The launch of DAF Trucks’ new, long distance range of trucks was big news – new cab dimensions and a launch when not much else was going on in the way of new truck launches thanks to the worldwide COVID lockdowns.
The company is now ready to give us a sneak preview of their new distribution truck. Not a replacement for the CF range yet, but this may only be a matter of time as the CF range has masses of variants that will take time to transfer over to the new truck design.
No news on the name of the new range yet – although we could guess at ‘CG’ and ‘CG+’ to comply with the XG adding to the XF range.
DAF is working with their top customers, putting together extensive field tests as the final phase in the development of this entirely new generation of distribution trucks. These will share the DNA of the New Generation XF, XG and XG+.
The launch of the New Generation XF, XG and XG⁺ has been a success all over Europe. After the first test drives, the series were widely praised by the trade press and crowned ‘International Truck of the Year 2022’ shortly after. With an impressive orderbook of nearly 20,000 units before production officially started in early November, the triplets broke all records in the 93-year history of the Dutch truck manufacturer.
The field-tested New Generation DAF distribution trucks make use of the same platform as the award-winning, new long haul and heavy duty trucks, the first commercial vehicles developed with the new European Masses & Dimensions regulations in mind. Obviously, just like their siblings, the new series of distribution trucks will push the boundaries in terms of road safety, efficiency and low emissions, as well as of driver comfort.
Start the Future
“With the game-changing XF, XG and XG⁺, DAF started the future of long and heavy haulage”, commented 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 & finish, it will all be of a new league, next to superior vehicle efficiency and ride & 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 DAF CF trucks.