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IVECO - a history

Iveco (Industrial Vehicles Corporation), was formed in 1975 by the merger of 5 major European truck brands including Fiat Veicoli, Magirus-Deutz and Lancia Veicoli. Based in Turin, Italy IVECO began to streamiline all the products from these ranges which had a wide range of weight sizes and applications.

By the early Eighties, Iveco had built the first turbo diesel engine for heavy applications and this culminated in the launch of the iconic TurboStar tractor unit in 1984. Innovation continued with the first light diesel engine with direct injection the following year. In 1986 Iveco and the truck division of Ford Motor Company were engaged in a joint venture whereby the truck ranges were aligned to produce the Ford Cargo now branded Iveco and the other heavy trucks, all manufactured out of Ford factories.

Other brand joined the Iveco group including Seddon Atkinson, Astra dumper trucks and Pegaso, the Spanish manufacturer. By the mid 1990’s, Iveco the Euro range presented a complete facelift for the range and brought together further the integration and commonality of the various products and by the turn of the centaury a new range of engines was developed including the Tector range for medium application and the Cursor range for heavier models.

A joint venture with Renault in 2003 produced the Irisbus range of passenger carrying vehicles and the following year Fiat Powertrain was born to manufacture engines for not only Iveco but for other truck manufacturers and for other applications also In 2011, a major restructuring saw the formation of FIAT industrial, incorporating CNH (Case New Holland), Iveco and Fiat Powertrain. This saw the production of agricultural brands, commercial vehicles and engines being separated for the Fiat Automobile organisation.

In 2017 Iveco produced the Stralis XP and NP tractor ranges with the latter crystallising the commitment to new apply new technologies in the heavy commercial vehicle through the use of natural gas. Likewise, the Daily Electric and Blue Power ranges give a natural and practical advantage by using alternative fuels and a various range of power sources.

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