With the introduction of the new 500 Series Standard Cab range this year, it looks like it’s a Great Leap Forward for Hino in its standing in the Australian market. Diesel News went to Japan to speak to the engineers, both from Australia and Japan, who have developed the latest model for the Australian market.
The release of the new 500 Series Standard Cab range may be seen as Hino’s great leap forward. The innovations in the new model range take the model well beyond its competitors in this market segment, in terms of electronic safety equipment offered as standard.
In advance of its launch in November in Australia there’s a new look Hino unveiled, in the form of the Hino 500 Standard Cab range. The new look truck will join the Hino 500 Wide Cab range, launched last year and kicking some goals for the Japanese truck maker.
The model Diesel News took out on the road this time is the Hino GH 1832, but this is not an 18 tonne GVM truck. By fitting a lifting pusher axle the GVM goes up to the mid twenties. This is not an issue, this 320 hp nine litre engine has got power and torque to burn, making it able to cope at max GVM with relative ease.
With the announcement of an extended deal between Traton and Hino, Volkswagen are closer to becoming a global truck player. Traton is the new name for the current Volkswagen truck making group, which includes Scania, MAN, VW Trucks in South America and an increasing holding in Navistar in the US.
Diesel News has tested out on the road the Hino GH 1832, but this is not an 18 tonne GVM truck, by fitting a lifting pusher axle the GVM goes up to the mid twenties. Mass is not an issue, this 320 hp nine litre engine has got power and torque to burn, making it able to cope at max GVM with relative ease.
Truck manufacturers seem to have discovered a new niche in the market, the lifting pusher axle is on the rise and is appearing in a Diesel test drive for the third time in eight months. This time Diesel News runs the Hino GH through its paces.
Quite often, when it comes to developing a 4×4 version of a truck, the all-wheel drive lags behind the rest of the range, often using an older cab and not including all of the latest gadgetry. The Hino 817 4×4 is different. These are the latest Hino 300 Series cabin and systems on a 4×4 chassis platform.
We can see Hino moving into FWD with the new 817 4×4, which is now on the road. Diesel News went to see the new model unveiled and took the truck out to put it through its paces. Read more
Does this video give us our first real glimpse of a new Hino heavy for Australia? This presentation was made at the recent Work Truck Show, held in Indianapolis. A quick examination of the specifications of the vehicle suggests adaptation would be possible to give Hino a foothold in the heavier end of the medium duty and the lighter end of the heavy duty truck market.