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2007 QLD TRUCK SHOW PRESS KIT

  1. HYBRID TRUCK UNVEILED BY HINO
  2. HINO TRADE ACE UNVEILED
  3. NEW HINO 4150 SIX ROD HITS THE ROAD
  4. LOWDOWN ON THE HINO LOAD ACE
  5. HINO RANGER PRO IS TOP MIDDLE WEIGHT
  6. NEW HINO 300 SERIES FINDS FAVOUR WITH MARKET
  7. NEW HINO 414 UP FOR GRABS AT TRUCK SHOW
  8. HINO BRINGS F1 CAR TO TRUCK SHOW
  9. TOYOTA RALLY SHOW CAR AT TRUCK SHOW

HYBRID TRUCK UNVEILED BY HINO


Hino is unveiling the world's first production hybrid truck at the Queensland Truck and Machinery Show.

The Hino Hybrid has just become the first production hybrid commercial vehicle to go on sale in Australia.

The fuel-saving and emissions benefits of hybrid technology have long been recognised in the car industry.

Now Hino has developed, and is bringing to market, a hybrid diesel-electric engine for Hino Hybrid.

Hino's unique hybrid technology features both a diesel engine and electric motor/generator.

The four-litre, intercooled, turbo-charged, common-rail four-cylinder diesel engine generates 110kw of power at 3000rpm and 392Nm of torque at 1600rpm.

It is supplemented by a three-phase AC electric motor generating 23kW of power and 143Nm at 1100rpm.

The electric motor works primarily in city driving, while the diesel engine runs on highways (constant speed).

"Like Toyota with the Prius, the introduction of the Hino Hybrid establishes Hino as the leader in hybrid technology," said Alex Stewart, Hino divisional manager, Marketing.

"This hybrid represents a huge step forward for the Australian truck market.

"It is the beginning of a journey, because the technology is just going to keep on improving from here.

"The truck operates just like a normal truck, but with up to 20 per cent less fuel consumption."

The reduction in usage of the diesel engine in stop-start or city driving not only ensures substantial reductions in fuel consumption of up to 20 per cent, but oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) emissions are reduced by up to 50 per cent.

In addition, the low emissions and energy savings provided by Hino Hybrid are underpinned by Hino's Diesel active Particulate Reduction system (DPR).

Hino Hybrid exceeds Euro IV emission restriction standards.

The electric motor also enhances driveability by providing instantaneous torque from launch.

Hino Hybrid is based on a parallel running mode.

To assist engine torque, the electric motor/generator uses the electric energy stored in the nickel hydrogen battery.

This enables very responsive starting/acceleration, equivalent to high power engines.

When braking, the electric motor functions as a large capacity generator to regenerate electric power by the deceleration energy, storing it in the nickel hydrogen battery.

To save on fuel and lower emissions, Hino Hybrid's idle-stop function automatically switches the diesel engine off when the transmission is in neutral and the driver's foot is on the brake.

Hino Hybrid has a GVM of 6500kg.

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HINO TRADE ACE UNVEILED


The highly equipped Hino Trade Ace has been launched at the Queensland Truck and Machinery Show on 17 May.

Targeted at both business and rental customers, the all-new Trade Ace is based on the wide body Hino 616 Medium light-duty truck that is dual rated for a car or light-truck driver's licence.

It has a GVM of 5500kg, and an optional rating of 4495kg.

"Hino Trade Ace expands our offering in the new 300 Series line-up with specifications and extra equipment aimed directly at a wide cross-section of tradespeople right around Australia," said Alex Stewart, Hino divisional manager, Marketing.

The Hino Trade Ace is priced at $41,990 including GST and dealer delivery charges.

"It represents great value and versatility to this very large and diverse market," Mr Stewart said.

The Hino Trade Ace is equipped with a factory-approved 4.5 x 2.1 metre aluminium, four-tonne rated tray with ladder racks.

It is also fitted with an airbag-compatible factory bull-bar.
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Standard equipment on Hino Trade Ace includes dual SRS airbags and ABS anti-skid brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution.

In addition, it is fitted with Easy Start take off assist, four-wheel ventilated disc brakes and corner turning lamps.

Trade Ace is powered by a 4.0-litre common-rail turbo-diesel engine, producing 114kW of power and 404Nm of torque.

