DAF Trucks score hat-trick with new XF, XG & XG+ – The shape of trucks to come


*Setting a new benchmark in efficiency, safety and driver comfort

It may have been a long time coming but DAF Trucks has carved out the shape of truck cabs into the future with it new generation XF, XG and XG⁺ heavy-duty series.

Yes, DAF Trucks to the surprise of many, has developed three new models within the ‘X’ family. With the new XF, XG and XG+ DAF Trucks offers the highest quality, 10% improved fuel efficiency, a full suite of passive and active safety features and the next level of luxury in truck design.

Actually the new cab design marks a significant first, with an elongated frontal grille section that meets recently introduced legislation.

The European Commission has introduced new masses and dimensions regulations with the objective to push the boundaries in terms of both emissions (CO2) reduction, road safety and driver comfort. DAF is the first of the European truck manufacturers to introduce a new generation of trucks featuring a highly attractive and very aerodynamic design, using the additional freedom offered by the new regulations. Class-leading efficiency, safety and driver comfort come together in the game-changing new Generation DAF Trucks.

New Generation XF features a full new cab design with a 160 mm extension at the front for industry-leading aerodynamics, highest energy efficiency and lowest CO2 emissions. The New Generation XF has a 75 mm lower cab premise compared to the highly acclaimed and still available XF Super Space Cab and Space Cab. In combination with a large windscreen and ultra-low belt line, this results in unmatched direct vision, contributing to industry-leading safety, especially regarding Vulnerable Road Users. Standing height in the new XF is excellent and is between 1,900 and 2,075 mm, depending on the position within the cab. 

As mentioned, in addition to the XF, DAF Trucks is introducing the XG and XG+, creating a new top class market segment, which takes maximum benefit from the new masses and dimensions regulations. In addition to the 160 mm elongated front, both flagship models feature no less than 330 mm extra length at the rear of the cab for unmatched space to work, live and sleep. The cab of the XG and XG+ is 125 mm higher than the new Generation XF. The semi-flat floor provides the optimal combination of an easy entry with only 3 steps and a great seating position for excellent direct vision.

The DAF XG cab interior offers a standing height  from no less than 1,980 to 2,105 mm and – thanks to the elongation at the rear – enormous interior space.

The new XG+ outperforms every truck on the market when it comes to interior space. The height of the roof is increased even more to offer a standing height of up to an impressive 2,220 mm. This XG+ is DAF’s true top-of-the-range model, offering a dazzling level of living comfort and spaciousness which are unique in the entire industry. With a volume of 12.5 m3, the DAF XG+ has as much as 14% more volume than the industry-benchmark, the current DAF XF Super Space Cab. 

The New Generation XF, XG and XG+ trucks all feature a stylish grille with chrome accents. It is topped with a distinctive logo bar with a glossy inlay to accentuate the vehicles’ class. The air intake is neatly integrated in the front, adding to the sturdy yet elegant design which is further enhanced by the prominent grille, accentuating the elongated front. A key design feature is the stylish full LED headlights, along with Daytime Running Lights and integrated cornering lights, creating a distinctive signature and providing unprecedented vision at night. The sides of the cab are  sleek and smooth, with the ascending lines adding to the dynamic look.

With a move toward the premier league in the truck market, only the finest materials have been used in the new Generation DAF, with premium soft touch materials and leather are used extensively throughout the interior.

While the driveline remains the same as before, major modifications have been made to the engine line up that assure significant fuel savings and reduced running costs. The New Generation DAF begins production in October.

More details in Fleet Transport soon! In the meantime, please check out the launch video:

Video of the Month: New Generation XF