DAF’s new generation of trucks for long distance haulage has been crowned ‘International Truck of the Year 2022’.
The XF, XG and XG⁺ Set A New Industry Benchmark
The prestigious award was handed over at the Solutrans truck & transport exhibition in Lyon, France. DAF was also honored the ‘2022 Truck Innovation Award’ for its XF Innovation Truck with a hydrogen combustion engine. Based on the International Truck of the Year (IToY) rules, the annual award is presented to the truck which was introduced in the past year and which has made the most significant contribution to road transport efficiency. This judgment relies on a comprehensive range of criteria, including technological innovation, comfort, safety, driveability, fuel economy, environmental ‘footprint’ and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
DAF is the first truck manufacturer to introduce a completely new generation of trucks that has been developed with the new European regulations for truck masses and dimensions in mind. The result is a series of highly attractive and very aerodynamic trucks which features class-leading efficiency, safety and driver comfort. The new XF, XG and XG⁺ offer excellent direct visibility provided by a large, curved windscreen, side windows with low beltlines and the kerb-view window. These features along with the digital vision system that replaces the traditional side view mirrors and the new corner view camera offers all-around view, protecting vulnerable road users.
The prestigious award ‘International Truck of the Year 2022’ was presented to Harry Wolters, President of DAF Trucks, who dedicated the recognition to all of the over 12,000 DAF employees world-wide. The New Generation XF, XG and XG⁺ represents the largest innovation project in the over 90-year history of the company. It is the result of thoroughly listening to their customers and drivers, having a clear vision about the future of durable and sustainable transport solutions and always going the extra mile to deliver the best possible transport solutions.
DAF has delivered a high-tech, heavy-duty vehicle range that sets a new benchmark in the industry. In addition, it is future-oriented, as it also represents a complete and very energy efficient platform for new generations of alternative energy carriers and drivelines. The IToY jury honored DAF’s innovative approach to alternative drivelines. The International Truck of the Year jury consists of 24 commercial vehicle editors and senior journalists, representing the most important international truck and transport media titles.