IVECO Leoncino and Genlyon or CFAO Motors
Combining IVECO’s proven experience with light commercial vehicles and forward cab technology, the newly-introduced IVECOLeoncino and Genlyon - recently unveiled by the Truck Division of CFAO Motors may just be another shot-in-the-arm for haulage business in the country, WRITES OLAOLU OLUSINA
The two new IVECO models - Leoncino and Genlyon - recently introduced by the Truck Division of CFAO Motors into the Nigerian auto market could be another shot-in-the-arm for haulage business in the country.
Joining other IVECO models already being marketed by CFAO Motors such as the IVECO Eurocargo, Powerdaily Vans & Buses, Trakker 4x2 & 6x4 models with diverse body applications, the company said the introduction of the two new models is in line with its corporate focus on medium to heavy duty trucks and for the IVECO brand to reinforce its pride of place in the Nigerian auto market.
The Commercial Manager, IVECO, Mr. Augustine E. Ogunna, also reiterated the determination of his company to providing high quality IVECO trucks alongside customer satisfaction and excellent service delivery. He maintained that his company has introduced these two models to fill the gaps of balancing high quality trucks and affordability.“We appreciate our teeming customers and stakeholders and promise that the best is yet to come and we will not relent in providing a cost-effective haulage solution to the auto Industry in Nigeria,” he added.
Coming with an innovative design, the Leoncino, which is being described as “Born Strong and Agile,” is a six-ton light truck chassis which combines compact dimensions with impressive capabilities. Featuring a 116HP power output, the Leoncino is a surprisingly compact truck packed with superior technology, materials and finishing. It is also energetic and unstoppable as it offers a choice of engines to suit all jobs and boasting of an impressive load carrying capacity. Maximum strength and reliability also comes as standard.
Explaining further the features that make the Leoncino truck tick, Ogunna said, “ The IVECO Leoncino possesses the “Power and Spirit to Perform Any Job”.
The Leoncino can be equipped with either one of two turbo intercooler diesel engines – both renowned for their reliability and durability. The robust and simple Euro 2 (116 HP) engine incorporates a mechanical fuel pump and this engine is economical to run, reliable over time, whilst being quick and easy to maintain. Also, the Leoncino is equipped with a six-speed manual gearbox giving excellent response and flexibility, especially around town when more frequent gear changes are required.”
Leoncino’s great efficiency is made possible due to excellent technical features that are seldom seen in this class of vehicle – features that satisfy even the highest European Quality Standards. Leoncino is designed with simplicity and efficiency in mind which means for the driver: quick and easy servicing, superb reliability and economical fuel consumption.
The rigid front axle and single reduction stage rear axle are designed to withstand the toughest conditions and roads. The braking system of Leoncino is based upon robust and simple front and rear drum brakes. The semi-elliptical leaf spring suspension follows the same philosophy of simplicity and ease of repair. The Leoncino can perform in almost every environment; hence its forward tilt cab provides easy access for servicing and allows repairs to be completed in a quick and safe manner. A snorkel also allows better air quality to be injected into the engine.
The interior of the Leoncino is practical but complete in every way. The controls and instruments make driving in traffic light and easy whilst conforming to strict international standards. Access to the cab is facilitated by a low profile step and side handles make getting in and out, safe and easy. The seats and doors are covered in highly durable and washable material made to last, providing an excellent level of comfort and for all on board. To boost productivity and improve safety, the driver has a clear view from the rear of the cab.
A centrally-mountedrear-view mirror and a wide cab window meaning that the load is never out of sight. The steering wheel and the driver’s seat are adjustable to suit drivers of all sizes. Headrests and seat belts provide a higher level of safety. Journeys can be made even more pleasant by the standard radio-CD player and optional air conditioning system.
The IVECO Leoncino is no doubt a logistics solution to the food and beverage Industry, manufacturing sector, small and medium enterprises and other businesses requiring redistribution trucks for distribution to retailers .