Al-Futtaim Motors launches the UAE's first hybrid truck

Light duty Hino 300 Series Hybrid offers cleaner, more efficient transport.

  
Al-Futtaim Motors launches the UAE's first hybrid truck
Light duty Hino 300 Series Hybrid offers cleaner, more efficient transport

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 17, 2017 

In line with its efforts to make a significant difference in the environmental footprint and contribute to a cleaner air quality in the UAE, Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Hino in the UAE, has launched the country’s first hybrid truck at the 8th edition of the Cold Food Chain Conference, which was held on the 5th of April the Meydan Hotel in Dubai.

The Hino 300 Series Hybrid light-duty truck features the world’s first hybrid diesel engine designed to deliver cleaner, more efficient transport solutions. Like the conventional petrol-engine Hino light-duty trucks, the hybrid variants are totally customizable and can be used with mounted chiller body, freezer body or dry cargo box, making them the ideal environmentally friendly transport solution for cold chain and cold storage services.

Ramez Hamdan, Acting Managing Director of Hino at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “We have seen significant growth in the volume of light-duty trucks in the past three years. This growth has been paralleled with serious environmental goals by the UAE Government, to which we have responded by introducing the 2017 Hino 300 Series Hybrid truck, the perfect sustainable commercial vehicle.

“It’s imperative for us to counteract the effects of harmful CO2 emissions, and our hybrid offering is a proven solution for the commercial sector with an impeccable track record worldwide,” explained Hamdan.

By employing a diesel Hybrid system, using a Euro 4 and EVV compliant 4L diesel engine matched to an auxiliary electric motor that is emission-free, the Hino Hybrid drive system significantly reduces exhaust tailpipe emissions when compared to a conventional diesel-engine truck. The Hino Hybrid emits significantly reduced emissions of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, particulate matter and nitrogen oxide.

Hino Hybrid trucks also offer reduced running costs through greatly improved fuel economy and savings on maintenance costs, thanks to the myriad technologies available such as Idle stop, Regenerative braking, Easy Start and take-off assist, and Diesel particulate active reduction filter.

For more information about Hino Hybrid 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/

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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  

Contacts for media:

Suzan Kazzi | Head of Communications – Al-Futtaim Motors | +971 4 206 6178 | +9715 6 686 1887 | suzan.kazzi@alfuttaim.com
Rabih Habayeb | PR Manager Al-Futtaim Motors | +9715 6 417 5367 | rabih.habayeb@alfuttaim.com
Gaydzag Terterian | Associate PR Manager Al-Futtaim Motors | +9715 6 418 7096 | Gaydzag.terterian@alfuttaim.com

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