DAF LF earns global success
The DAF LF - in its North American specification, as the Peterbilt Model 210 - has just been named by the American Truck Dealers (ATD) as the ‘2012 Commercial Truck of the Year’ in the medium duty category.
Powered by the PACCAR PX-6 engine, it earned the award based on its innovative cab comfort, visibility, excellent manoeuvrability and ease of maintenance, all features which have made the DAF LF model range a success in Europe and are now giving the truck true global appeal, selling in worldwide markets from Australia to Israel, from Russia to Chile.
Closer to home, DAF achieved a record market share in the UK last year where over 38% of all trucks sold between 6 and 16 tonnes GVW were the DAF LF model, designed and built by Leyland Trucks in Lancashire. Growing sales in other European markets such as Germany, Italy, Poland, France, Netherlands and the Czech Republic last year reflect the DAF LF’s international success.
The Peterbilt 210 is assembled in PACCAR’s Mexico plant for the North American and South American markets. The LF model will also be assembled in the new DAF Brazil plant scheduled to begin operations in 2013.
Notes to Editors:
- Leyland Trucks is PACCAR’s centre of excellence for light and medium trucks – with full design and development capabilities as well as one of Europe’s most efficient truck assembly facilities.
- DAF Trucks Ltd has been market leader in the UK for 17 successive years
- The ATD organisation represents over 2,000 truck dealers in North America.
PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and provides financial services and information technology and distributes truck parts related to its principal business. PACCAR shares are traded on the Nasdaq Global Select market, symbol PCAR, and its homepage is www.paccar.com.