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Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT)  /  March 7, 2018

Hino Trucks announced a new, larger lineup of Class 7/8 trucks called the XL Series which debuted at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind.

The Hino XL Series brings the company into the Class 8 market in the U.S. for the first time which the company characterized as the next step in expanding its presence in North America.

“Considering our remarkable success in Class 4-7 in North America, and our growing global presence in the Class 8 market, entering the North American heavy duty segment makes for the next logical step. Not to mention our customers and our dealer network have been asking for this for some time,” said Yoshinori Noguchi, president and CEO of Hino Trucks North America.

Both the XL7 and XL8 models are powered by Hino’s A09 8.9L inline 6-cylinder diesel engine and will be offered in both straight truck and tractor configurations. The different models will range from a GVWR of 33,000 to 60,000 pounds and a GCWR up to 66,000 pounds. Max performance will top out at 360 horsepower and 1,150 lbs.-ft. of torque.

Available wheelbase selections of up to 304 inches and tandem axle, as well as fifth wheel configurations, are designed for a variety of vocational applications.

The XL Series lineup features new active safety solutions with electronic stability control – standard on tractor models – and collision mitigation systems, payload management suspension options and a body builder optimized design that was engineered for better serviceability.

Hino says that it also focused on the driver with good styling, ergonomics and amenities. It features a wide entry for easier access and what the company calls an automotive-grade finished interior. The XL Series will also feature air-ride cab and driver’s seat, hands-free Bluetooth audio/calling, steering wheel controls, LED headlights, cruise control, and air conditioning as standard equipment on every 2020 model year XL7 and XL8.

Production of the XL7 and XL8 will start in early 2019 and the lineup will be assembled in Mineral Wells, W.Va., at a fully renovated 1 million square-foot production facility that Hino acquired in 2017.

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Hino getting into Class 8 market in North America

Truck News  /  March 7, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Hino Trucks today announced its all-new XL Series line of Class 7 and 8 vehicles at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind.

The Hino XL7 and XL8 2020 models – which will begin production in early 2019 – are equipped with the company’s A09 turbo diesel 8.9-liter inline 6-cylinder engine with a B10 life of one million miles.

Yasuhiko Ichihashi, chairman of Hino Motors Ltd., said during the unveiling that both models were extensively tested in both Canada and the U.S.

Hino Trucks North America president and CEO Yoshinori Noguchi said the time was right for the company to enter the Class 8 market in North America.

“Considering our remarkable success in Class 4-7 in North America and our growing global presence in the Class 8 market, entering the North American heavy-duty segment makes for the next logical step,” said Noguchi. “No to mention, our customers and our dealer network have been asking for this for some time.”

Hino XL Series trucks will be available in a variety of straight truck and tractor configurations, including from a GVWR of 33,000 lbs. to 60,000 lbs. and a GCWR up to 66,000 lbs. It will have a max performance of 360 hp with 1,150 lbs.-ft. of torque, and have wheelbase selections of up to 304 inches, and tandem axle and fifth wheel configurations.

On the safety side of things, there is electronic stability control, which comes standard on the tractor, collision mitigation systems, payload management suspension options, a body designed for ease of serviceability.

“The first thing you notice is the styling – the aerodynamic yet bold design could proudly represent your business,” said Glenn Ellis, vice-president of customer experience with Hino. “They you open the door to a wide, easy-access entry and an automotive grade finished interior ready to provide the best service possible to drivers and teams.”

For driver comfort, Hino XL Series trucks also come with air-ride cab and driver’s seat, hands-free Bluetooth, steering wheel controls, cruise control, and air conditioning.

The company also announced it will expand its U.S. operations with the purchase of the Cold Water Creek distribution center in Mineral Wells, WV, where the Hino XL7 and XL8 will be assembled.

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Hino enters Class 8 market with XL series

Fleet Owner  /  March 8, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS. Hino is going big. The Toyota-owned company introduced its new line of Class 7 and 8 trucks.

