Hino 300 Series back in the game
This is probably the best performing, most efficient and most comfortable truck in the light duty class for Malaysia and the region.
The 300 Series offers a class-leading combination of power and torque, improved fuel efficiency, an impressive suite of safety features.
Hino’s N04C turbo-diesel engine offers a class-leading combination of power and torque. The 4.0-litre engine is equipped with a common-rail fuel injection system and Variable Nozzle Turbo (VNT) technology to achieve lower emissions and uncompromised power and fuel efficiency.
Meeting both strict Euro3 and emissions standards, the new model’s gains in power, torque and fuel efficiency have been achieved through careful attention to engine design, turbocharger pressures and the high-pressure (common-rail) electronic fuel injection.
The engine features a cooled exhaust-gas recirculation system and closed crankcase ventilation. Injection pressures have been increased and a new intercooler adopted.
Cabin entry and exit on the new 300 Series has been improved with larger, class-leading door apertures, wider opening doors, larger steps, increased foot and leg space, and even a collapsible gearshift lever to allow the driver to slide more easily across to the passenger side if required.
Driver comfort has been maximised by adopting a tilt and telescopic-adjustable steering column, and providing a greater range of seat adjustment to allow drivers of all heights to better tailor the seat position to their needs.
The Hino 300 Series cabin has been equipped with clear-to-read instruments and easy-to-reach controls and switchgear, providing passenger car levels of drivability and safety.
All Hino trucks are ergonomically designed to provide a functional cabin, with fingertip controls and column stalks positioned so that the driver has no need to take their hands off the wheel at any time.
All 300 Series variants are equipped with class-leading instruments, which can be read from all angles and in all lighting conditions. Every model is equipped with a tachometer, speedometer, and full suite of warning gauges and lights. The dash features blank DIN mounting slots (for additional radio equipment) and there are a number of switch mounting holes to cater for accessories that may be added.
All models have factory-fitted Denso air conditioning, remote central locking with an integrated engine immobiliser, and power-operated windows and mirrors. Crew Cabin models feature an auxiliary rear air conditioner unit – the only light truck with these combined features.
DRIVER’S SUSPENSION SEAT
New Hino 300 Series wide cab models are fitted with an ergonomically designed fully-adjustable driver’s seat for maximum comfort.
The seat runners are positioned on an incline to better cater for short and taller drivers (a first for any light-duty truck), placing the seat in a better relative position to the trucks pedals.
All wide cabin models have a driver’s suspension seat with torsion-bar suspension and magnetic dampening with lumbar support, further improving driver comfort, but also reducing fatigue.
Hino’s seat design provides maximum driver comfort for all road conditions; from smooth roads through to heavily corrugated surfaces.