DAF hits 50,000 mark for new gen trucks in under two years

George Barrow
May 16, 2023

DAF has already produced 50,000 of its New Generation trucks since launch in 2021.

The DAF XF, XG and XG+ were the first trucks on the market to comply with the new European Masses & Dimensions regulations, and have been joined by the XD distribution model. The more aerodynamic shape and increased interior space has led to the fastest ever roll out of new vehicles in DAF’s 95-year history.

The 50,000th truck to be produced was a white DAF XG that was delivered to the Dutch customer Kleijn Transport in Alblasserdam. Kleijn operates a fleet of 220 trucks with more than half of them DAFs.

“Based on our excellent experience with the New Generation DAF vehicles, we are increasing their number to 50 now,” explained John Dekker, finance director at Kleijn Transport.

“We have deliberately selected the spacious XG model to perfectly combine the highest fuel efficiency and best-in-class comfort, with the latter being hugely important given the current driver shortages.”

Speaking about the rapid success of the new models, Harald Seidel, president of DAF Trucks said: “Never before in our 95-year history has the impressive milestone of 50,000 trucks been reached so quickly after market launch. This illustrates the success of our New Generation DAF trucks. The milestone acknowledges the excellent characteristics of the vehicles and is also a reflection of the industry-leading quality our dedicated employees deliver to our customers every day.”

DAF Trucks will be exhibiting at this year’s Road Transport Expo, which takes place at Stoneleigh NAEC on June 28-30. It’s FREE to attend, and registrations are now open.

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George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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