“Entering Class 8 is arguably something no OEM has done successfully over the past 50 years,” said Dominik Beckman, Hino’s director of marketing and dealer operations told a large crowd before the unveiling of the XL7 and XL8 models at the Work Truck Show.

But Hino is betting it can do it with its A09 turbo diesel 8.9-liter inline 6-cylinder in both models, which will be manufactured the company’s new facility in West Virginia. 

“Considering our remarkable success in Class 4-7 in North America, and our growing global presence in the Class 8 market, entering the North American heavy duty segment makes for the next logical step. Not to mention our customers and our dealer network have been asking for this for some time,” said Yoshinori Noguchi, President and CEO of Hino Trucks North America.

The Hino XL Series will include straight truck and tractor configurations ranging from a GVWR of 33,000 to 60,000 lbs. and GCWR up to 66,000 lbs. with max performance of 360 horsepower and 1,150 lb.-ft. torque. With available wheel base selections of up to 304 inches, and tandem axle and fifth wheel configurations, the company is looking to attract a variety of vocations.

The lineup features new active safety solutions with electronic stability control (standard on tractor) and collision mitigation systems, innovative payload management suspension options, and a body builder friendly optimized design that was also engineered for maximum ease of serviceability.

Hino Trucks set out to create a vehicle with best-in-class styling, ergonomics, and valued amenities. “Both drivers and owners are going to love this truck,” said Glenn Ellis, vice president of customer experience.  “The first thing you notice is the styling – the aerodynamic yet bold design could proudly represent any business.  Then you open the door to a wide, easy-access entry and an automotive grade finished interior ready to provide the best service possible to drivers and teams.”

Air-ride cab and driver’s seat, hands-free Bluetooth audio/calling, steering wheel controls, LED headlights, cruise control, and air conditioning are standard on every 2020 model year Hino XL7 and XL8. The trucks will also feature HinoWatch 24/7 roadside assistance, HinoCare maintenance programs. Its fully integrated connected vehicle solution Hino Insight Telematics will be included for free for a one-year while Insight Remote Diagnostics and Insight Case Management are complimentary for five-years.

The company will begin taking orders in late 2018. Production will start in early 2019 in Mineral Wells, WV, at Hino’s one-million square foot facility.

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There is something strange about the way we classify trucks.  There are 5 classes between 10,000 and 33,000 lbs.  and yet  class 8 covers everything above 33000. This does not seem to be a useful classification system.  These trucks  cannot be expected to do similar work to say a 505hp double framed Mack with 58,000lb rears and yet they would both be class 8.

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Agreed, the classifications are outmoded- For example, a 2 axle straight truck can bump in to Class 8 if it has heavy axles. The classes also take no account of trailer towing capability- For example, a class 7 tractor with a 30k# GVW rating could be used to pull triple trailers at over 100k# train weight. Clearly a new classification system is needed.

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9 hours ago, Maxidyne said:

Agreed, the classifications are outmoded- For example, a 2 axle straight truck can bump in to Class 8 if it has heavy axles. The classes also take no account of trailer towing capability- For example, a class 7 tractor with a 30k# GVW rating could be used to pull triple trailers at over 100k# train weight. Clearly a new classification system is needed.

Well another good example-when GM was offering the 8500 with a tandem axle, you know they had a GVW over 33,000 lbs.  Yet they never posted any sales figures for class 8.  How does that work?

Likewise, Ford offers an F-750 with a 37,000 lb GVW.  Class 8 for sure based on the numbers-yet you'll never see a class 8 sale for Ford. (Then again I'VE NEVER SEEN an F-750 advertised in any of the dealer rags with a 37,000 lb tag)  I have seen plenty of 8500 GM tandems however.

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I will welcome these new HINO XL-7 and XL-8 trucks and watch them perform. We are looking to replace 2 2012 INTERNATIONAL Workstar trucks soon because they are nothing but trouble with their Maxxforce 9 engines.

 

Finally HINO TRUCKS grow to a size they can be spec'd for the Municipal market. I hope our HINO TRUCKS dealer brings some demonstration trucks XL7 single axle and XL8 tandem axle with rear-loader refuse compactors (Heil, New Way, Mc Neilus or Loadmaster)...

