DAF reaches a new Latin American market with these three new trucks

The Dutch manufacturer belonging to the Paccar Group arrives in Mexico with three truck models to satisfy demand in the heavy, vocational and urban segments.

The DAF brand trucks They are stepping stronger and stronger in Latin America. After the start of sales and subsequent production in the Brazilian market with sales figures that grow year after year, the Dutch company continues to expand in the region.

Now it is Mexico’s turn, one of the markets that demands more and more trucks and with greater technology, to have this automotive terminal under the wing of the Paccar Groupsince the brand was officially launched last April, yesterday it delivered the first unit of its flagship model: the XF.

The representative company is Paccar México together with its distributor Eastern Kenworthand they already have the first 78 units that departed from the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands (Holland) and arrived this week at the Port of Veracruz to begin marketing.

The assembly plant will have the models available for the Mexican market. XF, CF and XBof those who expect place around 700 trucks on the streets and routes this year, although their expectations go further as they plan to become leaders in the platform truck segment in a few years.

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DAF arrives in Mexico and these are the three trucks it will market

The ANPACT Transport Expo, In November 2023, it witnessed the first appearance of the three trucks with which the European firm makes its foray into the Mexican market. These are the XF, CF and XB, three totally different configurations that will cover the most in-demand heavy and semi-heavy vehicle ranges.

He XF It is the largest in the European firm’s range and is equipped with an engine MX-13 of 12.9 liters and 483 or 530 HP with torques of 2,350 and 2,600 Nm, respectively. The set is complemented by a 12-speed automated TraXon gearbox provided by the manufacturer ZF, and results in a range of trucks ideal for light loads, long distances and high speeds on the highway.

The line C.F. equipped with engine MX-11 It also gains new powers of 340 and 370 horsepower, which, added to the current 410 and 450 HP, provide greater versatility of applications to the model. Another new feature is the optional integral air suspension for 6×2 and 4×2 configurationsavailable on the market from the second half of 2024.

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Complete the portfolio on XBideal product for last mile urban delivery that will cover the range from 12 to 19 tonsand that years ago, it was marketed in Mexican territory under the identity of the KW45 and KW55.

This lower range includes distribution trucks with robust chassis and a wide variety of wheelbases. The engines are Paccar MX-5 and MX-7, with powers between 170 HP and 310 HP, while the transmission is ZF PowerLine, that is, an 8-speed automatic. For the market there will also be 6 and 9 speed manual options.

There are also plans to present the version XBC, intended for civil construction operations. To achieve this, the ground clearance is 225 mm greater and the front bumper is made of steel.

As expected, in the future, the Dutch truck manufacturer has the range in its portfolio. XB electric. According to the brand, in the electric models the autonomy is up to 350 kilometerswhile the time needed to recharge the batteries between 20% and 40% is 40 to 70 minutes.

 
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