PACCAR brought down the DAF brand of trucks to the 2012 Auto Expo held at Delhi. The Netherlands-based DAF had the CF truck on display in India. The CF comes powered by a TX-6 180 hp engine from APIT Cummins and an AMW body. DAF also has a technical centre with APIT Cummins in Pune where new parts and components are being designed for the entire PACCAR group.
“India is one of the largest and fastest growing truck markets in the world. The AutoExpo event offers an excellent opportunity to exhibit our industry-leading DAF product to Indian commercial vehicle customers,” said Dan Sobic, PACCAR executive vice president. As of now there have been no plans to assemble or launch the CF truck in India as DAF is currently focussing on more short term goals that involve the technical centre.
The DAF CF truck comes in a series of two, three and four axle options. They also come as both single cabs, double cabs, rigids, tractor trailers, tipper and more. Globally these trucks have eight, nine, twelve and sixteen speed transmissions and engine options ranging from 220 to 510 hp.