Hino plans November launch for new 500 range

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The new versions of the Standard Cab FC, FD and FE models were designed for the Australian market, Hino says

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Hino will launch the next generation of its 500 Series Standard Cab medium-duty trucks in Australia from November this year, the company has announced.

Unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show last October, the Standard Cab FC, FD and FE models were designed for the Australian market and have undergone what it calls "a next generation model change".

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Hino Australia product strategy manager Daniel Petrovski says the new trucks come to Hino’s line-up less than two years after its 500 Series Wide Cab models were launched.

"The 500 Series Standard Cab is a model that has very strong historical significance for the Hino brand and this next generation will ensure that the FC, FD and FE models continue to play a pivotal role within our extensive product offering," he says.

"These new vehicles are designed to offer a combination of active safety, performance, efficiency, comfort and reliability and will set new benchmarks for what Australian customers can expect from a medium duty Japanese truck."

Hino says it will only release the full Australian specifications and pricing for the new models in late November, and will offer "the most comprehensive active safety package offered by a Japanese manufacturer in the current Australian medium duty category market".

"There will be new power and torque ratings and more transmission options creating a myriad of driveline solutions designed to deliver the next level of driving performance and fuel efficiency," it says.


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