Hino Motors Canada, Ltd. will release its newly re-designed 2011 medium duty truck (“MDT”) line-up in September.
The 2011 MDT line-up will feature a bold new design and functional improvements to enhance the trucks’ flexibility and driver comfort, efficiency and safety. The MDT’s will also feature significant technological improvements to meet new emissions regulations.
Styling improves with a new hood and front grille. Driver comfort is enhanced with the addition of a driver’s seat armrest. Driver safety and efficiency improves with the addition of a Bluetooth-enabled GPS stereo and a new easy to read driver information display.
The 2011 MDT line-up features several technological enhancements.
All 2011 Hino MDT’s will utilize Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to fully comply with 2010EPA emissions requirements. Hino’s application of the technology is also expected to reduce fuel consumption by 3%-5%.
The 2011 Hino 338 will receive a boost in power to 260 hp while the torque on the Hino 358 increases to 660 lbs-ft. The changes will improve the throttle response and driveability of both models. Front axle capacity on the Hino 358 increases to 14,000 lbs.
A ‘clean chassis’ option will be available for the Hino 268, 338 and 358. By transferring parts previously mounted on the outside of the frame rails behind the cab, this configuration will be ideal for beverage bodies, car carrier configurations and other applications.
According to Eric Smith, National Sales Manager, “The launch of these new trucks is a milestone for Hino. The trucks have been redesigned virtually from the ground, up. Drivers will notice the bold new styling in addition to chassis and power train refinements. The environment will benefit from advanced SCR emissions controls that are fully EPA2010 emissions compliant. New chassis configurations and power improvements will open up new market opportunities for our products.”
The new trucks will be assembled at Hino’s Canadian assembly plant located in Woodstock, Ontario.
About Hino: Hino Motors Canada, Ltd., a Toyota Group Company, assembles and distributes light and medium duty commercial trucks in Canada. Hino is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario with assembly operations in Woodstock, Ontario. Service is provided through its extensive coast-to-coast dealership network and is backed by its industry leading Customer Care Protection Program. For more information, please visit us at www.hinocanada.com.