The innovations include new engine options, faster drive lines for maximum fuel efficiency, as well as interior and exterior design enhancements.
With so many new options available, here’s what you need to know about the New DAF LF.
PACCAR PX-4 engine
The new 3.8-litre PACCAR PX-4 engine is available for the 7.5-tonne version of the LF in two power ratings: 115 kW/156 hp and 127 kW/172 hp with maximum torque of 500 and 600 Nm respectively at between 1,200 and 2,000 rpm.
DAF is introducing this new engine specifically in the LF City for light applications within urban distribution, for which an engine with a displacement of just under 4.0 litres is optimal.
Elite PACCAR PX-5 and PX-7 engines
For higher outputs, the 4.5-litre PACCAR PX-5 (135 kW/184 hp to 157 kW/213 hp) and the 6.7-litre PACCAR PX-7 (172 kW/234 hp to 239 kW/325 hp) engines are available.
The maximum torque of the PX-5 and PX-7 engines is now 850 Nm (at 1,200–1,500 rpm) and 1,200 Nm (at 1,100–1,700 rpm) respectively. The power of the PACCAR PX-7 engine has been increased by 8 kW/11 hp.
New rear axle reductions
Taking advantage of the new faster rear axle ratios of up to 3.31:1, engine speeds are reduced by 150 to 200 rpms at cruising speed.
Combined with the engine innovations, this driveline optimization delivers fuel savings of up to 6%, while driver comfort is further improved by the lower engine noise.
Allison automatic transmission now available for 18/19-tonne LF
DAF offers a selection of manual and automated 5, 6, 9 and 12-speed transmissions in the New LF series.
In addition, fully automatic gearboxes are available and now the Allison automatic transmission can also be selected on the most powerful versions of the PX-7.
Wheelbases up to 6.90 metres and fuel tank volumes up to 1,240 litres
Wide range of available wheelbases with lengths of up to 6.90 metres, allowing body lengths of more than 9 metres for maximum load capacity. Moreover, the long wheelbase enables fuel tank volumes of up to 1,240 litres.
DAF is also introducing innovations to enhance the LF’s bodybuilder-friendliness. These include the new ‘Body Attachment Modules’, which facilitate the easy attachment of bodywork or equipment, and specific preparations for the attachment of a box body with tail-lift, a tanker with sub-frame or a tipper.
New exterior design: sturdy and elegant
The exterior design of the New LF features the attractive chrome strips on the grille and the new logo panel, with the letters 'DAF' with stylish chrome outlines, are particularly striking.
Passenger door lower window for enhanced safety
Another addition for the New LF is the optional passenger door lower window, optimizing passenger side visibility. With the new lower window, the driver can easily see cyclists and pedestrians alongside the cab.
Stylish interior for ultimate driver comfort
The new LF interior features updated warm and tasteful colours that accent the quality environment designed to make every driver feel at home. The driver information panel (DIP) has also been redesigned, making messages clearer.
Fitted as standard: AEBS, FCW, ACC and LDWS
The DAF LF (from 8 tonnes GVW and with air suspension on the rear axle) comes standard with Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS).