Hino has announced its new-generation 300 Series light-duty truck range will go on sale in August. These new trucks were previewed at the Brisbane Truck Show in May and have been redesigned both internally and externally.
According to Hino, the new trucks offer improved driveability, aerodynamics, vision, cabin ergonomics, comfort and convenience, ease of maintenance and vehicle security.
All models feature dual SRS airbags, four-wheel ventilated disc brakes incorporating ABS braking and electronic brake-force distribution (EBD). In an Australian first for a light duty truck, vehicle stability control (VSC) is now offered as an optional extra.
The new range boasts up to 121kW of power and 464Nm of torque from its Euro 5-compliant diesel engine.
Wide cab models are complete with a six-speed transmission in either manual or automatic. The automatic transmission is now available on a greater range of models, making Hino the only Japanese truck manufacturer to offer a full automatic transmission in the light duty market.
Manual models also feature Hino’s ES (Easy Start) hill-start assist.
The cabin interior has been completely redesigned for improved comfort, convenience, storage and driving comfort; including new seats, instruments, switches, audio systems and remote central locking with integrated engine immobiliser.