A new year, and decade, brings some changes for Hino and their product line of class 5-8 trucks. Recently announced, Hino Trucks has gone away from their long-known model names that have been a tell-tale for the Gross Vehicle Weight rating of the respective chassis. What does this change mean for you, when you’re shopping for your truck? It only makes things easier when choosing purchasing your next Hino models!
The Cab Over Engine (COE) models, formerly known as the 155 and 195, are now the “M Series”. And will be built per your needs with the appropriate designation of Hino M4 and Hino M5. The 2021 model year “M Series” trucks will be upgraded to include a brand new grille design, optional LED headlights, all-new gauge cluster and first-of-its-kind fully integrated OE designed Lane Departure Warning System! This is a great new face-lift for an outstanding medium duty truck.
Hino’s conventional cab trucks also got some attention! Your favorite Hino models 258, 268, and 338 are now re-branded to the “L Series”. These chassis with ratings of 25,500 – 33,000 Lbs are now “L6” and “L7” Hino models. When ordering your 2021 Hino, you will notice some improvements in the exterior with a sleek new bumper and grille design, and the trucks will still have optional extended cab and crew cab designs with rear zone A/C and heat. That’s not all on these trucks. Safety was also a priority in the redesign, and they have included updates to add Collision Mitigation Systems, Lane Departure Warning and Active Cruise Control!
Recently announced at the Work Truck Show in 2018, the Hino XL Series is in production and is the “new kid on the block” in the class 7 and 8 categories. The XL7 and XL8 have options for single and tandem axle straight truck application and single axle tractor configurations! These Hino models boast standard LED headlights, advanced safety systems, and a huge windshield for best-in-class visibility. Extended cab, crew cab options, and an XL snow plow package, are coming spring/summer of 2020.
We look forward to helping your business with any of your truck needs with Hino! Contact your sales executive to ask about this product line, or visit our Hino Specialists at JX Truck Center – Bolingbrook, IL.
Author: Nathan Heller, Truck Sales Executive