Iveco launches dedicated gas 6x2 Stralis NP

Colin Barnett
July 11, 2018


Iveco has unveiled the 6x2 version of its LNG-powered Stralis NP after the launch of the 4x2 model in 2016.

While there are currently 25 Stralis NPs in service in the UK, its availability as only a 4x2 was a drawback in a market that favours a 6x2 configuration.

That situation has now been overcome with yesterday's unveiling of the 6x2 version, designed for 44-tonne operation.

The new version is powered by the same nominal 460hp rated 12.9-litre Cursor 13 NP engine and Hi-Tronix 12-speed transmission as the 4x2.

Concerns over range have been addressed with fitting of dual gas tanks, giving a claimed potential of 750km, while still being fitted with conventional 22.5in wheels on all three axles.

Stuart Webster, Iveco business director said:  “Customers tell us that vehicle range will be key to winning their orders, and we’re confident that our pure LNG solution will deliver the optimum mileage for a 6x2 gas-powered tractor.”

The Stralis NP 460 6x2 is available for order as of now.

About the Author


Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett has been involved in the road transport industry since becoming an apprentice truck mechanic in the early seventies. The end of 2022 will see him complete 25 years with Commercial Motor, with a secondment as editor of sister title Truck & Driver along the way. Today, as technical editor, he is witnessing at first hand the greatest changes in heavy goods vehicles since they replaced horses.

Share this article

Vehicle Type