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New DAF LF to debut at Alexandra palace

DAF Trucks’ new LF makes its UK and Ireland show debut at Alexandra Palace in November as the market-leader presents a dedicated ‘City’ specification model designed explicitly for city and urban distribution operations.

The chassis is part of a wider New LF range of lightweights (from 7.5- to 18-tonne rigids and the LF urban tractor) which in turn complete the full ‘New’ DAF Trucks range for 2017 including New CF and New XF rigids, tractors and multi-axle chassis.

The 7.5-tonne Freight in the City exhibit is powered by an all-new PACCAR PX-4, 3.8-litre 170bhp engine, developing 600 Nm of torque. A lower power rating from the same 3.8-litre block is also available at 150bhp, developing 500 Nm. The new PACCAR PX-4 – now the smallest engine in the New DAF range – is optimised for urban operation A five-speed manual gearbox and super-tight turning circle combine with the PACCAR PX-4 to provide nimble driving characteristics and an overall ‘distribution’ package ideally suited to start-stop vocational applications.