first drive in DAF’s New Generation XF

First Drive in DAF’s New Generation XF

In his latest report from Europe, PowerTorque’s correspondent there, Will Shiers travels to Spain for a first drive in DAF’s New Generation XF, named last week as International Truck of the Year 2022 by a jury of 24 commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists. Read more

Truck Innovation of the Year

Truck Innovation of the Year

DAF’s XF Hydrogen, a prototype of a hydrogen-fuelled heavy-duty truck with an internal combustion engine has won the 2022 Truck Innovation of the Year. Read more

International Truck of the Year double

International Truck of the Year Double

DAF has achieved an International Truck of the Year double, scooping both the ‘Truck of the Year 2022’ gong and the ‘2022 Truck Innovation Award’, both being presented in Lyon, France, this week. Read more

completely new big cabin DAF range is launched

Completely New Big Cabin DAF Range is Launched

The new XF, XG and XG+ are the models being unveiled as the completely new big cabin DAF range is launched. The new trucks are claimed to offer a 10 per cent improved fuel efficiency, a full suite of passive and active safety features and the next level of luxury in truck design. The New Generation DAF begins production for the European market in October. Read more

heavy duty market share going to European cabover

Heavy Duty Market Share Going to European Cabover

The last few years have seen an increasing heavy duty market share going to European cabover prime movers. That means this is probably just the right time for the Paccar organisation to ensure it has a genuine contender in the part of the market which prefers European trucks. The traditional US dominance is waning and truck buyers are looking for fuel economy and high level safety equipment on board.  Read more

first impressions of the new DAF XF flagship

First Impressions of the new DAF XF Flagship

Climbing up into the truck is a familiar experience, and the first impressions of the new DAF XF flagship remind us that the Europeans seem to match each other in step heights and widths, almost to the millimetre.  Read more

DAF’s great leap forward

DAF’s Great Leap Forward

With this new level of sophistication and in catching up with what is available in Europe, this latest launch can be seen as DAF’s great leap forward into the modern Australian trucking environment. We are no longer as suspicious of all of the latest gadgetry in our trucks and are willing to allow automated systems to do some of the heavy lifting if there is a productivity and safety gain, and there clearly is. Read more

DAF get with the program

DAF Get With The Program

The Australian truck industry has been waiting some time for the point at which DAF get with the program. Diesel has driven the new flagship model, around SE Queensland,  pulling a B-double to find the new DAF range really is right up to date. Read more

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