Video: Iveco trucks in the Simpson desert

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Watch an Iveco ML150 Eurocargo 4x4 and an Iveco Daily 4x4 tough it out across the mighty Simpson Desert


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When the opportunity came to test an customised Iveco Eurocargo 4x4, reviewer Matt Wood was pretty excited. When we told him there was also going to be an Iveco Daily 4x4 on the trip, we couldn’t hold him back.

The Eurocargo was certainly an impressive off-roader.

"Power comes from a 6-cylinder, 5.9-litre Iveco Tector engine which makes 280hp at 2700rpm and 950Nm of torque at between 1250rpm and 2100rpm. Gear changing is via a 6-speed manual tranny," Matt says.

"The big camouflage beast is constant 4-wheel drive with a 2-speed transfer case. The front, rear and centre differentials are all lockable."

The smaller Iveco Daily 4x4 proved to be no slouch in the desert either.

"This little truck just flew up the dunes. Its low weight and a set of 37-inch mud terrain tyres and low tyre pressures really made a huge difference in the desert."

 

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