29 November 2017
DAF Truck’s new CF and XF models have been voted ‘International Truck of the Year 2018’.
Both models feature new powertrains with highly efficient transmissions and rear axles, benefiting from optimised aerodynamics, sophisticated software and a new compact after-treatment system to reduce fuel consumption and reduce CO2 emissions by 7 percent. Weight reductions of up to 300kg depending on the configuration also boost overall efficiency.
Judged by an independent jury of road-transport journalists from 23 countries, the award is the most prestigious in the European truck industry. The award was presented to DAF Truck’s President, Preston Feight, by jury chairman Gianenrico Griffini at the Soultrans exhibition in Kyon.
“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. “With the introduction of the New CF and New 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.”
Preston Feight added, ‘We all worked hard to make the best trucks on the market even better. The result are the New CF and New XF – representing Pure Excellence. It is fantastic that all these efforts are rewarded in such a great way. In addition, winning the ‘International Truck of the Year 2018’ award is a recognition for our suppliers and dealers, and most importantly, it is a fantastic tribute to all those customers who have chosen or will choose the DAF New CF or New XF. The jury commented that the trucks are leading the way in transport efficiency. What to say more?’