Royal seal for new XFHis Royal Highness the Prince of Orange officially started production of the new DAF XF at commercial vehicle manufacturer’s factory in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

The new truck, developed to meet the Euro 6 emissions standards, represents an investment by DAF of around €1bn to develop an entirely new Euro 6 vehicle range and to prepare its production facilities in Eindhoven and Westerlo in Belgium for the new generation of trucks. The new emissions legislation was a main driver for DAF to develop a completely new vehicle series of which the XF, the new flagship model designed for long-distance transport, has now officially entered production.

“We are incredibly honoured that His Royal Highness officially started the production of the new DAF XF,” said Harrie Schippers, president of DAF Trucks NV. “Developing a brand-new generation of market-leading Euro 6 vehicles and preparing our production facilities for this new generation is the largest project in our company’s history.”