The CF65 was DAF’s smallest middleweight truck operating in the 18 tonnes GVW range as a 4×2 rigid. Launched back in 1998 the truck was originally branded the 65CF and was part of a range overhaul at the time. Prior to this there was the 75 and 85 series which were replaced by the 65CF, 75CF and the 85CF. The numbering was not related to power output or swept engine volume – suggestions on a postcard please. The back to front numbering only lasted a couple of years as the 2000 facelift saw the CF65 arrive. In 2006 the Euro 4 version of the CF65 was launched – the most popular of these are the CF65.220 and CF65.350 – most were day cabbed versions, but there are surprising numbers fitted with sleeper cabs. There was also a Space Cab option for the lowly CF65. The CF65 became available with Euro 5 EEV as standard as early as 2008, but come the end of 2013, the CF65 was no more. It had been replaced by a simplified naming convention for the range. The 65 was dropped and the horsepower on its own was used. The CF65.250 simply became the CF250.