New Generation DAF Takes Off

JUST WEEKS after its pan-European launch, DAF reports a UK network-wide surge of orders for its New Generation truck range.
The market leader’s ‘Start the Future’ virtual launch was widely praised, with operators racing to become the first New Generation DAF customers.
Production will commence in Eindhoven and Leyland next month with a limited number of build slots reserved this year to satisfy UK customer orders.
Scottish haulier Derek Heeps was first out-of-the-blocks with his order for a top-of-the-range XG+ 530 FT 4×2 tractor, courtesy of Motus Commercials in Glasgow. The haulier says the vehicle will be followed by a further order for four XG 530 FTG 6×2 tractors to join the Bo’ness fleet.
Elsewhere, DAF dealer Channel Commercials has also taken an order for two range-topping XG+ 530 FTG 6×2 tractors from Myers Group, while two XF530 FTG 6x2s are destined for Alco Specialised Transport. HTC DAF will be supplying four XG+ 530 FTGs for ULS Heathrow, and Motus Commercials in Bristol has taken an order for the same model with Broughton Transport.
Lancashire DAF has seen three individual orders for XG+ 530 FTS tractors for Wayne Catt Transport, Leckwith Group and JPL Haulage. And Mark Armstrong of ABH Mansfield has placed an order with Motus Commercials in Derby for a New Generation DAF XG+530 FTP.
“It’s been a hugely encouraging response,” said DAF Trucks marketing manager Phil Moon; “we have a daily sales tracker and orders are coming in at an impressive rate.”

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