Wraps off  new CF & LFBy Andy Stewart

Dutch commercial vehicle manufacturer DAF has taken the wraps off its new Euro 6 CF and LF trucks at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. DAF said the new Euro 6 vehicles have been developed for maximum transport efficiency, low operational costs and optimum vehicle performance.

The new models both feature a new chassis, new drivelines and new interior and exterior designs which emphasise the family resemblance to the top-of-the-range Euro 6 XF.

“With the launch of the new LF and CF models, DAF has introduced a complete new range of efficient Euro 6 vehicles,” said Harrie Schippers, president of DAF Trucks. “The considerable investments involved in the Euro 6 products are an integral part of the company’s strategic growth plan. The Euro 6 project is the largest investment and development programme in DAF’s 85-year history.”

The CF is well suited for a wide range of applications, varying from regional transportation to heavy construction, while the LF is primarily aimed at distribution. The interiors of the trucks have been completely renewed and include new seats, new instrument panels with colour information display, and new steering wheels for excellent ergonomics and driver comfort.

A full range of powerful and efficient PACCAR engines are available for the new models, including the state-of-the-art 4.5- and 6.7-litre PACCAR PX-5 and PX-7 engines, and advanced 10.8- and 12.9-litre PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines. All engines incorporate a high-pressure common-rail fuel injection system, a turbocharger with variable geometry and innovative tech to maximise efficiency, including encapsulated wiring harnesses and advanced engine management systems.

Production of the Euro 6 CF will start mid-year, with the Euro 6 LF distribution truck entering production in the fourth quarter.

caption: Updated CF and LF design fits in with new XF stylings