PETALING JAYA: Hino Motors Sales (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (HMSM) announced the launch of the new Hino 300 Series Pro, a new line-up for its Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) that comes in the 4-wheeler and 6-wheeler segments.
In the 4-wheelers segment, there are three variants and the highlight is the XZU600 AT that comes with an automatic transmission best suited to operate in the inner-city and intra-city trips.
The 4-wheelers features the Euro-3 turbo-charged inter-cooled engine that produces 141PS and 402Nm of torque.
The main advantage of the Hino 300 Series Pro 4-wheeler is its gross vehicle weight (GVW) that is upgraded from 4,800kg to 5,000kg 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 6-wheeler comes with greater rear tread dimension, up to 1,660mm, making it the widest rear tread in its segment.
This upgraded feature provides space to place two pellets side by side with sufficient space for forklift maneuvering as well as for bulkier items.
Out of the six variants of the 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 156PS and 429Nm of torque.
Both segments of Hino 300 Series Pro have new and improved transmission with higher first gear ratio gives better gradeability while lower top gear ratio offers better fuel consumption at high speed.
The main and basic safety feature for the 300 Series Pro is the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) along with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Override System (BOS) as well as side door impact beams, improved mirrors for a bigger field of vision, front & rear under-run protection, 3-point seat belt,and Emergency Guard Impact Safety (EGIS) cabin.
Speaking at the virtual launch of the new Hino 300 Series Pro was Managing Director of HMSM, Atsushi Uchiyama, who said “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.
Our new light-commercial vehicle, Hino 300 series is one of our products that we have worked on to achieve customer’s satisfaction.”