The year 2023 will be remembered at DAF as the year in which it collected one award after another for vehicle efficiency. After an extensive multi-test, the New Generation DAF XF 450 was named Green Truck 2023 by the German trade magazines VerkehrsRundschau and Trucker because of its low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
This test was followed by the European Truck Challenge comparison test carried out by the German trade magazine Truck & Trailer Welt, in which the XF 450 once again proved to have the lowest combined fuel and AdBlue consumption and the most favourable operational costs.
Furthermore, the XF 450 also received the European Transport Award for Sustainability from the German publication Transport, providing further confirmation of the efficiency of the New Generation DAF trucks.
To celebrate this list of achievements, DAF is launching an Efficiency Champion series of its New Generation XD, XF, XG and XG+. The trucks will be available with both PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines and in different cab variations.
Each Efficiency Champion will be equipped with a full range of fuel-efficiency features as standard, including the DAF Digital Vision System (cameras instead of mirrors) and a full aerodynamic package with spoilers, skirts, fenders and a special base plate with air conduction designed for optimal efficiency. The range also features tyres with low rolling resistance, Predictive Cruise Control as standard and the PACCAR MX engine brake.
The DAF XD, XF, XG and XG+ Efficiency Champions are also fully equipped to drive on HVO – Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil. This latest generation of bio-fuels can achieve reductions of up to 90% in CO2 emissions and makes an important contribution to the low footprint of DAF’s New Generation vehicles.