Hino has confirmed that the second phase of its next generation 500 Series will be launched in November this year with the arrival of the Standard cab models, following on from last year’s launch of the Wide cab 500.
The Standard Cab models will be launched in the last quarter after they broke cover in Japan late last year at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The new 500 Series Standard Cab FC, FD and FE models have undergone what Hino describes as “a next generation model change,” ahead of their launch in Australia.
Daniel Petrovski, Hino Australia’s Product Strategy Manager says the addition of what they describe as a ‘street smart’ truck to the Hino Australia line-up will further expand and improve Hino’s product offering in the competitive medium duty category.
Petrovski says Hino will launch the new 500 Series Standard Cab with what they claim will be 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,” said Petrovski.
“The all-new 500 Series Standard Cab will epitomise the Hino development philosophy of Quality, Durability and Reliability (QDR),” he added.
Petrovski believes that with an all-new modern interior the Hino 500 Series Standard Cab will raise the bar for style and occupant comfort amongst the Japanese manufacturers.
“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,” Petrovski added.
“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,” he concluded.
Hino says the full Australian specifications and pricing of the all-new 500 Series Standard Cabs FC, FD and FE models will be available in late November 2018 at dealerships nationwide and online at hino.com.au.