The engine meets the latest US04 and ADR 80/01 emissions regulations ahead of its competitors.

The launch of Hino Trade Ace follows the introduction of the medium-duty Hino Load Ace last October.

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NEW HINO 4150 SIX ROD HITS THE ROAD


Hino's new FS 4150 Six Rod has been launched at the 2007 Queensland Truck and Machinery Show.

The FS 4150 Six Rod is a key addition to Hino's heavy-duty line-up, filling the all-important 375-424 horsepower segment.

It is best suited as a tipper with dog trailer and will find favour among contractors and cattle truckers.

The FS 4150 features six heavy-duty control rods which, coupled with the articulated axle, provides superior parallel and diagonal stability over rural roads, quarries and similar surfaces.

It is also fitted with cross-axle diff clock in the rear-drive axle to maximise traction just when you need it most.

The FS 4150 Six Rod has a wheelbase is 4310mm and overall length of 7715mm.

It has a GVM of 28,300kg and a GCM of 50,000kg.

"The launch of the 4150 Six Rod rounds out Hino's offering in the heavy-duty segment," said Alex Stewart, Hino divisional manager, Marketing.


"In addition to the stability and versatility offered by the six-rod configuration, the 4150 rides and performs well in all manner of conditions - it is quite an impressive truck that will find favour in many heavy-duty transport applications."

The 4150's front axle is rated at 7500kg, and the rear axle at 21,800kg.

Total chassis mass is 8390kg.

The Six Rod is powered by Hino's 13-litre, common-rail, six-cylinder turbo-diesel engine producing 302kW of power at 1800rpm and 1618Nm of torque at 1100rpm.

The Hino E13C TL engine drives through an 18-speed Eaton gearbox and a hydraulic ceramic twin-plate clutch with air booster.

Front suspension is by way of tapered leaf springs with shock absorbers and stabiliser.

The cab features full-floating air suspension, with an electrical oil pump tilting mechanism.

Driver comfort is assisted by an air-suspended ISRI 6500 seat and a telescopic and tilt-adjustable steering column.

The service brake consists of a full air, dual circuit system with 'S' cam leading and trailing brake shoes, and an auto brake adjuster.

The 4150's sturdy 24-volt alternator has a capacity of 90 amps.

The 4150 Six Rod has a list price of $166,126 plus GST.

It has a three-year/500,000km warranty, whichever comes first.

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LOWDOWN ON THE HINO LOAD ACE


The highly equipped Hino Load Ace Long High Grade is a star exhibit at the Queensland Truck and Machinery Show.

The Ranger Pro Load Ace has been developed to provide a ready-to-go truck to suit a large variety of applications.

Load Ace has a GVM of 10.4 tonnes and features a factory-approved 21-foot, 10-pallet curtain sider body with gates.

"The Ranger Pro Load Ace Long High Grade represents outstanding versatility and value in the long body medium-duty segment," said Alex Stewart, Hino divisional manager, Marketing.

The Hino Ranger Pro series is the most popular in the medium-truck market, topping the national sales charts for the last five months.

Hino believes the Load Ace will only strengthen its position in the segment with its careful selection of factory-approved fitments.

"In addition to its comprehensive range of standard equipment, the inclusion of a versatile and durable factory-approved curtain sider body makes Load Ace the ideal ready-to-go model in Hino's Ranger Pro line-up."

It is also equipped with rear Hendrickson Air Bag suspension, front parabolic spring suspension, Bridgestone tyres and a tool box.

It is powered by a turbo-charged Hino J08C-UJ diesel engine producing 173kW at 2500rpm and 706Nm of torque at 1500rpm.

The engine drives through a six-speed air-assisted transmission and clutch.

Load Ace safety features include ABS anti-skid brakes, Easy Start hill assist and a Spring Park Brake.

The cabin is equipped with driver's air-suspended seat, air-conditioning, power windows, a CD player and electric door locks.

A collapsible telescopic and tilt steering column and wheel with locking device is also fitted.

The Load Ace is priced at $75,990 including GST and dealer delivery and comes with a three-year/150,000km warranty.

An extended Hino powertrain warranty is also available.

For more information, visit www.hino.com.au

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HINO RANGER PRO IS TOP MIDDLE WEIGHT


The Hino Ranger Pro series continues to dominate the medium-truck market.

