Hino Australia has announced that its comprehensive Hino SmartSafe active safety package is now standard across its entire range of 700 Series trucks.
“We have already received excellent feedback on the 4x2, 6x2 and 6x4 700 Series models since their launch in August 2021, and that positive customer response supports the inclusion of Hino SmartSafe as standard equipment on all new orders for the 700 Series FY 8x4 models,” said Daniel Petrovski, Department Manager of Product Strategy for Hino Australia.
“As promised, every Hino 700 Series model offered to the Australian market will now include the full Hino SmartSafe safety package as standard equipment.
“The addition of Hino SmartSafe makes the FY 8x4 models an even more enticing choice for customers who require a load share steer axle equipped 8x4 truck with the renowned Quality, Durability and reliability (QDR) that the Hino brand is known for,” he continued.
Hino SmartSafe is a comprehensive safety package that features driver assist technologies, which take an active focus on protecting the lives of drivers, passengers and other road users.
Hino SmartSafe includes a Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Pedestrian Detection (PD), Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Reverse Camera and a suite of other standard safety features.
Adding even more protection to the Hino SmartSafe package, is the inclusion of Driver Monitor, making the all-new Hino 700 Series the safest Hino truck ever.
The Driver Monitor system constantly monitors the driver’s attention towards the road using key metrics such as driving posture, face orientation, and eyelid status via a camera integrated into the A-pillar.
The system provides a visual and audible alert if it detects drowsiness or a lack of attention from the driver.
“Safety is a key consideration for Hino in designing our vehicles and we are proud to offer Hino SmartSafe equipped solutions across all on-road market segments,” he continued.
All-new 700 Series range
“Since its launch in August 2021, the range of all-new 700 Series trucks have proven popular with customers – in fact, customer orders have increased by more than 75% compared to this time last year,” said Mr Petrovski.
Like all models in the 700 Series, the FY 8x4s already meet the Euro 6 exhaust emission standards making the 700 Series the cleanest heavy-duty Hino ever.
The FY 8x4 models also deliver customers the next generation of business intelligence by way of Hino-Connect telematics. Hino-Connect provides real-time performance data tracking, remote diagnostics of vehicle faults 24/7 and dedicated Hino-Connect specialist support.
With a wider range of axle configurations, an increased number of engine power ratings and an exclusively two-pedal transmission line-up, the all-new 700 Series models suit more customer applications and operating requirements.
A new Euro 6 A09C nine litre engine is available, in addition to the well-proven Hino E13C 13 litre engine.
Key new models include 4x2 and 6x2 rigid trucks popular for distribution applications and the 6x4 and 8x4 models, which cater for customers at the heavier end of the distribution and vocational application spectrum.
“The entire range of the all-new 700 Series is now safer, cleaner and connected - it’s the truck of the future, here today,” concluded Mr Petrovski.
For more information about the next-generation Hino 700 Series models click here.