A fleet of 35 new DAF CF and XF demonstrators has been delivered to the UK dealer network.
Following the global launch of the trucks at the CV Show in April, over 600 orders have been received.
The tractor units are part of a much larger European fleet of over 200 new CF and XF demonstrators,
The demonstrators include a variety of New CF and XF models including FTG 6x2 twin-steer and FTP pusher-axle tractor configurations, in both space and super space cab variants.
Latest market share figures confirm DAF Trucks’ dominant 33% share – more than twice that of its nearest competitor – meaning one-in-three new trucks in the UK is a DAF.
The New-model DAF CF and XF rigid and tractor line-up boasts up to 7% lower fuel consumption thanks to innovations and higher ratings to the PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines, a new ZF TraXon gearbox, new high-efficiency rear axles with faster gear ratios, advanced powertrain software and new cab aerodynamic aids.
Further new developments include an enhanced MX Engine Brake and a new compact Exhaust After-treatment System (EAS) – all combining to reduce kerb-weight by a significant 130kg on the FTG 6x2 tractor model.
The EAS is 40% smaller allowing extra chassis space to accommodate ancillary blowing and or tipping equipment. Maximum service intervals are also increased to 200,000km.