The new Daf CF and XF ranges have been named joint international Truck of the Year 2018 at the Solutrans exhibition in France.
The CF and XF came out top in voting by road transport journalists from 23 European countries with 104 votes. The Iveco Stralis NP 460 came second with 96 votes, with the Scania XT polling 59 votes to finish third.
“The annual award is presented to a new truck or model range that has made the largest contribution to road transport efficiency, based on several important criteria including technological innovation, driver comfort, road safety, drivability, fuel economy, environmental ‘footprint’ and Total Cost of Ownership,” said Gianenrico Griffini, chairman of the jury. “With the introduction of the New CF and XF series, Daf has delivered a medium and heavy-duty truck range that sets a new standard in terms of driveline efficiency and overall performance.”
DAF Trucks’ president Preston Feight said. “The honors belong to every member of the DAF organization. We all worked hard to make the best trucks on the market even better. It is fantastic that all these efforts are rewarded in such a great way. In addition, winning the ‘International Truck of the Year 2018’ award is a recognition for our suppliers and dealers, and most importantly, it is a fantastic tribute to all those customers who have chosen or will choose the DAF New CF or XF. The jury commented that the trucks are leading the way in transport efficiency. What to say more?”