New DAF CF and XF Voted "International Truck of the Year"

November 22, 2017


The most prestigious honor in the European truck industry was awarded to DAF Trucks by Gianenrico Griffini, chairman of the jury at the Solutrans exhibition in Lyon.

DAF XF and CF Trucks

The New DAF CF and XF feature completely new powertrains with highly efficient transmissions and rear axles. DAF also introduced new compact after-treatment systems, sophisticated software and aerodynamic optimizations. These innovations result in a fuel efficiency gain and CO2 reduction of an impressive 7%.

Vocational configurations of the new trucks can achieve up to 300 kilograms in weight reductions which further enhance the customer’s operating efficiency.

DAF XF and CF International Truck of the Year
International Truck of the Year Award Ceremony

New standard in Overall Performance
“The annual award is presented to a new truck or model range that has made the largest contribution to road transport efficiency based on several important criteria, including technological innovation, driver comfort, road safety, drivability, fuel economy, environmental ‘footprint’ and Total Cost of Ownership”, commented Gianenrico Griffini, chairman of the jury. “With the introduction of the New CF and XF series, DAF has delivered a medium and heavy duty truck range that sets a new standard in terms of driveline efficiency and overall performance”. The jury commented “that the DAF trucks are leading the way in transport efficiency. “

Great Recognition
DAF Trucks’ president Preston Feight thanked DAF’s 10,000 employees for their excellent contribution in the design and manufacture of the new DAF vehicles. Feight said, “The New CF & XF, representing Pure Excellence, have been designed to enhance our customers operating performance. The International Truck of the Year is wonderful recognition for our employees, dealers and suppliers.“

DAF XF and CF Trucks

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