Heavy Duty Truck Range: ready to face every mission in Southern Africa

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Iveco has launched its New 682 heavy duty truck range, featuring product improvements and developments specifically designed to suit tough Southern African countries conditions and terrains. The vehicle was presented during the NAMPO, one of the largest shows of agricultural machinery and livestock in the southern hemisphere takes place annually near Bothaville in the Free State, Republic of South Africa.

The New 682 is a product inspired by the best of European design with several common features of the Iveco European-produced ranges, and will be assembled at the Rosslyn plant in South Africa. The New 682 will be available for both the SACU market and most Right Hand Drive Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, complementing the current Iveco South African Range.

“Engineered to the highest technical specifications entirely by Iveco, the New 682 maintains the optimal balance between cost efficiency and strength,” says Christophe Longuet, Marketing Manager at Iveco South Africa. “Feature enhancements mean additional comfort, less weight and higher payload - ideally suited for any extreme mission into Africa.”

Originally known as the “King of Africa”, the original FIAT 682 is legendary for its robustness, reliability and load capacity and one of the most popular trucks in the world. The New 682 aims to continue the path of the previous model, contributing to the constant and steady growth of the continent

Its characteristic “V-shape” front grille integrates headlamps and advanced side deflectors to ensure an outstanding aerodynamic performance. The cab is extremely comfortable: the design with low engine hood creates a huge internal space. The height of the cabin of 2200 mm allows the driver an easier life on board and provides an ideal living and relaxing environment. Moreover, the large windscreen allows optimum visibility, the steering wheel is fully adjustable and all the controls can be easily identified and quickly reached to assure safe control of the vehicle at all times.

The New 682 is powered by Iveco Cursor 9 and Cursor 13 engines setting a new standard of reliability and performance: these engines, equipped with the latest generation common rail fuel injection system, generate maximum torque availability in a wide operative range starting from a very low rpm rate (1000 rpm), delivering optimum elasticity and top driving performance in any condition. Versatility remains a top priority, balancing the demand for strong traction, high speed, heavy loads and low fuel consumption.
The New 682 is offered in 4X2 and 6X4 versions with a driveline equipped with two different types of rear axles: Hub reduction and Single reduction. The wide choice of rear axle ratios enables the New 682 to match the market demand for strong traction, high speed, heavy loads and low fuel consumption. The gearboxes available on the New 682 are all about ergonomics and performance: it can be equipped with 9 or 12 speed mechanical gearbox depending on the versions and torque required.

“Iveco’s reputation for ruggedness and reliability remains unmatched in this category,” adds Longuet. “Backed by our well known and trust-worthy network, the New 682 sets the bar in terms of cost effectiveness, reliability and quality.”

The company plans to double sales of the New 682 in the region within two years. Backed by a professional network, skilled technicians in Iveco workshops maintain the vehicle’s levels of performance with 100% Iveco parts, the original spare parts service based on the rigorous selection of materials and suppliers.

“Iveco is now able to offer a full and extended line up to cover almost any mission,” says Longuet. 

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