DAF XF proves once again outstanding efficiency and comfort
German magazine Truck & Trailer Welt puts New Generation XF on the top step
During the extensive multi-brand ‘European Truck Challenge’ (ETC) test organized by the renowned German trade magazine Truck & Trailer Welt, the XF 450 once again proved to be the best vehicle for both owner and driver in its segment. It outperformed the competition in terms of lowest operating costs and won the prestigious ‘Drivers Choice’ award. Both accolades clearly underline why the XF was unanimously voted ‘International Truck of the Year 2022’.
During the highly regarded annual European Truck Challenge, trucks from leading European truck manufacturers are extensively compared in terms of costs, handling, performance and driver comfort.
The ultimate in comfort
“Throughout the European Truck Challenge 2023, one tractor unit in particular consistently impressed the ETC test drivers: the New Generation DAF XF 450,” said Philipp Bönders, editor-in-chief of Truck & Trailer Welt. “In the test, no other cab offered more comfort, better equipment or a more attractive design. The DAF XF 450 was duly rewarded with the highest score in the driver rankings, resulting in the ETC Drivers Choice award for 2023.”
Ahead of the competition
“In addition, with the current fuel prices, the DAF XF 450 proved to be the most cost-efficient truck thanks to its very low combined fuel and AdBlue consumption,” according to test Truck & Trailer editor Hans-Jürgen Wildhage. “The smoothness the DAF XF 450 displayed while driving over the demanding ETC test route, including the mountain roads, was also impressive. I particularly liked the smooth running of the engine. And when it comes to fuel consumption when rolling on individual sections of the comparison test route, the Dutchman is clearly ahead of the competition.”
Best series on the market
“We are extremely honoured to have received both the ‘Drivers Choice’ award and recognition for the lowest operating costs,” according to Bart Bosmans, member of the DAF Board of Management and responsible for Marketing and Sales. “Together with the XD, XG and XG+ series, the New Generation XF embodies both the driver’s dream and the owner’s delight. The cab is spacious, luxurious and comfortable and offers an unprecedented direct view, resulting in the best working space for any driver. In addition, the trucks run at the lowest operating costs. In these challenging times, the DAF New Generation line-up is simply the best series on the market!”