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DAF ready to unveil next step of its Euro 6 introductions

08 April 2013 #CV Sector #CV Show #Truck

DAF is getting ready to unveil the next step of its Euro 6 range. When the CV Show opens tomorrow (Tuesday), the covers will come off its new family of trucks in front of the world’s media and eager customers.

Details on the UK-engineered and built DAF LF and CF  will be released tomorrow morning, but today (Monday) the company’s Ron Borsboom took journalists through the technical aspects of the new trucks.

A new range of engines will power the trucks, fronted by the MX-13 and MX-11 Paccar engines. Borsboom says these engines are the “next step” in meeting increasingly tough emissions regulations. New PX-5 and PX-7 units have also been introduced for lower powered vehicles.

DAF says it is the first company to offer LED technology in its headlights, which have integrated LED Daytime Running Lights. Cornering lights have also been introduced.

An all new dashboard has been introduced on the LF while the CF has a new dash layout. Based around ergonomic design, the two cabins offer a good human to machine interface, says DAF. New chassis designs have also been developed for both trucks, alongside a new cab suspension system which DAF says will offer lower road noise with increased comfort, without compromising crash worthiness.

“The principle looks of the LF and CF are the same, we have followed one philosophy and one strategy,” said Borsboom.