It has been the number one selling medium-duty truck series for the last five months.

The Ranger Pro makes up 60 per cent of Hino's total truck sales.

The medium-duty truck market in Australia is classified as vehicles with GVMs from 10.4 to 26.0 tonnes.

The Ranger Pro 6 is the number one series in this category.

The most popular model in the line-up is the Ranger Pro FC dump in 4x2, 4x4, 6x2 and 6x4 axle configurations, covering a multitude of medium-duty applications.

"The recent success of Hino Ranger Pro has coincided with Hino Australia formally becoming part of the Toyota Group of Companies," said Alex Stewart, Hino divisional manager, Marketing.

"Toyota's strong brand values and adherence to quality, durability and reliability have strengthened Hino's standing in Australia, and will continue to do so.

"The recent success of Ranger Pro will have a positive impact on Hino's light and heavy duty line-ups, further strengthening our brand and increasing our market penetration in all segments."

The Ranger Pro line-up now includes the Ranger Pro 6 Load Ace that is equipped with a factory-approved 21-foot, 10-pallet curtain sider body, tool box and Bridgestone tyres.

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NEW HINO 300 SERIES FINDS FAVOUR WITH MARKET


The all-new Hino 300 Series is making steady inroads into the ultra-competitive light-duty truck market.

The February launch of the 300 Series marked a new benchmark in the light-duty segment with class-leading equipment levels, durability, safety, efficiency and value.

All 19 models have ABS anti-skid brakes and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD).

Four-wheel ventilated disc brakes with dual-piston callipers - fitted to all but one of the 19 variants - coupled with ABS and EBD could make all the difference in preventing an accident.

The EBD system excels if the truck is empty or carrying a light load, when very little weight is over the rear wheels.

Available in 103kW and 114kW power grades, the all-new four-litre common rail Hino engine meets the latest US04 and ADR 80/01 emissions regulations ahead of its competitors.

The 300 Series line-up also includes an all-new crew cab model and a standard cab "single rear wheel" variant to target both the fleet and utility truck markets.


"The 300 Series is a unique product offering with a number of key new variants that will help Hino increase its market share," said Alex Stewart, Hino divisional manager, Marketing.

A new adaptive six-speed automatic transmission, incorporating a computer logic control unit, is available in three different 300 Series models - Hino 414, 616 and 816.

Hino's six-speed 'intelligent' automatic has fuel-saving torque converter lock-up in five ratios - from second to sixth gear.

The learning characteristics of the new intelligent six-speed automatic transmission can comfortably adapt to the driving style of the driver.

"The three models with automatic transmission are attracting quite some interest from large fleets due to the positive OH&S implications of using automatic trucks, and we've taken good orders from some of the rental companies for the same ease-of-use reasons."

Another all-new 300 Series model penetrating the market is the 816 dual cab.

It features an electro-magnetic cab tilt device, rear air-conditioning vents and power windows on all doors.

The Hino 816 crew cab seats seven occupants and has a GVM of 7500kg and a GCM of 11,000kg.

Along with 15 other Hino 300 Series models, it also has dual licence compliance.

"The 816 is a new alternative in the dual cab market, and fleet and government buyers are beginning to take a closer look, given its unique equipment and safety levels," Mr Stewart said.

The Hino 614 IFS has been added to meet the increasing demand for extra comfort and sure-footedness when driving on sealed roads.

The Hino 614 has been fitted with all-new double-wishbone independent front suspension and rack-and-pinion steering.

Hino developed the 614's coil-spring suspension system to provide optimum ride comfort, steering accuracy and driving stability on smooth roads in city or regional driving.

The dual compliance Hino 614 has a GVM of 5500kg and can be re-rated to 4495kg for car licence drivers.

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NEW HINO 414 UP FOR GRABS AT TRUCK SHOW


Visitors to the Queensland Truck & Machinery Show will have a chance to win a Hino 300 Series 414 light-duty truck.

In conjunction with the Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland (CVIAQ) Hino is putting up the recently released Hino 300 Series 414 automatic with alloy tray as a prize.

The entry-level model in the new Hino 300 Series line-up, Hino 414 features a six-speed automatic transmission, driver's SRS airbag, ABS anti-skid brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, corner turning lamps and an energy-absorbing steering wheel.

