MORE AUTO CREW CAB HI­NOS

The Witness - Wheels - - TRUCKING -

HINO SA an­nounced it will en­larg its 300-Se­ries truck line-up.

Ma­jor users of these pop­u­lar medium trucks in­clude bak­eries, se­cu­rity com­pa­nies and lo­cal mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, with the lat­ter favour­ing crew cabs when teams are used for work projects.

Vice Pres­i­dent of Hino SA Ernie Traut­mann said ex­ten­sive mar­ket re­search with both deal­ers and cus­tomers pre­ceded the de­ci­sion and show a need for more crew cab bod­ies and the op­tion of au­to­matic trans­mis­sion,

“At present we only have the 815 model with both these spec­i­fi­ca­tion items, but aim to im­prove that sit­u­a­tion shortly.”

“Trucks fit­ted with the smooth-shift­ing, six-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion de­signed, de­vel­oped and man­u­fac­tured by Hino are find­ing in­creas­ing favour with op­er­a­tors as they are easy-to-drive thereby re­duc­ing driver fa­tigues, al­low the driver to con­cen­trate fully on the road and traf­fic sit­u­a­tion and cut main­te­nance costs. This is the ideal so­lu­tion for owner driv­ers of which there are a fair num­ber in this mar­ket seg­ment,” added Traut­mann. — WR.

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More Hino 300 trucks will soon have au­to­matic trans­mis­sion.

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