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All-New DAF XF and CF Wins Best in Class Accolade

Earlier this year, our team had the opportunity to test drive the all-new DAF Euro 6 range and we were more than impressed.

What we loved about the new DAF range is that enhanced safety features are now standard in the new generation models, including driver’s airbag and a full suite of electronic safety systems such as Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS). Our customers will save on fuel with new engine innovations, new drivelines and aerodynamic optimisations delivering significantly reduced fuel consumption. Not only do these excellent new trucks provide our customers with higher horsepower ratings and lower operating costs, but the new range exhibits fresh styling and even quieter, more comfortable cabins for increased driver satisfaction. 

It’s very pleasing to now see this recognition in the media. This week, the DAF XF and CF model range was announced as the winner of Australia’s peak international design awards during the 2020 Good Design Week, the highest honour for design and innovation in the country.

DAF Trucks Australia received the prestigious Good Design Award Best in Class Accolade in the Product Design Automotive and Transport category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.

You can view the all-new DAF range here and arrange a test drive online. Alternatively, ask one of our DAF sales consultants to take you on a video tour in the truck of your choice.    

More about the Good Design Awards

The annual Good Design Awards is Australia’s oldest and most prestigious international Awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design, design strategy, social impact design and young designers.

More than 55 Good Design Awards Jurors evaluated each entry according to a strict set of design criteria which covers good design, design innovation and design impact. Projects recognised with a Good Design Award must demonstrate excellence in good design and convince the Jury they are worthy of recognition at this level.

Mr Felipe Rubio, General Manager of DAF Trucks Australia, was excited to accept the Best in Class Good Design Award, commenting, “The DAF XF and CF model range, released in Australia in February 2020, has set a new benchmark for excellence in safety, fuel efficiency, driver comfort and exterior styling for the Australian heavy-duty truck market, and this accolade is further evidence that our new truck models are setting industry standards.”

Designing for Australian Conditions

Australian and Dutch engineers have worked closely together to validate the all-new DAF CF and XF range for Australian conditions. Designers have developed an innovative range of smart solutions – one example is the integrated exterior styling that improves aerodynamics and disguises the unique protective cab suspension and construction system – very clever! The styling solves the technical challenges of improving fuel efficiency whilst developing innovative frontal collision absorption mounts that protect the occupants. The interior design is more car-like, adding to the sophistication and refinement of the truck.

The interior design is purposeful with a thoughtful ergonomic layout, opportunities for customisation, use of tough durable materials and superior NHV qualities. These features ensure the end-user enjoys the creature comforts and features expected of a modern vehicle.

You can view the all-new DAF range here and arrange a test drive online. Alternatively, ask one of our DAF sales consultants to take you on a video tour in the truck of your choice.

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