DAF Unveils New Line Up of Trucks
DAF has set a new standard with an entirely new line up of trucks. The new XF, XG and XG+ offer the highest quality, 10% improved fuel efficiency, a full suite of passive and active safety features and the next level of luxury in truck design. The New Generation DAF begins production in October. DAF is the first manufacturer to create a truck line up that takes advantage of the new European masses and dimensions regulations. Class-leading quality, efficiency, safety and driver comfort come together in the game-changing New Generation DAF.The new trucks feature a beautiful and efficient high-quality cab design with a 160 mm front elongation to enable industry-leading aerodynamics and safety. DAF’s XG and XG+ create a new premium market segment and offer 330 mm of extra cab length at the rear, to provide unmatched space and comfort for the driver.
Only the finest materials have been used in the new DAF. Lightweight, high strength steel is used for the cab structure, and premium soft touch materials and leather are used extensively throughout the interior. Highly energy efficient LED lighting is used throughout the truck, with special attention paid to the state-of-the-art low and high-beam headlights. These include the signature daytime running lights making the New Generation DAF recognizable in all conditions. The New Generation DAF was designed with a focus on Six Sigma quality and the vehicles underwent over 20 million kilometers of functional, durability, reliability and customer testing to ensure the new trucks meet DAF’s exacting quality standards.
With its New generation of trucks, DAF is realizing an up to 10% higher fuel efficiency and an equivalent reduction in CO2 emissions. This significant achievement has been realized by using computational fluid dynamics to create a perfectly formed aerodynamically tapered cab that features large radii, a curved windscreen, excellent sealing, digital cameras instead of mirrors and optimized engine and under cab airflow.
Market-leading vehicle efficiency is furthered by the introduction of the new PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines, smart exhaust-after-treatment systems, low vehicle weights, standard TraXon automated transmission, and sophisticated driver assistance systems. The advanced DAF Connect fleet management system provides for time saving over the air software updates. And service intervals have increased to an industry first 200,000 kilometers or once a year.
The new cab design features a large windscreen and large side windows with ultra-low belt lines for unequalled direct vision. As an option, a curb view window is available which – in combination with the foldable co-driver seat – offers an unobstructed view on pedestrians and cyclists next to the truck on the co-driver side.
Also new is the DAF Digital Camera system that can replace the main and wide-angle mirrors. The DAF Corner View system offers maximum view on the area around the cab’s A-pillar on the co-driver side. All vehicle lighting now includes full LED technology for optimal view and visibility.