The Hino Dutro (also known as the 300) is basically Toyota Dyna’s twin and both models share the same platforms. The standard cab Dutro is built on the U300 Platform, while the wide cab uses the U400 platform.
The vehicle is pretty flexible and it can be configured in a wide range of body configurations.
Unlike the Dyna, the Dutro is sold in Australia, Canada Chile, Colombia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and some countries in Latin America.
The previous generation was sold between 2005 and 2010 and came with a sharper style, a series of modern features and a stronger engine. Equipped with a 3.0 liter engine, the old Dutro had a maximum payload capacity of up to 1.5 tonnes.
Hino has announced that this fall will launch a new cabover Class 5 medium duty truck platform. The new 195 truck will come with a gross vehicle weight of 19,500-lb and is powered by a 5.0 liter diesel engine which develops 210 hp and 440 lb.ft of torque. Moreover, the new Hino 195 can be also ordered with a diesel-electric hybrid powertrain.
Glenn Ellis, Hino’s vp-marketing declared, “The launch of this new cabover product line offers Hino dealers an opportunity to reach new customers. Over the past several months, the management team at Hino has monitored the truck market rebound, the U.S. economy, and foreign currency exchange rates to develop a plan that supported our customers and dealers in the short term, while sustaining a business model for the long term. With these factors in mind, the introduction of our cabover truck is on track.”
The diesel engine uses selective catalytic reduction (SCR) exhaust emission aftertreatment system to meet EPA’s 2010 emission standards.
For the start the Hino 195 hybrid models will be delivered only in California with the rest of US markets to follow.
The Hino brand is a part of the Toyota company and was launched in 2008. The brand has managed to build a pretty solid image in the trucking industry, thanks to its sturdy and reliable vehicles that share the same quality standards with Toyota’s cars.
At the moment the brand’s lineup consists of two trucks which cover a wide range of GVWs (gross vehicle weights) from class five to class seven models.
The conventional cab model is available as a class 6 and 7 truck with gross vehicle weights ranging from 23.000 to 33.000 lbs. The class 6 versions are equipped with a 220 hp engine, while the class 7 trucks come with 260 hp on tap.
The heaviest vehicle built by Hino is the 700 Series. The truck is around for some years now, but the newest version of Hino’s heavy duty model is starting to get closer and closer to its European rivals which currently set the standards in the cab-over engine segment.
The exterior design is still pretty basic, without having the potential to make any eyebrows rise in admiration, but what is going under the sheet-metal is what really counts, so most of the upgrades are starting to be observed only after you’ll fire the engine.
The Hino 700 is offered with a choice of different wheel base lengths that range from 4005 mm- 4575 mm and comes with GVMs (Gross Vehicle Mass) of up to 28.300 kg.
Not long ago the amount of technology fitted under a truck bonnet could’ve been categorized as basic and we say that with generosity. But in the latest years we’ve seen a surprising metamorphose among the light and medium duty commercial vehicles and every manufacturer struggles to raise the bar as much as it can to lower the fuel consumption and to improve the driver’s comfort.
Hino’s 500 Series isn’t among the most advanced trucks in the business, but is still a major improvement over the previous generations, especially in the transmission department were it comes with a wide range of manual and automated units.
The truck is also available with different wheelbase lengths and its GVM (gross vehicle mass) ratings range from 8.000kg to 26.000 kg.
The Hino 300 Series is a light commercial duty with a highly versatile character. The truck is based on the Toyota Dyna and shares many elements with its donor.
When Hino engineered the 300 Series, its main objective was to make it as efficient as possible and thanks to the addition of the a Diesel Particulate Active Reduction System (DPR ) the result is pretty good. Besides its good efficiency, the truck also offers generous payload capacities with GVMR (gross vehicle mass rating) that can go up to 8.5 tones.
The Hino 300 Series is available with both regular and wide cab configurations and is powered by a 4.0 liter diesel engine which develops up to 155 hp.
Hino Motors Canada revealed its new cab-over-engine crew cab for the 2013 version of its 195 model. The new truck features four doors and it’s fitted with magnetic suspension driver seat, air conditioner, keyless entry and Bluetooth.
Under the cab, the Hino 195 will be equipped with a 5.1 liter diesel engine which has a maximum output of 210 hp and 440 lp.ft of torque.
Eric Smith, vice-president of sales at Hino Canada said: “With the recent introduction of the new Hino COE models, Hino Motors Canada has been setting new company sales records. The release of the Hino 195 Crew Cab is an exciting addition to Hino’s expanding product line to further its prominence in the marketplace. This new product is ideal for getting the entire work crew along with all the materials to the job site in one trip.”
The new Hino 195 crew cab will be launched in March and it will be also presented at Truck World in April.
The Hino 195 Crew Cab will be offered with 1 year/50,000 km free maintenance, 3 years HinoWatch roadside assistance and 5 year/280,000 km engine and transmission warranty.