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Hino Australia has introduced the much-anticipated Hino 500 Series Wide Cab.
Hino Motor Sales Australia Chairman and CEO, Steve Lotter, said the company had invested significantly in the 500 Series Wide Cab product, designed to enhance safety, vehicle application and performance, and reduce environmental impact.
“These trucks are a gamer-changer for us and we now offer the broadest range of trucks in these important segments that straddle Australia’s competitive medium & heavy duty markets,” he said. “By increasing the model range and giving our customers more than 50 models to select from, it provides us with an opportunity to engage in different applications which previously hasn’t been possible.”
According to the truck manufacturer, the Hino 500 Series Wide Cab boasts the most comprehensive active safety package of any Japanese truck in the medium duty truck category.
“In an Australian-first for this class, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is now fitted as standard across the new Wide Cab range,” said Daniel Petrovski, Manager – Product Strategy at Hino Australia. “Another safety feature is the standard inclusion of a microphone equipped and night vision enabled reverse camera.”
Prime Mover industry expert, Peter Shields, said the Hino 500 Series Wide Cab was unique to the Australian truck market. “It is more than just a new body or cab, the chassis and axle are different and has the latest in safety feature that make the truck very user-friendly,” he commented. “It’s definitely an exciting new range for the medium to the lighter end of the heavy-duty market.”
The Hino safety package also includes ABS, Anti Slip Regulator (ASR), UN ECE R29-rated cab strength, a driver SRS airbag, ADR84/00 Front Underrun Protection System (FUPS), Easy Start, Cruise Control and Fog Lamps.