Drawing a new Line

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James Day visits PHVC to take a closer look at one of its factory-built Iveco Daily Line minibuses

The vehicle is expected to be predominantly used on short range work, with interest already shown by the community transport sector

At the end of April this year, Fareham-based minibus supplier PHVC confirmed it was ordering a stock of 21 factory-built Iveco Daily Line minibuses. While the vehicle has been seen in the UK once before with community transport operator Ivel Sprinter, this is the first time the vehicle has been brought to market at its maximum capacity of 22 seats.

The Daily Line forms part of the new Iveco minibus range for the UK, alongside the more high-spec Daily Tourys – which was revealed as International Minibus of the Year 2017 at the FIAA show last year – and the entry level Daily Start, a lighter 16-seater minibus with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) of 4.5 tonnes. This vehicle has been designed with school services and inner city operation in mind, with the length specified at six metres. The Daily Line itself is designed as a flexible and versatile vehicle able to fulfil multiple roles. […]

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