DAF unveils the all-new XF, XG and XG+
A new generation of trucks
The world of trucks traditionally has much longer life cycles than cars. As a result, every truck renewal is a crucial event for manufacturers. Now, after nine years of service, it is the DAF XF's turn to be replaced by a completely new generation.
The latest model has a more angular design than the outgoing model, with slimmer headlights instead of the petal-shaped ones. The highly sculpted sides of the cab are the result of meticulous work on aerodynamics. The cab is 16 cm longer to channel airflow more easily.
The windscreen has been enlarged and the body line has been lowered considerably to reduce blind spots as much as possible. An additional window on the passenger side is available as an option, as are the camera mirrors. The cab is more spacious, with a maximum volume of 12.5 m3 and a height of between 1.90 m and 2.08 m.
These figures vary depending on the cab chosen: XF, XG and XG+. Under the bonnet are the 10.8-litre PACCAR MX-11 and 12.9-litre PACCAR MX-13 engines with power outputs ranging from 367 to 530 PS. The latter version offers a torque of 2,700 Nm. DAF offers customers a 12- or 16-speed automatic transmission.
The vehicle has a service interval of 120,000 mi (200,000 km). The Eindhoven-based brand claims that the new model has covered more than 12 million miles (20 million kilometres) during its development. The new DAFs will face stiff competition from the Scania R/S Series, the Volvo FH/FM and the recently renewed MAN TGX.