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

Will Shiers
November 17, 2021

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.

About the Author


Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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