“In order to satisfy the ever-expanding requirements of our customers, we need to offer buyers the best possible choice of specifications to suit their requirements,” said Daniel Petrovski, Hino Australia’s Manager of Product Strategy.
“When launching a Hino truck, customers know they will receive benchmark levels of safety and technology combined with reliability and operational efficiencies - with the 500 Series Standard Cab, we have increased our range in applications.
“When we look across our entire 500 Series range of Standard and Wide Cab models, we are confident we can effectively support almost any application in the Australian medium duty segment.”
“The FC model will join the FD at 11,000kg Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM), which will provide FC customers with a significant increase in payload when compared to previous FC models at 10,400kg GVM.
“The FE model will continue to be offered with GVMs of 12,000kg and 14,000kg according to customer requirements continued Mr Petrovski.
Within the model range, Hino offers three Standard Cab variants – a Short Cab (FC), a Rest Cab with ADR42 sleeper compliance (FD & FE) and Crew Cab (FD & FE).
The FE Crew Cab is new to the Hino range and will be the only Japanese 14,000kg 4x2 Crew Cab model in the medium duty market.
The versatility of the 500 Series Standard Cab is increased with the option of a six speed Allison 2500 automatic transmission across the cab chassis range in addition to Manual and Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) options available.
"The range will continue to include the popular FC factory tipper model, which will be significantly boosted by the increase in GVM to a class-leading 11,000 kg.
“In addition to the tippers, we will continue to see strong interest for steel trays, taut liners and van or Pantech bodies, and expect to continue our strong representation with tilt tray bodies and tow trucks, as well as the myriad of other specialised vocational applications where Hino is a popular choice,” concluded Mr Petrovski.
The Hino 500 Series Standard Cab is now available at Hino dealerships nationwide with further information also available at hino.com.au.