PO Box 667 Moss Vale NSW 2577 Contact Us

Daily 4×4 Tigrotto released in Europe

 

We photographed the Iveco Daily 4×4 Tigrotto at the IAA 2022 Truck Show in Hannover, Germany and dismissed it as ‘concept’ display. However it has subsequently been released in Europe, including as a RHD version in the UK.

 

 

OTA also understands that the special version is being considered by Iveco Australia, but we’d firstly suggest that Iveco needs to sort out its well publicised transfer case vibration and noise issues. 

We understand that a re-release of the Iveco Daily 4×4 is planned for early 2024, with yet another transfer case development, but we’ll believe that when it happens. At present, only selected Australian customers are allowed to buy the current Daily 4×4, for use in specific conditions.

Against the messy Daily 4×4 reliability background in Australia it’s hard to develop much enthusiasm for the Tigrotto model, but things may change.

 

 

The original Tigrotto – tiger cub – was designed back in 1957 by Italian truck maker OM. This company, along with Italy’s Fiat Truck and Lancia Truck, Germany’s Magirus-Deutz and French maker Unic – merged to form Iveco, in 1975.

The original 1957 OM Tigrotto was a ‘ruggedised’ OM 4×2 truck, with increased ground clearance and intended for on-off-road work. It was produced, with progressive upgrades, for 15 years.

 

 

The new Daily Tigrotto

 

 

Although the IAA display truck was fitted with flash ute-style bodywork and a ‘roll-bar’, production machines are being sold as cab/chassis. The display truck had a manual box, but production machines have the eight-speed Hi-Matic automatic gearbox. 

The 7.2 tonnes-GVM Tigrotto is available with a payload of up to 4.2 tonnes, and body lengths up to 4450mm. Mechanically, it’s identical to non-Tigrotto Daily 4x4s.

The new Tigrotto has two-tone bodywork, with badging and red elements that hark back to the 1950s original.

 

 

The dashboard continues the two-tone theme and has a Tigrotto logo. Stitched tan seat upholstery and branded floor mats are also unique to this special edition model.

The Tigrotto is aimed at the European motorhome and leisure market.

We’ll keep on top of the Iveco Daily 4×4 re-release plans for 2024, along with any info on the Tigrotto for Down Under.

Advertisements