Hino is hoping to enjoy a much bigger slice of the medium-duty truck market in Australia with the arrival of the new-generation Hino 500 Series Standard Cab.
Now on the market, we’ve booked in a test-drive of the new offering early next year.
In the meantime, Hino tell us the truck is one of the safest, most efficient and most versatile heavy vehicles on the Aussie market.
Standard kit in the new offering includes stability control, traction control, ABS, a lane departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, and a driver’s airbag.
There’s also the standard fitment of a Pre-Collision System including Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Pedestrian Detection (PD) and Safety Eye (SE).
And as is the case across the Hino range, a reverse camera is also fitted standard.
There are three different outputs available from the five-litre (AO5) powerplant:
- 240hp/794Nm (at 1,400rpm)
- 240hp/883Nm (at 1,400rpm)
- 260hp/882Nm (at 1,400rpm)
Hooked up to the engine is a choice of a six-speed Allison auto, six-speed manual and six and seven-speed Hino AMTs.
Hino tell us early orders are running heavily in favour of the Allison auto – to the tune of about 90%.
And, what’s sure to be a welcome addition for many operators, Hino’s new offering comes with a proper engine brake – a Jake brake.
There are 54 different variants on offer, including a 14,000kg 4×2 crew cab version and a factory tipper model too.
Want to find out more about the new Hino truck? Check out our chat with Hino Australia Manager of Product Strategy, Daniel Petrovski.
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