The DAF LF – in its North American specification, as the Peterbilt Model 210 – has just been named by the American Truck Dealers (ATD) as the ‘2012 Commercial Truck of the Year’ in the medium duty category.

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Powered by the PACCAR PX-6 engine, it earned the award based on its innovative cab comfort, visibility, excellent manoeuvrability and ease of maintenance, all features which have made the DAF LF model range a success in Europe and are now giving the truck true global appeal, selling in worldwide markets from Australia to Israel, from Russia to Chile.

Closer to home, DAF achieved a record market share in the UK last year where over 38% of all trucks sold between 6 and 16 tonnes GVW were the DAF LF model, designed and built by Leyland Trucks in Lancashire. Growing sales in other European markets such as Germany, Italy, Poland, France, Netherlands and the Czech Republic last year reflect the DAF LF’s international success.

The Peterbilt 210 is assembled in PACCAR’s Mexico plant for the North American and South American markets. The LF model will also be assembled in the new DAF Brazil plant scheduled to begin operations in 2013.