The new HINO 300 Series (Light Commercial Vehicle) features the first full automatic transmission gear to be installed in the light commercial vehicle. This reflects HINO’s commitment in developing world-class solutions for the new generation of light commercial vehicles with priorities on safety and comfortable driving, quality, reliability and durability of the vehicles.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Nobuyuki Tanaka, Managing Director of Hino Motors (M) Sdn Bhd, said, “We are indeed very proud to introduce the new 300 Series, following its successful launch in Japan in June 2011. We are also pleased to announce that Hino is the first to introduce a fully automatic transmission model in the light commercial vehicle category in Malaysia. This makes HINO the first and only Japanese truck company to install automatic transmission in its trucks."
According to Tanaka, the new HINO 300 series was developed in Japan and reflects the unique development concept based on “to pursue the Perfect Fit” which caters to the needs of businesses, drivers and transporters. It has been designed for Perfect Fit in line with HINO’s adherent QDR (quality, durability and reliability) concept encompassing total reliability, fuel efficiency, powerful engine performance, safety and comfort driving.
The new HINO 300 series consists of 6 new basic models and are available in three different cabin variations, namely the wide cabin that is ideally catered to meet the needs of city driving; crew cabin which is suitable for an additional four passengers; and the standard cabin.