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Hino presents 500 and 700 Series at Tokyo Motor Show

Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer, Hino, will exhibit its new generation Hino 500 and 700 Series for the Japanese market at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 from 27 October 27 to 5 November.

The new Hino 700 Series has undergone its first comprehensive model change in 14 years, according to the manufacturer.

“Both the interior and exterior have been changed, and its already well-regarded safety and economic efficiency have been further improved, and comply with the new Japanese exhaust emission standards,” Hino said in a statement.

“The vehicle features advanced safety equipment such as a Pre-Collision damage mitigation braking System (PCS) capable of detecting vehicles and pedestrians and a lane departure alert system as standard equipment.

“By downsizing the engine capacity from 13 litres to nine litres, Hino has retained the most popular 380Hp (279kW) engine rating and delivered the customer expected levels of performance with a substantial tare weight saving.”

The medium duty Hino 500 Series has undergone its first significant product change in 16 years, complying with new Japanese exhaust emission standards.

With a completely restyled exterior and interior, the Hino 500 Series is equipped with the same advanced safety equipment as the Hino 700 Series.

The 500 Series Japanese models have also benefitted from engine downsizing and efficiency improvements with the engine capacity of seven litres reduced to five litres, reportedly increasing performance and fuel efficiency improvements.

“The new 500 Series standard cab and the new 700 Series models displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show are tailored for the Japanese domestic market - a decision on a rollout of these models to markets outside Japan is yet to be confirmed,” said Hino Australia Product Strategy Manager, Daniel Petrovski.

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