Hino 300 Series 4×4 Australian specs confirmed

hino 300 series 4x4

Hino has confirmed local specifications for the all-new 4×4 version of the Hino 300 Series light truck.

Making an appearance at the AFAC conference in Sydney at the weekend, the truck is here to take on rivals like the 4×4 version of the Isuzu N-Series and is focused on applications such as fire fighting, SES, councils, forestry and the like.

It will be launched officially in Australia next month.

Comprehensively tested in Australia, the 4×4 Hino made a debut in prototype form at the Brisbane Truck Show earlier in the year.

Hino 300 Series 4×4 Key Data:

  • Powered by 165hp (121kW)/464Nm four-litre diesel engine
  • Six-speed manual overdrive transmission
  • Dual range 4×4 transfer case
  • Increased ground clearance (over standard 300 Series)
  • Offered in single cab and crew cab configurations
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) - standard
  • Four wheel disc brakes - standard
  • Reversing camera - standard
  • Driver and passenger airbags
  • Cruise control - standard

“Quite simply, we believe this is the best light duty 4×4 truck on the Australian market,” said Daniel Petrovski, Manager, Product Strategy for Hino Australia.

“With a six-speed overdrive manual transmission mated to a Hino transfer case with superior low range gearing of 2.2:1, the Hino 300 series 4×4 has the widest spread of ratios and the lowest crawl speed in its class.

“This means the 300 Series 4×4 can crawl slower off-road than its rivals providing better vehicle control in tricky off-road conditions, which is a key measure of performance in that market.”

Related: 2016 Hino 300 Series Hybrid Review

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