 2015 IVOTY trophy, which meant that a shortlist of five had to be decided upon by the jury members after thorough assessment. From that list of five, the final election decided on the overall winner, the Iveco Daily, by a margin of 17 points over the new Mercedes-Benz Vito, with the Ford Transit third. The jointly designed and produced FIAT Professional Ducato and PSA Peugeot Boxer//Citroën Relay/Jumper and the Renault Trafic//Opel Vivaro filled the final places.
Commenting on the Iveco Daily winning the coveted title, Jarlath Sweeney, Chairman IVOTY said, “Congratulations to Iveco on designing and producing an excellent range within the new Daily family that includes panel vans and chassis cabs with a broad choice of powertrains from diesel, natural gas and electric and from next year two 4×4 versions. It is the second time that Iveco has won this award, the first was back in 2000, and like on this occasion also, well deserved.“
On receiving the IVOTY 2015 trophy at the IAA CV Show Gala Dinner in Hannover, Pierre Lahutte, Brand President Iveco said, “We are delighted that our New Daily has been awarded the prestigious Van of the Year accolade. The New Daily is a major step forward in improving TCO, Comfort, Driveability, Productivity, and Sustainability. We would like to dedicate this award to our customers who every day count on this reliable and dependable working companion.“