Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), the exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the country, introduced the newest addition to its 500 Series of medium-duty trucks, the all-new Hino FL 10-wheeler via Facebook livestream launch, which marks the company’s first virtual launch in the country. Designed to provide Total Support, the new FL 10-wheeler truck sets a new standard for medium-duty trucks with its improved safety and comfort, superior reliability and optimum fuel economy. With all these features, the Hino FL 10-wheeler truck is ready to cater to the various trucking and logistics needs of Filipinos across the nation.
“We at Hino will always be a committed and solid business partner that continuously innovates and adapts to the changing needs of our customers. We expand our product portfolio and broaden our trucking solutions to provide our customers with the right Hino truck that meets their business needs. With this new Hino truck, we aim to partner with more businesses and establishments and support more Filipinos in this time of need. We assure our customers of the Hino promise of reducing total running cost and downtime and maximizing lifetime value through the excellent quality of our after-sales services”, said HMP Chairman Vicente T. Mills, Jr.
HMP President Mitsuharu Tabata further highlighted the new 10-wheeler truck’s significance to Hino’s decades-long mission. “Every part of the new truck unit is engineered to deliver powerful performance. Like its predecessors, the truck bears the premium Japanese quality Hino is globally known for. This new truck embodies Hino’s mission of making the world a better place by helping people and goods get where they need to go – safely, economically and environmentally responsible”, shared Mitsuharu.
The new Hino 500 truck, which is known as the FL8J truck model, can support a load capacity of up to 18,620 kilograms and a total gross vehicle weight of 26,000 kg. It is powered by Hino J08E, a six-cylinder and Euro4-compliant engine that delivers increased output, greater cooling, improved fuel efficiency and lower carbon emission. The truck uses a nine-speed manual transmission system and has 320-liter fuel capacity.
It can reach up to a top speed of 108 kph and drive up a 40.4 percent grade at full load capacity. Its suspension features semi-elliptical leaf springs on both the front and the rear. Highlighting Hino’s emphasis on safety, the new FL truck is equipped with full-air dual circuit brakes with anti-lock braking system (ABS), featuring leading and trailing shoe brake system with auto brake shoe adjuster and air operated spring brake to assist during parking.
The truck is built with Hino’s Easy Start (ES) technology, which assists the driver in safely maneuvering the vehicle during steep inclines by maintaining a braking force that prevents the truck from rolling backward and avoiding accidentals. The ES technology simultaneously allows the driver to reduce fatigue by resting their feet off the brake pedals and automatically releasing the brakes once the clutch is engaged.
This feature, which operates in both forward and reverse gears, optimizes the truck’s overall performance by minimizing maintenance costs through reduced stress placed on the brakes and clutch while boosting driver comfort and safety. The easy-to-adjust seat suspension system is ergonomically designed to secure a smooth and safe ride for the driver and helps prevent back injuries. The truck’s air conditioning system,power windows and doors are all strategically assembled to boost the driver’s comfort, performance and productivity.
The all-new Hino FL truck is available in all Hino 3S dealerships nationwide at the starting price of P3,775,000 for a 32-foot body. Customers may request a quotation online through Hino’s official Facebook account or website. For the complete list of Hino dealership locations and other contact information, customers may refer to this link. Other corporate announcements and promo updates are also available on Hino’s official website and its Facebook and Twitter accounts.