Hino revels in Brisbane Truck Show honour

Hino2 Award sponsor NTI's Craig Carmody presents the award to Hino product strategy manager Daniel Petrovski Hino2
Hino1 The 500 Series Wide Cab was awarded 'Best Light/Medium Duty Truck' at the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show Hino1
Hino3 The world's first look at the Hino 300 Series 4x4 Hino3
Hino4 The Hino stand at the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show Hino4

All-new 500 Series Wide Cab ticked all the right boxes to claim its first award


Hino Australia is pleased that its all-new 500 Series Wide Cab bagged an award at its inaugural major public showcase.

It won the title of the Best Light or Medium Duty Truck at the 2017 Brisbane Truck Show Awards.

The award was based on a number of criteria including, technical innovation, safety and customer support measures such as the delivery time, distribution network and value for money.

"The Hino 500 Series Wide Cab has a strong package of vehicle safety and reduction in driver fatigue through the matching of attractive engine and automatic driveline options," one of the judges said.

The 500 Series Wide Cabs are supported by Hino Advantage, a suite of business building systems and over 60 dealerships and service centres across the country.

"We are delighted and honoured to be recognised as the Best Light or Medium Duty Truck at the country’s premier truck show," Hino Motor Sales Australia chairman and CEO Steve Lotter says.

"The Hino 500 Series Wide Cab boasts the most comprehensive active safety package of any Japanese truck in the medium duty truck category including Vehicle Stability Control as standard – an Australian first for this class of Japanese built trucks.

"As a result of customer feedback, we have expanded our transmission range offerings including three different six-speed automatic variants with fuel efficient Allison units with a push button shift selector."

Hino’s stand at the Truck Show featured a selection of trucks from its light, medium and heavy duty ranges including interactive areas where visitors could learn about Hino Traq telematics and other elements of the Hino Advantage suite of business building tools.

A prototype of the new Hino 300 Series 4x4 – on display for the first time in the world - was one of the more popular attractions on the Japanese manufacturer’s stand.

Lotter said the Brisbane Truck Show was more than just an opportunity to demonstrate the depth of the company’s range – it was also about the evolution of the Hino brand and business. 

"Two years ago, we celebrated our 50th anniversary in Australia at the show.

"This year’s stand focused on our evolution as a trusted business partner that provides our customers with high quality products and business building solutions such as Hino Advantage – all of which were on display at the Show."

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