One of the biggest news stories of the recent Brisbane Truck Show  was also one of the most overlooked with DAF ushering in a big power era  with the unveiling of a. 15 litre 660 hp Cummins  powerunit for its flagship XG, with the truck set to hit Aussie roads in 2024.

With many people pointing to the DAF as Paccar’s long term replacement for the Kenworth K220, the latest version of which was only launched last year, the DAF XG + 660 proved a big drawcords amongst ifs chrome plated American inspired cousins it sat alongside on the Paccar stand..

The engineering work for the  Cummins engined DAF  was undertaken by  Paccar’s team at its  Bayswater  HQ in Melbourne engineering working in collaboration  with Paccar operations around the globe.

The DAF XG+ will give Kenworth a Euro cab over product to  go head to head with the likes of Volvo  and Scania, with the same safety, performance and economy features in a cab over truck which is ideally suited to Australia’s B-Double focussed environment.
Paccar Australia’s chief engineer Brad May says the DAF XG+ will  offer the largest  European cab in the market when it goes on sale next year and  has been born out of a massive investment by Paccar.
‘It is only a preview at this stage, its the first time it has been seen in public in Australia and it will be made available for sale next year,’ said May.
“This 660 hp 15 litre powered truck is really going to be a game changer for DAF in this country,  because this is not just any 15 litre, it is a latest generation 15 lire engine born from a close collaboration between Paccar and our supply partner Cummins,” he said.
” As I say this is just a preview at this stage  but we are so exited to have this truck coming to Australian roads in 2024,” May concluded.