DAF XF105 wins Australian International Design Award 2012
Date: 7th Aug 12
The DAF XF105 won the Design Award™ in the category ‘Automotive and Transport’ at the Australian International Design Awards (AIDA) 2012 gala in Sydney. The jury praised DAF's top-of-the-range model for its elegant design, ergonomic features and superb comfort . The AIDA Design Awards are known as one of the most prestigious design accolades in the world.
The AIDA Design Awards nominates both national and international designs. This year more than a hundred designs had a chance to be proclaimed as the winner in their industry. In the category Automotive and Transport, the nominated designs were judged on their appearance, function, quality, safety and sustainability. The DAF XF105, which is available in Australia since March this year, impressed the jury especially in the field of innovation. It outshone competition from the renowned Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar XFR and Audi Q3.
DAF Trucks N.V. — a subsidiary of the American company PACCAR Inc, one of the world's largest producers of heavy-duty trucks — is a leading producer of light, medium and heavy-duty trucks with a market share in Europe) of around 15.5% in the over 15 tonnes category. DAF manufactures a complete range of tractors and rigids, offering the right vehicle for every transport application. DAF is also a leader when it comes to providing other, product-related, services: MultiSupport Repair and Maintenance Contracts, financial services from PACCAR Financial and a first-class parts service. In addition, DAF develops and produces components such as axles and engines, in particular for bus and coach manufacturers all over the world. DAF Trucks N.V. has factories in Eindhoven in the Netherlands and Westerlo in Belgium, and over 1000 dealers and service points in Europe.
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