DAF’s New Generation XF, XG and XG+ are crowned International Truck of the Year 2022

DAF’s New Generation XF, XG and XG+ range has been crowned International Truck of the Year (IToY) 2022. The prestigious trophy was awarded at the Solutrans Exhibition in Lyon, France tonight (17 November).

Summing up the jury vote, IToY chairman Gianenrico Griffini commented: “With the introduction of the New Generation, DAF has delivered a high-tech heavy-duty truck
range that sets a new benchmark in the truck industry. In addition, it is future-oriented, as it also represents a complete platform for new generations of alternative drivelines”.

“DAF’s New Generation trucks are worthy winners,” added UK IToY judge and Commercial Motor editor Will Shiers. “By taking advantage of the EUs new masses and dimensions regulations, DAF has created an entirely new vehicle segment.”

In a double celebration for the Dutch truck maker, the DAF XF Hydrogen prototype was awarded the Truck Innovation Award 2022 title. You can read about both of these award winning trucks in this issue.

The Renault Kangoo and joint-engineered Mercedes-Benz Citan picked up the International Van of the Year accolade.

Scania Super engine on display at Solutrans

Scania has given its new 13-litre engine its first public showing at the Solutrans show in Lyon despite having no Super trucks on its stand with the new driveline.

The only diesel-powered truck on show is a Scania 770 S that is confusingly wearing a Super badge on its grille and appears to have been heavily customised at a French franchise of Halfords.

Of the other four vehicles on display, two were electric, one a diesel hybrid and another biogas.