DAF introduces Efficiency Champions

    Following on from the prestigious titles of International Truck of the Year 2022 and 2023 for the new XD, XF, XG and XG+, DAF has received a number of other important awards in recognition of the industry-leading efficiency of its New Generation DAF trucks. An excellent reason for DAF to launch its new Efficiency Champions series.

    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 leading German trade magazines Verkehrs Rundschau and Trucker because of its industry-leading low fuel consumption and low CO2emissions.

    This test was quickly followed by the European Truck Challenge comparison test carried out by the renowned 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.

    And last month the XF 450 also received the European Transport Award for Sustainability from the German publication Transport, providing further confirmation of the unique efficiency of the New Generation DAF trucks.

    To celebrate this impressive 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 indifferent 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 Efficiency Champion also features tyres with low rolling resistance, Predictive Cruise Control as standard and the powerful PACCAR MX engine brake.

    Together with its extremely low weight and advanced onboard systems, such as Adaptive Cruise Control, the Efficiency Champion sets a new standard in transport efficiency.

    New engine software

    The efficiency is optimised even further by a new generation of engine software, which is also available as an update for all New Generation DAF vehicles already delivered.

    The new software guarantees not only a quiet and balanced running of engine but is also ready to be used in any future additions to DAF’s online fleet management platform aimed at facilitating predictive maintenance. This will allow the truck to be in constant contact with its home base and dealer so that it can recommend proactive or (where needed) preventive maintenance in order to ensure maximum vehicle availability.

    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 to90% in CO2 emissions and makes an important contribution to the low footprint of DAF’s New Generation vehicles.

    Those ordering a New Generation DAF XD, XF, XG or XG+ Efficiency Champion will receive delivery of their truck in 2024.