Hino Unveils ITTES Lineup


Hino has announced what it has in store for its booth at the fast-approaching Melbourne International Truck, Trailer and Equipment Show (ITTES).

Hino Unveils ITTES Lineup
Hino 500 Series at the Dakar rally

Six trucks will be on display in total, including a hybrid truck, Hino’s Dakar Rally 500 series, and the newly launched high horsepower version of the Hino 300.

There will be two high horsepower versions of the Hino 300, the single cab TradeAce and the crew cab version. The display versions will both be automatic, however they will also be available with a six-speed transmission.

The Dakar Rally truck on display will be the one that competed in the 2011 Dakar Rally – the 20th time that Hino has competed in the event.

"Its 170km/h top speed makes it the fastest Hino at the show and the additional race modifications that have been carried out helped it conquer some incredibly tough conditions in South America," Hino Australia Product Planning Manager Daniel Petrovski says.

Also on display will be the 500 series GT 1322 4x4 fitted with an Automated Manual Transmission, as well as a heavy duty Hino 700.

"The common platform and base specifications mean the GT 1322 has similar performance traits and the go-anywhere ability of the Dakar truck but with much more efficiency and comfort, with features like the ISRI 6800 drivers seat that is perfect for day-to-day driving," Petrovski adds.

Steve Skinner recently took a Hino 500 GT out for a test drive, and you can see the video here.

Finally, Hino will also show off a 300 series 716 hybrid, which uses a diesel-electric engine.

The ITTES will run from April 3 to 6 at the Melbourne Showgrounds. Check out a guide to the show here. 

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