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The new Hino 300 Series includes cutting-edge features such as an Emergency Guard Impact Safety (EGIS) cab and SRS airbags for drivers and passengers.

The new Hino 300 Series includes cutting-edge features such as an Emergency Guard Impact Safety (EGIS) cab and SRS airbags for drivers and passengers.

Hino rolls out new light duty trucks for Mideast

September 2020

Hino Motors, the commercial vehicle arm of Toyota Group, has introduced the latest version of its range of light-duty trucks in the Middle East.

The versatile Hino 300 Series offers a new and improved transmission system and upgraded suspension, as well as enhanced safety features and a number of cabin refinements.

The new model includes an improved AISIN transmission system with a wider gear ratio, which creates more power by moving the vehicle forward at a lower RPM while boosting fuel efficiency. In addition, the lower RPMs reduce the engine load, resulting in increased vehicle up-time, it states.

Meanwhile, the adoption of a tapered leaf-spring suspension system increases drive comfort by providing more effective shock absorbance. The upgraded suspension reduces rear-body vibration and makes maintenance easier due to the reduced number of leaves.

The cabin interior provides a range of features for utility and comfort in both the wide and narrow cab variants, including ample storage space, plenty of legroom, and a customisable central console. All aspects of the cabin design contribute to a more comfortable driving experience, even when operating in the high-temperature conditions associated with the Middle East region.

Hino Motors Middle East Managing Director Yoshikazu Kayano says: “We are delighted to launch the new and improved Hino 300 Series LDT in the Middle East market. Owners of previous models have come to recognise the 300 Series as a benchmark for quality and reliability, and the enhancements made to this latest version are set to further cement its reputation as a leader in its class.”

The Hino 300 series is completely manufactured in Japan and features the Hino red engine N04C, which is available in two variants capable of generating 139 PS and 154 PS (JIS gross) depending on the gross vehicle weight.

The model available in the Middle East is Euro 3 compliant, while the model sold in the UAE market meets Euro 4 emission standards, making it both powerful and environmentally friendly.

The new Hino 300 Series includes cutting-edge features such as an Emergency Guard Impact Safety (EGIS) cab, SRS airbags for drivers and passengers, a collapsible steering column, Antilock Brake System (ABS), a dual-circuit hydraulic service brake, and exhaust brake.

The vehicle also incorporates the upgraded SAE J1939 CAN-Protocol, which provides a common and exclusive protocol language that is compatible with a variety of telematics systems across commercial vehicle manufacturers.  




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