The DAF LF is a range of medium sized trucks produced by British manufacturer Leyland Trucks, for DAF, a division of Paccar Inc.
Leyland Trucks can trace its origins back to 1896 with the foundation of Leyland Motors, which produced trucks, lorries and trolleybuses exclusively until the 1960s when it acquired Triumph and Rover and entered the car industry. In 1968 it merged with British Motor Holdings to become British Leyland, and was then nationalised in 1975 following a financial collapse. Over the next few decades various divisions such as Mini, Jaguar, Land Rover and Leyland Trucks were gradually divested from the portfolio. Paccar took over ownership of Leyland Trucks in 1998.
The current (2019) range of the LF comes in 3 different wheelbase and chassis configurations, all of which overlap with the larger CF range albeit as a ‘smaller brother’. Similarly, the model comes with 2 different options of 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder Cummins B engines. The cab of the LF is the same cab as the Renault Midlum, and the Volvo FL. The design is also the basis of similarly sized Peterbilt and Kenworth model, both companies of which are also divisions of Paccar.
In 2002 the LF won the International Truck of the Year award.