DAF to launch new XD series at IAA show

CF successor to be built on same platform as the all-new XF and XG models

DAF will unveil its all-new XD range of trucks at the IAA Transportation 2022 commercial vehicle show in Hannover, Germany, in September.

A successor to the current CF range, the XD is described as a next-generation series, fully-prepared to adopt zero-emission powertrains and setting new standards in quality, safety, efficiency and driver comfort.

Aimed at the distribution and vocational markets, the XD will be built on the same platform as the XF and XG ranges, which were named International Truck of the Year for 2022.

While full technical details of the new vehicle are yet to be released, with only one teaser image so far revealed, we are told the XD will have a low cab position with large windscreen and side windows with very low belt lines to improve the driver’s vision. Optional kerb-view windows will be available as will DAF’s Corner View and Digital Camera systems.

A number of measures including much aerodynamic treatment of the cab and a new design of driveline will produce what DAF claims will be class-leading fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions, while the XD has also been designed to efficiently accommodate future alternative powertrains. The design is optimised for easy attachment of modules from the body building industry, ensuring the XD will find a wide range of customers.

DAF adds that drivers of the XD will enjoy a spacious cab with space of almost 10 cubic metres and a wide range of seat and steering wheel adjustment. The controls will include a fully digital instrument panel while ride comfort and vehicle handling will benefit from a completely new design of front chassis and both front and rear axle suspension.

DAF plans to put the XD into production from the Autumn of 2022, following its appearance at the IAA show which makes place from 20th-25th September at the Messe, Hannover.

Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is a news editor and columnist across all of our sites – The Car Expert, The Van Expert and The Truck Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new vehicles for more than 20 years.

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