DAF previews new XG+ model boasting 15-litre 660hp engine due for 2024 Australian launch
Arguably the biggest surprise of the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show has been the preview of the 660hp DAF XG+ 660.
Due to launch locally in 2024, the XG+ 660 builds on the success of the New Generation DAF XG+, which won International Truck of the Year in 2022.
The Brisbane Truck Show represents an early opportunity for attendees to see it in the metal. What will be a surprise to many, and an exclusive in Australia, is its 15-litre 660hp heart.
Thanks to PACCAR’s Bayswater engineering team working in partnership with PACCAR centres of excellence around the world and major suppliers, the DAF XG+ 660 is the biggest design project in DAF Trucks Australia’s history.
As the new flagship for DAF, the XG+ is the pinnacle of European luxury, offering unmatched space and superior comfort in an elongated cab that delivers outstanding field of vision.
Alongside the interior space and styling, the real benefit of this all-new cab is excellent aerodynamic performance, a cornerstone of this new-generation DAF truck, which delivers a 19 per cent improvement.
More detail will be shared as the project approaches launch, which will deliver a unique and specialised product for Australia – built right here in Australia alongside Kenworth and existing DAF models in the PACCAR Australia Bayswater plant.
Location: Stand 40, Hall 4
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