Milestones in DAF's history

DAF's history goes back to 1928, when the brothers Hub and Wim van Doorne laid the foundations for what has now become DAF Trucks. What started as a small engineering business and blacksmith workshop, developed into the fastest-growing truck manufacturing business in Europe.   

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  • 1985 - 600 / 800 / 1000

    Introduction of new lightweight distribution truck line...

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    1985 - 600 / 800 / 1000

    Introduction of new lightweight distribution truck line...

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    Introduction of new lightweight distribution truck line; the DAF 600, 800 and 1000 series, succesors of the 500, 700 and 900 series.

  • 1987 - Again Dakar

    The DAF 'Turbotwin II' with 1000+ hp wins the Rally Paris-Dakar...

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    1987 - Again Dakar

    The DAF 'Turbotwin II' with 1000+ hp wins the Rally Paris-Dakar...

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    The DAF 'Turbotwin II' with 1000+ hp wins the Rally Paris-Dakar for vehicles above 10 tonnes GVM.

  • 1987 - 95 series

    DAF introduces its new premium model: the 95 series....

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    1987 - 95 series

    DAF introduces its new premium model: the 95 series....

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    DAF introduces its new premium model: the 95 series. Needless to say, it is also available with the spacious and by now very popular Space Cab.

  • 1987 - WS / ATi

    This engine was introduced alongside DAF 95...

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    1987 - WS / ATi

    This engine was introduced alongside DAF 95...

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    WS/ATi, introduced alongside DAF 95. It's a 11,6 litres engine with outputs up to 282 kW (383 hp). Ultimately even up to 315 kW (400 hp).

  • 1988 - Truck of the Year

    An international jury of automotive journalists votes....

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    1988 - Truck of the Year

    An international jury of automotive journalists votes....

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    An international jury of automotive journalists votes the DAF 95 ‘International Truck of the Year 1988’.

  • 1990 - 2700 ATi

    Introduction of 2700 ATi series to replace....

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    1990 - 2700 ATi

    Introduction of 2700 ATi series to replace....

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    Introduction of 2700 ATi series to replace the 2500 series. Facelift for the 2300 series vehicles.

  • 1990 - 2900 / 3200

    Introduction of 2900 and 3200 series, successors of the....

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    1990 - 2900 / 3200

    Introduction of 2900 and 3200 series, successors of the....

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    Introduction of 2900 and 3200 series, successors of the 2800 and 3300 series.

  • 1990 - Euromaster

    Introduction of 'Euromaster' model in the 95 series.

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    1990 - Euromaster

    Introduction of 'Euromaster' model in the 95 series.

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    Introduction of 'Euromaster' model in the 95 series.

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