New Hino 300 series
Petaling Jaya, 12 October 2020 – Hino Motors Sales (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (HMSM), recently announced the launch of Hino 300 series pro, a new line-up for its light commercial vehicle (LCV) that delivers advanced performance and greater body structure.
“Hino 300 series Pro is designed for our customer’s business success and it is equipped with features towards the growth of technology and the need for changes in commercial vehicles industry,” said Atsushi Uchiyama, director, HMSM, at the virtual launch.
“We have sold over one million units of Hino 300 series globally and we have been receiving good reviews and feedback from many customers all over the world. In Malaysia, we launched it in 2004 and it was highly evaluated and praised for its quality, durability, and after-sales support, said Yoshio Shimo, president, Hino Motors Limited Japan, speaking via online platform..
In the 4-wheelers segment, there are three models and our highlight model in this segment is the XZU600 AT that comes with an automatic transmission, which will be best suited to operate especially in inner-city and intra-city trips. It also helps to reduce driver fatigue and allows the driver to focus on the road without shifting gear for fuel-efficient driving.
All the 4-wheeler model power comes from Euro-3 turbo-charged inter-cooled engine that produces 141 PS and 402 Nm of torque. The main advantage is its gross vehicle weight (GVW) that is upgraded from 4,800 kg to 5,000 kg and makes it the highest GVW in its segment. With this upgraded feature, it allows our professional customer to carry more payload per trip.
The latter segment, 6-wheeler, comes with greater rear tread dimension, up to 1,660 mm, making it the widest rear tread in its segment, and allows to construct wider and higher body. This upgraded feature provides convenient space to place two pellets side by side with sufficient space for forklift manoeuvring as well as able to cater for bulkier items.
Out of the six models of 6-wheeler; two of them come with automatic transmission, all are fitted with 6-speed transmission with power assistance making it easier to shift gear at higher speed and Euro-3 turbo-diesel engine that produces 156 PS and 429 Nm of torque.
In terms of added safety, the newly launched models feature front disc brakes that have better ventilation and enhance braking performance as it minimizes brake fade while the rear drum brake offers good performance in low-speed drive.
The main and basic safety feature for every vehicle is the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). As in other models, this new line-up is fitted with ABS that prevents the wheels from locking up during heavy braking and allowing for maintained contact with the road surface and extra grip. ABS helps the driver remain in control of the vehicle to avoid obstacle in its path during braking.
As a subsystem of the vehicle’s ABS, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) feature distribute the amount of braking force on each wheel of the vehicle. Put simply, EBD provides stronger and safer braking performance in emergency scenarios. ABS and EBD are part of active safety equipment as they help prevent a crash from occurring or lessen the impact of an accident.
In addition, the newly launched models also feature side door impact beams, improved mirrors to provide the driver with a bigger field of vision, Front & Rear Under-run Protection, 3-point seat belt, and Emergency Guard Impact Safety (EGIS) Cabin. These passive safety features are aimed at helping to reduce the risk of fatal injuries to both drivers and other road pedestrians.
HMSM reckons that the success of a logistic business depends on a constant, consistent, and reliable fleet management solution. With this in mind, HMSM proudly introduces the new smart telematics device called ‘Hino connect’ to support operation and fleet managers to take care of their trucks.
Comes in 7-inch touch screen monitor, Hino Connect is designed to support logistic companies in improving operational efficiency in terms of increase of profit and revenue, improve safety and security with 24-hour call centre assist, encourage good driving behaviour, reduce unplanned downtime, and monitor truck maintenance by understanding the key elements and characteristics of the asset (vehicle).
Besides featuring basic functions such as radio, bluetooth, and USB port, the main element in Hino connect is the SOS button, in case of emergency and driver is not able to make a call out.
Working towards smart technology savvy, HMSM has also developed its mobile application called myHino. Hino connect, the telematics device, is linked to myHino, where users can access their truck information at any time through the mobile phone.
In valuing its main design that is built for ultimate customer success, the new line-up Hino 300 series pro offers the longest warranty period of five (5) years or 300, 000 km, aligns with its term and conditions.