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NEWS
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 INTERNATIONAL TRUCK
AND VAN OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS NAMED
 D AF’s new generation of introduced in the past year and has made IToY jury. “The result is a series of highly
 trucks has been crowned ‘International Truck of the Year 2022’ (IToY), while Renault Kangoo
Van and Mercedes-Benz Citan were named joint winners of the International Van of the Year 2022 (IVOTY).
“The XF, XG and XG+ set a new industry benchmark in efficiency, safety and driver comfort”, the jury stated after an extensive series of tests.
Based on the IToY rules, the annual award is presented to the truck that was
the most significant contribution to road transport efficiency. This judgment relies on a comprehensive range of criteria, including technological innovation, comfort, safety, driveability, fuel economy, environmental ‘footprint’ and total cost
of ownership.
“DAF is the first truck manufacturer to
introduce a completely new generation of trucks that has been developed with the new European regulations for truck masses and dimensions in mind,” said Gianenrico Griffini, chairman of the
attractive and very aerodynamic trucks which features class-leading efficiency, safety and driver comfort. The new XF, XG and XG+ offer excellent
direct visibility provided by a large, curved windscreen, side windows with low beltlines and the kerb-view window. These features – along with the digital vision system that replaces the traditional side view mirrors
and the new corner view camera – offer all-around view, protecting vulnerable road users.”
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