This is one of the questions visitors to the Tokyo Motor Show, which opens next week, may be asking themselves, is it a truck, or is it a skateboard? Hino will be giving a glimpse into the future at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show, on a stand that features the world premiere of a new concept vehicle and a hybrid version of its heavy duty 700 Series. Read more
When it was first revealed in Japan last year, the new Hino 500 Standard Cab for Australia didn’t look that spectacular at first sight, but now we can get down to the nuts and bolts of the Hino 500. From the outside the ever-conservative Hino designers had tweaked the basic cabin design, but only a real expert would be able to tell. Read more
Driving the new Standard Cab Hino 500 does beg a question about what is going on here, is this the big little truck or the little big truck? Even if you don’t know the answer, it is clear this new model has a lot going on and has introduced some new concepts into the medium duty truck market. Read more
Truck development is at a tipping point, in electronics terms, the future of the black box will see integration of functionality into a single system. Diesel News talks to one of the suppliers of these systems, Directed Technologies. Read more
Diesel News got the opportunity to take a couple of new Hino 500 models out on the road, south out of Sydney, into and then up and an over the Illawarra region. This is a good workout for a new driveline, tackling some serious grades, plus a chance to test out the latest in safety technology in the busy traffic of the area. Read more
The introduction of the new 500 Series Standard Cab has seen Hino trucks get smarter and reveals another step into the future with the Japanese truck maker. Diesel News takes a turn behind the wheel of Hino’s latest release.
Although there are a lot of changes in the new Hino 500 standard cab and when compared to it’s predecessor, there are two major items which stand out. These are the features which are going to push the Hino medium duty truck closer to the top of many shopping lists.
The new Hino 500 Series Standard Cab range will headline act on the Hino stand at this year’s Brisbane Truck Show.
Japanese truck brands have set the agenda in terms of what is and what is not included in the price and which level of sophistication, in terms of equipment, is included, but the new Hino 500 may start changing paradigms in this part of the market.
With the introduction of the new 500 Series Standard Cab range this year, it looks like it’s a Great Leap Forward for Hino in its standing in the Australian market. Diesel News went to Japan to speak to the engineers, both from Australia and Japan, who have developed the latest model for the Australian market.