Hino new generation 300 Series

The new generation Hino 300 Series light duty truck range will be officially launched in Brisbane on 28 September, following its unveiling earlier in the year at the 2011 Brisbane Truck Show.

This updated range has been designed to offer greater fuel economy, better aerodynamics, more efficient use of cabin space and ease of operation.

There are 45 model variants in the 300 Series, which includes both diesel engine and hybrid models. The new Euro 5 compliant 4.0 litre direct injection turbo diesel engine delivers 121kW of power at 2500rpm and 464Nm of torque at 1400rpm, and meet the Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle (EEV) standard.

Wide cab diesel models feature a six-speed transmission in either manual or automatic.

Hino Australia divisional manager, product strategy, marketing and dealer development, Alex Stewart, said the new 300 Series wide cab's coefficient of drag was 30 per cent lower than that of its main competitor.

He also said, “The cabin interior has been completely redesigned for improved convenience, storage and driving comfort, including new seats, instruments, switches, audio systems and remote central locking.

“Cabin entry and exit has been improved with larger door apertures, wider-opening doors, larger steps, increased foot and leg space, and even a collapsible gearshift lever.”

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