Italian commercial vehicle brand Iveco has revealed its vision of the future for light vans: the Vision.
Unveiled at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Germany this week, the Vision is about as eco-friendly - and stylish - as a light van gets.
The company has yet to release full details, but it describes a ‘Dual Energy’ system that sees the Vision running most of its missions with a regular electric motor, while a thermoelectric motor can kick in for longer journeys.
(For more on Iveco’s Dual Energy system, see the video at the bottom of this article.)
The Vision’s styling features include a tall face with high-mounted lights stretching back toward the slotted A-pillars, along with a translucent roof for a little extra flair.
Large multi-spoke wheels round out the exterior treats, although we wouldn’t expect to see those on any eventual production version.
Features include a large tablet display and an airplane-inspired steering wheel, along with a rear vision camera that can project images onto a wide screen above the windshield.
Iveco also boasts of a “fully automatic load management system” that uses sensors to identify items and stores them in appropriate “containment devices”. (Err, shelves? Drawers? Compartments? - Ed)
The company hasn’t indicated production plans for the Vision, but we could easily see this van taking on the growing LCV market in Europe.
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