Watch: Driving the award-winning Daf CF and Daf XF

George Barrow
August 15, 2018

The new Daf CF and XF have slippery new exteriors, engine innovations, and improved drivelines, which together help to slash fuel consumption by up to 7%.

They're also available in a range of more industry specific guises to maximise efficiency and improve the experience for the driver and costs for the operator. Our test team takes to the road in the Daf CF FAD Tipper, Daf CF FTP tanker, and Daf XF FTG to find out what has changed. On the outside there are a host of cosmetic and aerodynamic changes, while under the skin there are some huge weight savings and alterations to both mechanical and software parts that improve comfort, driveability and total cost of ownership.

Watch the video below to find out what our testers really think of the new Daf XF and Daf CF and why it was awarded the biggest and most important prize in the truck industry

Pick up a copy of Commercial Motor (09 Sept 2018) to get the special supplement on the 2018 International Truck of the Year. In the issue, we've also asked operators what they thought of the new Daf XF and CF. From improved reliability and lower fuel consumption to greater earning potential, the two trucks are winning admirers across all sectors.

And there's a very good reason for that...

All XFs and CFs have the new and updated TraXon gearbox fitted as standard, but with very different transmission software each performs individually.

About the Author


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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