Daf launches new generation CF and XF trucks

Daf has unveiled its new generation CF and XF trucks, which promise up to 7% lower fuel consumption and greater driver comfort.

The CF and XF will deliver the lower fuel consumption through engine innovations, new drivelines and aerodynamic optimizations. Daf add that the new Daf Connect fleet management system will drive even larger efficiency gains. The CF and XF also feature lower weight for increased payload.

In addition, for drivers, there is an updated interior and exterior design for greater driver comfort.

“Building on the excellent reputation for fuel efficiency, reliability and driver comfort the current Euro 6 product range has earned in Europe, Daf has developed a new generation of CF and XF trucks offering the best possible solutions for both the customer and the driver,” said Preston Feight, Daf Trucks president. “Backed by industry leading services and a highly professional dealer organization, the new CF and XF trucks – entering production in summer 2017 – embody an owner’s delight and the driver’s dream.”

For drivers, the CF and XF have new interior trim, new temperature and climate control (HVAC), upgraded instrument panel and dashboard lay-out and plug and play driver preference switches. In addition, the XF Super Space Cab has a total volume of more than 12.6m3.

A key principle in development was to reduce engine revs for best-in-class fuel efficiency. Maximum torque of the PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines has been increased significantly and is already available from 900 rpm to allow down speeding of the engine. The top-of-the range PACCAR MX-13 engine produces 390 kW/530 hp and 2,600 Nm of torque at 1,000 rpm.

In addition, the latest generation of TraXon automated gearboxes are standard on the new CF and XF series with the 12 speed being standard and a 16 speed optional. Daf add that driver comfort is enhanced thanks to its quiet and smooth operation and precise clutch control. The increased ratio spread allows excellent maneuverability, even when faster drivelines are applied.

The new CF and XF will enter production in the summer in 4×2 tractor (FT) and rigid (FA) configurations, the 6×2 tractor FTG and FTP with pusher axles, and the 6×2 rigid with single mounted trailing axle (FAR). Other versions will follow in autumn.

“We have made the best trucks on the market even better,” added Feight. “The new CF and XF further extend the current trucks’ excellent reliability, fuel efficiency and driver comfort.  As part of our DAF Transport Efficiency philosophy we have again made major steps to further enhance vehicle efficiency by providing the lowest operating cost and the higher uptime for our customers. The new CF and XF represent Pure Excellence.”

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