The Hyundai HD 120 is a lightweight commercial vehicle with a cab over engine configuration designed for medium duty activities. The truck features a standard full floating cab suspension for a more comfortable ride and has a roomy and spacious cabin designed with practicality in mind.
To be able to cope with a wide range of applications, the truck is offered with a choice of numerous wheelbase dimensions and different GVW (gross vehicle weights) ratings which range between 12,520 – 21320 kg. The Hyundai HD 120 truck is available with two engine options which develop 196 hp or 225 hp.
The Hyundai HD65, 72 and 78 models share the same design and underpinnings and were engineered as light or medium duty commercial vehicles available with various body options. Thanks to its versatility the Hyundai’s HD series can be used for a wide range of commercial applications which demand a tough and flexible vehicle able to get the job done without thinking twice.
The trucks are available with three cab configurations including the Crew, Standard and the Extended version which ads 300mm of extra carrying space being designed especially for long distance operations.
The truck also offers big load carrying abilities with deck lengths between 5.3 and 6.6 meters depending on the model. The HD series vehicle has various GVW (Gross vehicle weight) ratings including 6.5t (HD65), 7.2t (HD72) and 7.8t (HD78) models.
The Hyundai HD Series are the lightest trucks built by the company and are available with tree gross vehicle ratings, 4.5, 6.5 and 7.5 tonne. The vehicle is also available with two cab choices and long or short wheelbases.
The Hyundai HD45 is the smallest model in the HD range and is equipped a CRDi diesel engine that develops 80 hp with 167 Nm of torque.
Compared to other trucks in its class the Hyundai HD45 is starting to show its age and the build quality and the fit and finish are also behind other similarly spec’d trucks. On the other hand, the Hyundai HD45 was always appreciated for its cheap maintenance costs and a relatively affordable acquisition price.
The Mercedes Vario is one of the most versatile vehicles built by the German manufacturer. The Vario can be used for a wide range of commercial and construction purposes and is available in many variants which include panel van, box body, tipper pickup and even bus. There are also two cab configurations available which include the standard and the crew cab models.
The model was introduced back in 1986 when it was originally named the Transporter 2. The vehicle received the name Vario in 1996 and since then it was continuously improved and upgraded.
The Mercedes Vario has a starting price of $55.550 and is equipped with a 4 cylinder diesel engine which meets the latest Euro 5 emission standards being among the most fuel efficient units in its class.
The Kia K Series, also known and the Bongo or Pregio is a lightweight commercial vehicle launched for the first time in 1980. Since then it was continuously improved and upgraded and now is offered with a choice of 2.5, 2.7 and 3.0 liter diesel engines which deliver maximum outputs between 80-130 hp.
The Kia K Series is available with single, extended and crew cab configurations. The cargo area has a length of up to 3.1 meters and 1.6 meters width, while the maximum payload capacity can go up to 1500 kg with a towing capacity of 1400 kg.
The International City Star was introduced in 2004 and is available in two versions namely the CF500 and CF600. The truck features a cab over engine configuration and was designed as a class 4 medium duty vehicle with a GVW (gross vehicle weight) rating of up to 19.500 lbs.
The International CityStar can be used for a wide range of medium duty applications and its relatively compact dimensions give it a high maneuverability around the narrow city streets.
Under the cab, the truck is equipped with International’s VT 275 4.5-liter V6 diesel engine which offers a maximum output of 200 hp and is mated on a five speed automatic transmission.
The Mack TerraPro was especially designed for refuse and construction industries and is available in both Cabover and Low entry configurations. The Mack TerraPro Cabover is the best-selling refuse truck in its segment and is based on the MR series. The Mack TerraPro Series was designed to offer multiple driving configurations including stand up, sit down, left-hand, right-hand and dual steering models.
The Mack TerraPro series is powered by the MP7 and MP8 engines which have a horsepower range from 325 to 505 hp. The truck comes with a base warranty of 1-year / 100,000 mile.
The Peterbilt 320 features a cab over engine configuration and was designed for the refuse and vocational industries. Thanks to its wide range of engines and axle configurations the model is one of the most versatile trucks produced by the American manufacturer. Besides the typical diesel engines, the Peterbilt 320 is also available with a hybrid technology which offers significantly lower fuel consumption without sacrificing the payload capacity. Optional frame liners are also offered for heavier missions, while a power take off system is available for both front mounted and transmission driven configurations.
The Peterbilt 320 is priced around $130.000 and its latest upgrades were made in 2012 when it received new steering gears, a lightweight battery box, ergonomic seats and innovative tri plane mirrors.
The Peterbilt 210 and 220 models are medium duty vehicles designed for the Class 6 and 7 markets. These trucks feature a cab over engine configuration which gives them a better maneuverability around city and more compact dimensions without sacrificing the payload and interior space.
Both models have received a series of style in 2012, but the engines specifications remained unchanged. The vehicles are available with several wheelbases to accommodate a variety of application requirements including pickup and delivery, wrecker and sweeper. The Model 210 and 220 complement Peterbilt’s broad lineup of medium duty vehicles which includes the conventional Model 325, 330, 337, and 348.
Freightliner revealed a new truck concept at Mid-America Trucking Show in Kentucky. The new Revolution concept wants to gives us a glimpse of how it will look the future of big rigs in Freightliner’s vision. The truck features a host of innovative technologies and upgrades which make it very aerodynamic, lightweight, easy to maneuver and efficient.
Talking about the new concept, Michael Gatza Senior Engineer, Advanced Engineering at Freightliner trucks said: “We reconfigured key powertrain components, incorporated new technologies, and integrated a raised roof to reach a new level of innovation.”
The Freightliner Revolution concept is powered by a Detroit DD13 engine mated on a lightweight manual automated transmission.