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Iveco Launches Stralis XP Long-haul Fuel-saving Truck
In brief: European company Iveco has launched a new long-haul, heavy-duty truck called the Stralis XP that builds on its award-winning 2012 Hi-Way design for improved fuel efficiency.
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Year, Model: 2016 Stralis XP
The Iveco Stralis XP has fuel savings of up to 11 percent and cost-of-ownership savings of up to 5.6 percent when used in long-distance transport operations. Building on the Stralis Hi-Way, which was International Truck of the Year 2013, the Stralis XP carries over the consumer-winning cab design but changes aerodynamics and engine efficiency to both comply with new European requirements and improve fuel efficiency.
Key to the truck's fuel savings are its smart auxiliary systems which disconnect or enter energy-saving mode when not being used and the GPS-based Hi-Cruise system which utilizes gear shifting and throttle techniques in predictive ways to improve efficiency on the road.
The automated transmission is a new 12-speed HI-TRONIX with a speed and torque limiter. Rear axle ratios can be optimized for the expected loads and new eco-tires from Michelin clad the truck and trailer. A rear axle at 2.47 allows downspeeding to reduce engine revs by up to 7 percent.
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Other inclusions are the TCO2 LIVE modular program offered as standard with the Stralis XP, which includes fuel usage reporting and advice on improvements that can be had per vehicle and per fleet.
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