There will be three Hino 414s on display at the show.

To be eligible to win, entrants must have a 'passport' issued by the CVIAQ stamped at the Hino stand.

"Hino is delighted to offer the new Hino 414 as a prize at this year's show," said Alex Stewart, Hino divisional manager, Marketing.

"The new Hino 300 Series offers a number of standard features that make it unique in the light-duty segment.

"The lucky winner will be the beneficiary of a very well equipped and capable truck."

The all-new Hino 300 Series will be prominent at this year's show.

The 300 Series supersedes the successful Dutro range of light-duty trucks, with an emphasis on class-leading equipment levels, durability, safety, efficiency and value.

The new Hino 300 Series has 19 variants powered by a US04 emission 4.0-litre diesel, common-rail, variable nozzle turbocharged engine in 103KW and 114kW power grades.

A new adaptive six-speed automatic transmission incorporating a fuzzy logic control unit is available in three different models, including the Hino 414.

Easy Start technology is fitted to all models with manual transmission and allows the driver to seamlessly move off from a stationary position at low speed.

Dual airbags are fitted to all wide cab 300 Series models.

The standard cab Hino 300 models, comprising six variants powered by the 103kW engine, are fitted with a driver's side airbag.

The Hino stand will also include other 300 series models, the popular Ranger Pro FC dump, Ranger Pro Load Ace, a selection of the latest 700 Series models and a Hino genuine parts and accessories section.

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HINO BRINGS F1 CAR TO TRUCK SHOW


Hino will display a replica of a Panasonic Toyota Racing Formula One car at this year's Queensland Truck and Machinery Show.

The car's presence represents Hino's link to its parent company Toyota and is a first for Hino at the show.

Panasonic Toyota Racing's 2.4-litre V8 challenges the world's best teams and drivers on the world's greatest racetracks, including Melbourne, Indianapolis, Monaco, Monza, Silverstone and Nürburgring.

Toyota's F1 team is headed by Grand Prix winners Ralf Schumacher and Jarno Trulli, who take the car up to speeds in excess of 320 kilometres per hour.

The engine in Toyota's 2007 challenger, the TF107, produces approximately 740 horsepower which, given that the car weighs just 600kg (including the driver), results in a phenomenal power-to-weight ratio.

It revs to an astronomical (and governed) limit of 19,000rpm.

You can see the Panasonic Toyota Racing team in action at the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday 27 May.

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TOYOTA RALLY SHOW CAR AT TRUCK SHOW


Hino is utilising the Queensland Truck and Machinery Show to announce the beginning of a partnership with the championship-winning TRD rally team.

To signify the announcement, Toyota's brand new Corolla rally show car will be on display at the Hino stand throughout the show.

The car is a show car version of the new TRD Corolla that three-time Australian Rally Champion Neal Bates will debut in next month's Rally of Canberra.

"It is a very exciting time for Hino to be getting involved with the TRD rally team this year," said Alex Stewart, Hino divisional manager, Marketing.

"They are a very professional and successful team - they finished first and second in last year's championship, and are currently first and second in this year's championship.

"We are particularly proud to become involved with Neal Bates and the entire team - the new car certainly looks the part!"

Bates, a very enthusiastic truck driver in his own right, is also looking forward to the venture.

"Hino is looking to make a significant commitment to the team and to rallying," said Bates.

"It is great for us to be able to welcome the company back to our team after a long absence.

"I can't wait to get behind the wheel of a 700 Series on the trip down to South Australia in August."

The TRD team has won the first two events of the 2007 NEC Australian Rally Championship (ARC) in Queensland and Western Australia with Simon Evans.

It has been a perfect start to his title defence after claiming last year's championship with his co-driver wife Sue.

Bates, who has been testing a new Super 2000 specification car in the first two events of 2007, created history in Western Australia by making the Corolla the first S2000 car to win a stage and finish on a rally podium in ARC history.

Super 2000 is a new category of rallying introduced by the FIA to help bring new manufacturers to rally.

All cars must have 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engines with a rev limit of 8500rpm.

The minimum weight is 1150kg, giving the car an impressive power to weight ratio, and each car features a control six-speed sequential gearbox and four-wheel drive system.


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