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DAF starts field test of new generation distribution trucks

Together with leading customers, DAF Trucks has started extensive field tests as the final phase in the development of an entirely new generation of distribution trucks.

DAF says these will share the “unrivalled DNA” of the New Generation XF, XG and XG+, featuring the highest levels of quality, safety, efficiency and driver comfort.

The launch of the New Generation XF, XG and XG⁺ has been a success all over Europe. After the first test drives, the series was widely praised by the trade press and crowned ‘International Truck of the Year 2022’ shortly after.

The field-tested New Generation DAF distribution trucks make use of the same platform as the new long-haul and heavy duty trucks, the first commercial vehicles developed with the new European Masses & Dimensions regulations in mind.

Akin to their stablemates, the new series of distribution trucks will “push the boundaries” in terms of road safety, efficiency and low emissions, as well as driver comfort, according to DAF.

“With the game-changing XF, XG and XG+, DAF started the future of long and heavy haulage”, said Ron Borsboom, executive director Product Development. “Now, we are on our way to start the future of regional and national distribution as well.

“Direct vision, seating position, ergonomics, fit and finish, it will all be of a new league, next to superior vehicle efficiency plus ride and handling.”

DAF will unveil its new generation of distribution trucks in the second half of the year. The new series will become available in addition to the wide range of the popular and versatile DAF CF trucks.