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DAF starts the future with New Generation XF, XG and XG⁺

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DAF sets 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.

The European Commission has introduced new masses and dimensions regulations with the objective to push the boundaries in terms of both emissions (CO2) reduction, road safety and driver comfort. DAF is the first of the European truck manufacturers to introduce a new generation of trucks featuring a highly attractive and very aerodynamic design, using the additional freedom offered by the new regulations. Class-leading efficiency, safety and driver comfort come together in the game-changing New Generation DAF.

Since the reveal of its first generation in 1997, the DAF XF has always been an image leader – the customer delight and the driver’s dream. No less than 650,000 XF trucks have been sold in total. It is delivering its owners excellent quality and profitability in over 50 countries world-wide. Various generations of the XF have been awarded ‘International Truck of the Year’.

New Generation XF

Now, DAF introduces the New Generation XF. It features a full new cab design with a 160 mm elongation at the front for industry-leading aerodynamics, highest energy efficiency and lowest CO2 emissions. The New Generation XF has a 75 mm lower cab datum compared to the highly acclaimed and still available XF Super Space Cab and Space Cab. In combination with a large windscreen and ultra-low belt line, this results in unmatched direct vision, contributing to industry-leading safety, especially regarding Vulnerable Road Users. Standing height in the new XF is excellent and is between 1,900 and 2,075 mm, depending on the position within the cab

The European Commission has introduced new masses and dimensions regulations with the objective to push the boundaries in terms of both emissions (CO2) reduction, road safety and driver comfort. DAF is the first of the European truck manufacturers to introduce a new generation of trucks featuring a highly attractive and very aerodynamic design, using the additional freedom offered by the new regulations. Class-leading efficiency, safety and driver comfort come together in the game-changing New Generation DAF.

Since the reveal of its first generation in 1997, the DAF XF has always been an image leader – the customer delight and the driver’s dream. No less than 650,000 XF trucks have been sold in total. It is delivering its owners excellent quality and profitability in over 50 countries world-wide. Various generations of the XF have been awarded ‘International Truck of the Year’.

New Generation XF

Now, DAF introduces the New Generation XF. It features a full new cab design with a 160 mm elongation at the front for industry-leading aerodynamics, highest energy efficiency and lowest CO2 emissions. The New Generation XF has a 75 mm lower cab datum compared to the highly acclaimed and still available XF Super Space Cab and Space Cab. In combination with a large windscreen and ultra-low belt line, this results in unmatched direct vision, contributing to industry-leading safety, especially regarding Vulnerable Road Users. Standing height in the new XF is excellent and is between 1,900 and 2,075 mm, depending on the position within the cab

New Generation XG and XG+

In addition to the XF, DAF is introducing the XG and XG+, creating a new top class market segment, which takes maximum benefit from the new masses and dimensions regulations. In addition to the 160 mm elongated front, both flagship models feature no less than 330 mm extra length at the rear of the cab for unmatched space to work, live and sleep. The cab datum of the XG and XG+ is 125 mm higher than the New Generation XF. The semi-flat floor provides the optimal combination of an easy entry with only 3 steps and a great seating position for excellent direct vision.

The DAF XG cab interior offers a standing height  from no less than 1,980 to 2,105 mm and - thanks to the elongation at the rear - enormous interior space.

The new XG+ outperforms every truck on the market when it comes to interior space. The height of the roof is increased even more to offer a standing height of up to an impressive 2,220 mm. This XG+ is DAF’s true top-of-the-range model, offering a dazzling level of living comfort and spaciousness which are unique in the entire industry. With a volume of 12.5 m3, the DAF XG+ has as much as 14% more volume than the industry-benchmark, the current DAF XF Super Space Cab.

Attractive and modern design

The New Generation XF, XG and XG+ feature a beautiful, distinctive exterior design, characterised by an attractive tapered cab shape with seamlessly fitting body panels and sleekly mounted windscreen and doors for outstanding aerodynamic efficiency.

The front-end combines a beautiful design within the regulatory envelope. This results in an aerodynamic shape and enhanced safety for Vulnerable Road Users.

The New Generation XF, XG and XG+ trucks all feature a stylish grille with chrome accents. It is topped with a distinctive logo bar with a glossy inlay to accentuate the vehicles’ class. The air intake is neatly integrated in the front, adding to the sturdy yet elegant design which is further enhanced by the prominent grille, accentuating the elongated front.

The elegantly designed and nicely integrated steel bumper has a composite skin, and consists of three elements to combine lowest vulnerability with low repair costs in case of damage.

A key design feature is the stylish full LED headlights, crowned with characteristic Daytime Running Lights and integrated cornering lights, creating a distinctive signature and providing unprecedented vision at night. The great looks of the truck are supported by the beautiful LED Skylights – standard on the XG and XG+ – featuring a specific design for each model.

The sides of the cab demonstrate the same elegance as the front. The design is sleek and smooth, with the ascending lines adding to the dynamic look.

Quality by design

Only the finest materials have been used in the New Generation DAF. Lightweight, high strength steel is used for the cab structure, and premium soft touch materials and leather are used extensively throughout the interior.

The New Generation DAF was designed with a focus on Six Sigma quality and the vehicles underwent over 20 million kilometres of functional, durability, reliability and customer testing to ensure the new trucks meet DAF’s exacting quality standards.

Development drivers

Fully aligned with the objectives of the new EU Masses & Dimensions regulations, the New Generation DAF was designed with full focus on the main development criteria: introducing a new industry standard in efficiency, safety and driver comfort, without compromising the superior reliability and durability DAF trucks are renowned for. 

Paul O’Malley, Torque Agency Group
E: pomalley@torqueagencygroup.com

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