CM’s spies have captured the next Stralis prototype undergoing last-minute testing, ahead of its launch in July.
Although it’s still unclear from the camouflaged images, we expect the new cab to be a complete clean sheet design rather than a reskinning over the current structure, well-proven over quarter of a century.
However, there’s a definite new appearance in store, thanks to the distinctively slanted headlamps.
Notwithstanding IVECO’s current concentration on the gas-fuelled market, the company may also be considering creating a flagship version using the Cursor 16, a 15.9-litre SCR-only engine, currently reserved for agricultural and marine applications, which advertising claims to be “delivering 18-litre performance in a 13-litre engine package”, with the potential to overtake the Swedes in the power stakes.
Also anticipated is a new naming policy, which is expected to see the Stralis name replaced by a new alpha-numeric format, as well as construction models being marketed under the Magirus brand.
In the current issue of Commercial Motor (6 June), new CNH president, commercial and specialty vehicles and interim IVECO commercial director, Gerrit Marx, outlines his plans for the company’s future structure and strategy.
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