New DAF LF offers new engine option, safety features and styling

George Barrow
August 30, 2017

 

Following the unveiling of New XF and CF models at the CV Show, DAF has refreshed its LF range with a new ‘city friendly’ engine, exterior design and optional lowered passenger window to enhance safety.

The DAF LF, operating in the 7.5- to 18-tonne range, can now be specified with a 3.8-litre PACCAR engine, the PX-4.

This has two power ratings: 156hp and 172hp with maximum torque of 500 and 600 Nm respectively between 1,200 and 2,000 rpm.

DAF is marketing this option specifically for its LF City, for light, urban distribution. It said that at under 4 litres it is ideal for city work.

Both 4.5-litre (PX-5) and 6.7-litre (PX-7) engines featuring from 184hp up to 325hp are available.

The exterior design of the New LF shares many of the features that give the New CF and XF a new look. This includes chrome strips on the grille and the new logo panel, with the letters DAF with chrome outlines.

Another addition for the New LF is the optional lower window in the passenger door to optimise passenger side visibility in urban environments, allowing the driver to see cyclists and pedestrians alongside the cab.

The New LF (from 8 tonnes GVW and with rear air suspension) comes standard with Advanced Emergency Braking System, Forward Collision Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control  and Lane Departure Warning System.

DAF is also offering DAF Connect, its fleet management system, on the New LF. This provides operators with information on vehicle location, fuel consumption, mileage, vehicle utilisation and engine. 

Fuel reports can be easily generated allowing DAF Connect to facilitate comparisons of current and recent data of vehicles and drivers too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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