Hino Trucks, Novi, Michigan, announced it has unified its entire lineup of trucks, including model names, to make it easier to match customers with trucks best suited for their needs.
Hino has announced its new M Series Class 4/5 cab over engine (COE) trucks and new L Series Class 6/7 conventional trucks, which, combined with Hino’s recently launched XL Series Class 7/8 vehicles, creates a cohesive family of commercial trucks.
Hino says the badges aren’t the only updates. Each vehicle now contains larger cab configurations and a full suite of features designed to add safety, durability, flexibility and connectivity options.
The new COE truck models carry Hino M4 and Hino M5 badging with the number in the naming scheme representing gross vehicle weight (GVW) class. For 2021, these trucks have been upgraded with an all-new grille design complete with optional LED headlights and HD six-speed Aisin automatic transmission with gear hold feature.
The new conventional line is represented by the Hino L6 and Hino L7 models with what Hino says is a “bolder” front fascia with optional LED headlights. The cab interior has been re-engineered with an automotive grade finish designed for commercial use and improved functionality, steering wheel controls, a large 7-inch LCD multi-information display, more storage and leg room. There are also now an array of safety systems available on the Hino L Series, including Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Collision Mitigation System (CMS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Active Cruise Control (ACC) and driver’s seatbelt sensor. New wheelbase options and extended and crew cab configurations are available as well.
“Having extended and crew cab choices will help us better serve our customers’ operational needs and open up new markets for our trucks,” says Glenn Ellis, senior vice president of customer experience. “It’s impressive how accommodating and spacious both cabs are. Our engineering and design team really did an outstanding job with our new full lineup.”
The 30-inch extended cab will have seating for five people, and the 44-inch crew cab will have full-size doors, seat six passengers and provide the comfort of rear-zone air conditioning and heat.
The Hino XL Series also gets new advantages for 2021 model year, including the extended cab and crew cab configurations and a snow plow package complete with an 18,000-pound GVW front axle and front frame extensions. The Hino XL7 and XL8 will now come standard with a driver’s seatbelt sensor and available ACC, building on the trucks’ ESC, CMS and LDW active safety solutions.
Hino Trucks dealers are now accepting orders for the new 2021 models. The extended and crew cab variants will be added in the spring and the XL snow plow package in summer.