Too bad NAVITRASH trucks with Maxxjunk have no resale value and no one wants them in trade-in

We have 2  2007 UD 2600 trucks that are powered by HINO J08E engines and they have been very reliable. One thing I like is HINO TRUCKS' warranty of 5 years /250,000 miles.

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Hino Shows Off XL Series Towing & Recovery Trucks

Heavy Duty Truckiing (HDT)  /  November 26, 2018

Hino Trucks expanded its product lineup this past Spring with the introduction of the all-new Class 7 and Class 8 XL Series. Recently featured at the 2018 American Towman show in Baltimore, the trucks featured a fully equipped Miller Industries Century 3212 G2 medium-duty wrecker and an LCG16 Series carrier. The Hino XL7 and XL8 models are powered by Hino’s A09 turbo diesel 8.9L inline 6-cylinder engine boasting a B10 life of 1,000,000 miles.

Production of the new Hino XL7 and XL8 trucks will start in early 2019 and will be assembled in Mineral Wells, W. Va., at Hino’s new one million square foot state-of-the-art production facility.

Hino XL Series has been coupled with the Century 3212 G2 designed with the capability of towing a wide range of vehicles, incuding passenger cars, vans, city tractors, and motor homes. With multi-positional rear jacks, dual 15,000-pound planetary winches and a 16-ton recovery boom, the Century 3212 G2 was designed to handle a wide variety of recovery jobs.

Also on display at the AT Show is the Hino XL Series with a Miller Industries 16-Series LCG (Low Center of Gravity) carrier. The patented design lowers the deck height 5 to 6 inches over conventional carriers. The lower height allows for the transport of taller loads such as forklifts or man-lifts that maybe over-height on a conventional carrier as well as providing better stability during transport.
The Hino XL Series will be offered in a host of straight truck and tractor configurations ranging from a GVWR of 33,000 to 60,000 pounds and GCWR up to 66,000 pounds with max performance of 360 horsepower and 1,150 lb.-ft. torque.

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I like Hino, but that is a clumsy looking truck. The cab and hood don't match.....they're not proportional. Looks like a 48-hour project. Horrible execution.

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On 11/27/2018 at 1:59 PM, kscarbel2 said:

I like Hino, but that is a clumsy looking truck. The cab and hood don't match.....they're not proportional. Looks like a 48-hour project. Horrible execution.

Is that just a 500 series Hino with the Cab moved back & a bonnet (Hood) fitted???  Al la "Strator"

or is It a bit more involved than that??

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1 hour ago, Hayseed said:

Is that just a 500 series Hino with the Cab moved back & a bonnet (Hood) fitted???  Al la "Strator"

or is It a bit more involved than that??

Exactly, it's a 500 series cab with a bonnet. It's not proportional.....the standard 500 cab is too narrow. It looks goofy behind that wide hood.

We all know pairing a COE cab with a bonnet can work great (e.g. Argosy), but this is a poor execution.

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Doesn't look any worse than some of the late model Lexus cars and SUV's!

You what is really crazy?  Between the Tundra and the class 3-4 Hino Toyota doesn't offer any class 3 conventional trucks.  No 3/4 or 1 ton pickups, no chassis-cabs.  Why?

 

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1 hour ago, RoadwayR said:

Doesn't look any worse than some of the late model Lexus cars and SUV's!

You what is really crazy?  Between the Tundra and the class 3-4 Hino Toyota doesn't offer any class 3 conventional trucks.  No 3/4 or 1 ton pickups, no chassis-cabs.  Why?

Of course Toyota used to offer a 1-ton cab & chassis in the US market with either single or dual tire configuration, and it sold very well. Penske Leasing ran thousands.

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1 hour ago, kscarbel2 said:

Of course Toyota used to offer a 1-ton cab & chassis in the US market with either single or dual tire configuration, and it sold very well. Penske Leasing ran thousands.

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Looks very much like A Dyna Chassis with a Hilux Cab Fitted, To Me..

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