DAF lays a bold claim that it has set new standard with an entirely new line up of trucks.
The new XF, XG and XG+ offer “the highest quality, 10 per cent improved fuel efficiency, a full suite of passive and active safety features and the next level of luxury in truck design”, according to the brand.
These new trucks will enter production in October, DAF says.
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,” we’re told by the brand.
New Generation XF features a full new cab design with a 160 mm extension at the front for industry-leading aerodynamics, highest energy efficiency and lowest CO2 emissions. The New Generation XF has a 75 mm lower cab premise 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.
In addition to the XF, DAF Trucks 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 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.
DAF claims 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. With a volume of 12.5 m3, the DAF XG+ has as much as 14 per cent more volume than the current DAF XF Super Space Cab.
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. 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.
A key design feature is the stylish full LED headlights, along with Daytime Running Lights and integrated cornering lights, creating a distinctive signature and providing unprecedented vision at night. The sides of the cab are sleek and smooth, with the ascending lines adding to the dynamic look.