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Hino Trucks enters US Class 8 arena with new XL Series

March 13, 2018
See how Hino's new XL Series launches the firm into the US Class 8 market for the first time.

Hino Trucks has unveiled its new line of trucks that carry the name Hino XL Series. This all-new lineup rounds out the Hino Trucks Class 7 product offering and launches the firm into the Class 8 market for the first time in the United States.

The Hino XL7 and XL8 models are powered by Hino’s A09 turbo diesel 8.9-liter inline six-cylinder engine that provides a B10 life of 1,000,000 miles.

“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 chief executive officer of Hino Trucks North America.

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 lbs and GCWR up to 66,000 lbs with maximum performance of 360 horsepower and 1,150 ft-lbs of torque. Available wheelbase selections of up to 304 inches, and tandem axle and fifth wheel configurations make this a versatile truck for many vocational applications.

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

Hino set out to create a vehicle with best-in-class styling, ergonomics, and valued amenities. Air-ride cab and driver’s seat, hands-free Bluetooth audio/calling, steering wheel controls, LED headlights, cruise control, and air-conditioning are a few of the features that will be standard equipment on every 2020 model year Hino XL7 and XL8.

The benefits current Hino customers receive—from HinoWatch 24/7 roadside assistance and HinoCare maintenance programs to the fully integrated connected vehicle solution Hino Insight—will be benefits for Hino XL Series customers. Hino Insight Telematics carries a one-year complimentary subscription, while Insight Remote Diagnostics and Insight Case Management are complimentary for five years.

Production of the new Hino XL7 and XL8 will start in early 2019. The new lineup will be assembled in Mineral Wells WV at the fully renovated one-million-square-foot production facility Hino acquired in 2017.

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