Unique XG+ special edition marks DAF’s 75th anniversary

DAF has launched a special edition XG+ model loaded with premium features to celebrate 75 years of truck manufacturing. DAF's foundations were laid in 1928 with Hub van Doorne's Machine Factory. The firm produced its first lightweight semi-trailers a few years later.

DAF's first truck was made in 1949. The vehicle wasn't much more than a chassis with an engine, a grille, brakes and a steering mechanism. In the early years, operators had to acquire the cab from specialised coachbuilding companies.

But now, DAF says, the picture couldn't be more different. The XG+ forms the basis for a new special edition model celebrating 75 years of DAF truck production. The vehicle features a PACCAR MX-13 engine at 480 bhp or 530 bhp, plus DAF's powerful MX Engine Brake.

Each vehicle is equipped with a Full Aero Kit including deflectors, fenders and sideskirts (with the FT 4x2 configuration). Together with the DAF Digital Vision System and Corner View digital cameras (fitted as standard), these deliver optimal aerodynamics and the best fuel efficiency. DAF XG+ 75th anniversary special edition

For driver comfort, the special edition model is fitted with luxurious heated swivel seats in leather upholstery. The high-end audio system with eight speakers includes a subwoofer. An 80 cm wide relax bed is also fitted as standard in this unique XG+.

Each truck from this series comes with a 'Driver Package' which, among other things, comprises  DAF Night Lock, microwave, a complete set of luxury floormats and a well-stocked goodie bag. The special edition is painted in a Silver Metallic colour with the unique black and yellow striping to mark DAF's production milestone. Alcoa Dura-Bright rims provide the finishing touch.

This unique special edition can be ordered from dealers now and will be available for delivery after summer.