· Enhanced riding comfort
Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Hino in the UAE, has announced the launch of the redesigned medium duty Hino 500 Series truck, the company’s second launch in a few months, following the introduction of the Hino 300 series hybrid.
Featuring a redesigned exterior, a host of enhanced safety features and driver comfort amenities, the 2017 Hino 500 Series continues to deliver on the company’s promise of quality, durability and reliability, and is purpose-built to suit the needs of the local market to support customers’ businesses.
The latest generation of the Hino 500 Series trucks comes with a 7.7 L Euro 3 compliant engine equipped with a high pressure common rail fuel injection system and turbocharger/intercooler technology to achieve lower emissions and uncompromised power and fuel efficiency. The electronic control common rail technology in the engine allows it to maintain power and higher fuel economy performance under any driving condition.
Ramez Hamdan, General Manager of Hino at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “This year is proving very positive for Hino, as we continue to grow our market share and introduce new products that meet our customers’ needs. Just last month, we launched the UAE’s first hybrid truck in the form of the Hino 300 Series hybrid, and the introduction of the Hino 500 Series allows us to offer a different solution to meet multiple sectors looking for a reliable truck that offers a host of advanced safety and driver comfort features. With companies increasingly aware of the need to reduce emissions and reliance on fossil fuels, the Hino 500 Series also maximizes efficiency and significantly reduces consumption thanks to class-leading engine and transmission choices.”
The medium duty Hino500 Series offers a wide possibility of applications, such as tipper trucks, curtain siders, reefer trucks as well as general cargo, making it a real all-rounder. The truck also features a range of safety features including ABS, Front Underrun Protection System (FUPS), Rear Underrun Protection System (RUPS) and much more.
Stepping into the cabin of the truck, drivers can look forward to a much more comfortable and ergonomic working environment. Riding comfort is improved thanks to a semi-floating construction for the cab mount and mounting bushes, resulting in reduced road vibrations better ride comfort and reduced cabin noise. The driver’s seat was also re-designed to better fit the driver’s body and alleviate fatigue over long-distance driving, while bed space for resting is located behind the seat. The optimised cab provides better visibility, better arrangement of the instrument cluster and efficient air flow to keep cool in traffic.
“Providing a more comfortable driving experience is proven to reduce fatigue and in turn increase safety on the roads,” explained Hamdan. “The addition of redesigned multi-reflector headlights for better night visibility and the ergonomic LCD driver multi-information display also mean better road attentiveness under any driving condition.”
For more information about Hino trucks, customers can visit any of the Hino 3S facilities (Sales, Spare parts and Service) in Dubai, Sharjah or Abu Dhabi, call 800 Hinosales (800 446672537) or check the full line-up at http://www.hino.ae/.
About Al-Futtaim Motors
Al-Futtaim Motors is the exclusive distributor of Toyota, Lexus, Hino trucks and Toyota Material Handling Equipment in the UAE. Established in 1955, Al-Futtaim Motors is considered the largest company within the Al-Futtaim Automotive Group, whose vision is to be the automotive company of choice, by providing value-based customer experiences, enabled by an empowered and engaged workforce. The company operates a large network of showrooms and service centres, offering world class service at every touch point of the customer journey.
Al-Futtaim Motors not only leads the rapid development of the automotive business in the United Arab Emirates while contributing to its Principals’ worldwide growth, but also spearheads the automotive environmental movement, having started the sustainable mobility journey six years ago with the introduction of automotive hybrid solutions into the UAE market.
Today, Al-Futtaim Motors offers eco-conscious businesses and individuals the largest choice of hybrid solutions through Lexus, Toyota and Hino.
About Al-Futtaim Motors HINO
Al-Futtaim Motors was established in 1955 and is the exclusive distributor of Toyota, Lexus, Hino trucks and Toyota Material Handling in the UAE. The company operates a large network of showrooms and service centres, offering world class service at every touch point of the customer journey. Al-Futtaim Motors is the largest company within Al-Futtaim Automotive group, whose vision is to be the automotive company of choice, by providing value-based customer experiences, enabled by an empowered and engaged workforce. Today, Al-Futtaim Motors is the largest distributor of automobiles and automotive products and leads the rapid development of the automotive business in the United Arab Emirates, whilst significantly contributing to its Principals’ worldwide growth.
HINO Motors Ltd, which is a subsidiary of TOYOTA Motor Corporation, founded in 1910. It was established as a separate company in 1942 and entered in alliance with Toyota Group in 1966. Under the HINO brand, HINO Motors Ltd. represents the Toyota Group in the global market for trucks and buses. The new HINO 300Series light duty truck is manufactured in Hamura Plant in Japan, 50km away from Tokyo, in the same plant where HINO produces Toyota’s best-selling SUVs Prado and FJ cruisers while using high level of reliability through the Toyota Production System. For more information please log in to www.hino.ae
© Press Release 2017