DAF XF105 wins 2012 Australian International Design Award

The DAF XF105 has been recognised for its exceptional design at the 2012 Australian International Design Awards.

An expert panel of judges from Good Design Australia selected the XF105 as a winner of the Design Award™ for the Automotive and Transport category.

Both Australian and internationally-designed new products available for sale in Australia are eligible to win an Australian International Design Award (AIDA).  In order to qualify as a finalist, the XF105 had to excel in five key criteria: form, function, quality, safety & sustainability.  To win a Design Award™, the XF105 had to additionally meet the criterion for design excellence in innovation.

Good Design Australia presented the awards at Sydney’s glorious City Recital Hall, where representatives of the 105 finalists celebrated their nomination to contest in Australia’s most prestigious and longest running design recognition program.

The 2012 AIDA was spread across nine categories – Consumer, Automotive and Transport, Architectural and Interior, Business and Technology, Medical and Scientific, Housing and Building, Heavy Machinery, Sport and Leisure and Service Design.

The XF105 shone amongst the 12 other well regarded finalists within the automotive and transport category, such as the Range Rover Evoque, Jaguar XFR, Audi Q3, Hyundai i40 and Mazda CX-5.

The judges praised the XF105 designers for ‘the thought [that] has gone into cabin ergonomics, comfort and refinement’.

Neil Willox – Marketing Manager, PACCAR Australia, accepted the award on behalf of the DAF team.

“It’s gratifying for the DAF design team to be recognised by a highly respected independent panel of judges who, by the nature of their roles, are exposed to some of the best designed products in the world. The judges seek excellence and quality in design, so it’s a pleasing result for the DAF brand to have the XF105 held in such high regard,” explained Neil.

“The DAF XF105 is a world class product, which has already earned a reputation with Australian operators for outstanding comfort, safety and efficiency; and its great design that underpins it all”.

The AIDA Design Award™ adds to the long list of accolades that the XF105 has earned since its launch, including ‘Truck of the Show’ honours in March this year at the 2012 International Truck & Trailer Show in Melbourne.

DAF Trucks Australia, a division of PACCAR Australia Pty Ltd, distributes a complete range of medium and heavy-duty trucks throughout Australia. PACCAR Inc, a Six Sigma company, is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.

Photo: (From left to right) Dr Alan Morrison – Chairman of Standards Australia; Ms Samantha Stevens – Motoring Expert and Journalist; Marc Linstrom – National Fleet Manager, DAF Trucks Australia; and Neil Willox – Marketing Manager, PACCAR Australia.




For further information:


Andrew Mills

DAF Brand Specialist

PACCAR Australia

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