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DAF Trucks delivers strong performance in 2023

DAF Trucks delivers strong performance in 2023

DAF Trucks achieves record production in 2023 with 69,800 units, leading in five European countries and launching new electric models.

Published 23 Feb 2024By CV Show News

Excellent performances marked 2023 for DAF Trucks. The Dutch manufacturer built an all-time high 69,800 units and was market leader in no fewer than five European countries.

In 2023, DAF prepared for the production of fully electric trucks with the opening of its state-of-the-art Electric Truck Assembly in Eindhoven. This was followed by the introduction of the multi-axle XD and XF trucks, including an extensive range of construction vehicles.The New Generation line-up was completed by the XB and XB Electric models for zero emission city distribution. The success of the New Generation range was reflected in the production of the 50,000th New Generation truck.

The new DAF XF 450 was winner in three German multi-brand comparison tests, highlighting best-in-class fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions. As a result, the XF was crowned ‘Green Truck 2023’ and won the ‘European Transport Award for Sustainability’. Additionally, the XF 450 was victorious in the European Truck Challenge, where it outperformed the competition on the combined diesel and AdBlue consumption test as well as comfort.

In total, DAF produced at its Eindhoven and Leyland premises more than 69,800 vehicles last year, setting a new production record. In 2023, 57,900 medium and heavy duty CF, XD, XF, XG and XG+ trucks came off the production line (56,100 in 2022) as well as 11,900 LF and XB distribution trucks (similar to 2022).

It is estimated that European truck industry registrations in the 16+ tonne market in 2024 will be in the range of 260,000 - 300,000 trucks

said Harald Seidel, president of DAF Trucks.

Thanks to our industry-leading trucks and first-class services and together with our wonderful employees and professional dealers, we are ready for the next step in success.
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