TOKYO// – Hino Trucks has unified its lineup of trucks, including model names, to make it even easier for customers to match the right Hino to their needs.
Hino has announced its new M Series Class 4/5 cabovers and new L Series Class 6/7 conventional trucks, which combined with Hino’s recently launched XL Series Class 7/8 vehicles, creates a cohesive family of commercial trucks, the company says.
In addition to badge updates, each vehicle now contains larger cab configurations and a suite of features adding safety, fresh designs, durability, flexibility and connectivity options, Hino says.
The new cabover truck models carry Hino M4 and Hino M5 badging with the number in the naming scheme representing GVW class. For model year 2021, these trucks have been upgraded with an all-new grille design complete with optional LED headlights and HD 6-speed Aisin automatic transmission with gear hold feature.
Available with a fully integrated lane-departure warning system, other features include a new shifter layout, steering wheel controls, an all-new gauge cluster with a 4.2-in. LCD multi-information display and driver’s seatbelt sensor.
The new conventional line is represented by the Hino L6 and Hino L7 models with bolder front fascia with optional LED headlights, the company says. The cab interior has been re-engineered with an automotive-grade finish designed for commercial use and improved functionality, steering wheel controls, a 7-in. LCD multi-information display, more storage and leg room.
Hino also offers an array of safety systems available on the Hino L Series including Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Collision Mitigation System (CMS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Active Cruise Control (ACC) and driver’s seatbelt sensor.
The company also announced new wheelbase options and extended and crew cab configurations.
“Having extended and crew cab choices will help us better serve our customers’ operational needs and open-up new markets for our trucks,” says Glenn Ellis, senior vice president, customer experience. “It’s impressive how accommodating and spacious both cabs are. Our engineering and design team really did an outstanding job with our new full line-up.”
The 30-in. extended cab will have seating for five and the 44-in. crew cab will have full-size doors and seat six passengers and include rear zone A/C and heat, Hino says.
The Hino XL Series also gets new advantages for 2021 model year including the extended cab and crew cab configurations and a snowplow package, complete with an 18,000 lb. GVW front axle and front frame extensions, the OEM says.
The Hino XL7 and XL8 will now come standard with a driver’s seatbelt sensor and available ACC building on the trucks’ ESC, CMS and LDW active safety solutions.