First peek

Deals on Wheels - - Truck Shows -

It won’t of­fi­cially join Hino’s ranks un­til later this year but the ‘world first’ pre­view of a 300-se­ries 817 4x4 model at the Bris­bane Truck Show left no doubt that much will be ex­pected of this off-road spe­cial­ist.

For the mo­ment, Hino is keep­ing the full spec­i­fi­ca­tion close to its chest but the 817 nu­mer­als at least in­di­cate that gross ve­hi­cle weight will be around eight tonnes and max­i­mum power up to 170hp (127kW).

Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment is­sued im­me­di­ately prior to the show, se­lected Hino cus­tomers have been eval­u­at­ing pro­to­type ver­sions on and off-road since 2014, from Aus­tralia’s in­te­rior to Cape York.

“It’s a model cus­tomers and deal­ers have been ask­ing for,” Hino prod­uct man­ager Daniel Petro­vski says, in­di­cat­ing the truck’s po­ten­tial to tackle the suc­cess of Isuzu and Fuso in a wide range of off-road ap­pli­ca­tions.

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