Hino Motors Canada has revealed its new line of trucks at the Truck World Show held recently in Mississauga. Officially christened the Hino XL Series, this all-new line-up fills out the Hino product offering and expands them into the Class 8 market for the first time. The new Hino XL Series is powered by Hino’s A09 turbo diesel 8.9 litre inline 6-cylinder engine boasting a B10 life of 1,600,000 kilometres.
The Hino XL Series adds capability and new advantages to the Hino product portfolio while holding true to the brands core advantages of industry leading standard features, durability, reliability and ownership experience.
The Hino XL Series will initially be offered in a variety of 4×2 and 6×4 straight truck configurations in Canada with GVWR ranging from 33,000 to 62,000 lbs. All Hino XL Series will be powered by the Hino A09 engine with up to 360 HP and 1,150 lbs-ft of torque available in 6×4 models. A range of wheelbases will be offered to make this a versatile truck for wide variety of applications in Canada.
Hino plans to launch the straight truck models first and gradually expand the offerings to include tractor models in subsequent model years. The line-up introduces new active safety solutions such as electronic stability control and collision mitigation systems, a first for Hino in North America.
“Hino Motors Canada (HMC) is proud to offer trucks for Canadian needs assembled in Canada by Canadians.” – Ms. Yumiko Kawamura, President of HMC.
Hino set out to create a vehicle with best in class styling, ergonomics and valued amenities, a tradition carried over from the existing cab-over-engine and medium duty models.
An air ride cab and driver seat, hands free Bluetooth audio/calling, steering wheel controls, LED headlamps, cruise control and air conditioning are just a few of the impressive features that are standard equipment on every 2020 model year Hino XL Series.
Production of the new Hino XL Series will start in early 2019. The new line-up will be assembled in Woodstock, Ontario at the renovated production facility that HMC has operated since 2006. Full specifications, including pricing and warranty plans will be announced later this year.