Hino beefs up its 300 Series Built to Go range

Recently launched light-duty line-up gets new additions

Hino beefs up its 300 Series Built to Go range
Hino's new Tipper and TradeAce models


Shortly after introducing the 300 Series' upgrades for 2020, Hino Australia has expanded its Built to Go (BTG) range.

The 2020 BTG 300 Series range offers new variants including new crew cab models and a new range of alloy tray models, both introduced following customer feedback, Hino notes.

"The Hino BTG range provides high quality, durable and convenient drive-away solutions for car and truck-licenced buyers who require the reliability of a Hino truck with the quality and peace of mind that a 'Hino Genuine' body offers," Hino Australia manager of product strategy Daniel Petrovski says.

"In July, we launched our new 300 Series range, which leads the Japanese-manufactured Australian light-duty truck market in the areas of safety, power and efficiency, offering customers benchmark levels of on-road performance and superior levels of interior ergonomics and comfort.

"With the expansion of the BTG range, Australian customers can now choose from an even broader range of premium BTG trucks that are ready to drive away, avoiding the delivery lead times that can occur with a custom-built truck body."

How the 721 led the way in upgraded 300 Series, here

The Hino TradeAce models are fitted with a Hino Genuine aluminium tray, ladder racks and a Hino Genuine full protection premium bullbar (wide cab) or nudge bar (standard cab).

"The TradeAce range has been expanded and now includes short and medium wheelbase variants in both the standard cab and wide cab models," Petrovski says 

"The 616 and 617 TradeAce and alloy tray variants have a 4 tonne floor rating, while the new 721 models have a massive 6 tonne floor rating."

The TradeAce ladder racks are rated to carry 250kg on short wheelbase models (one rack plus headboard) and 350kg on longer wheelbases (two ladder racks plus headboard).

"In the last decade, we have sold thousands of Hino Genuine alloy trays – feedback from our customers is that they appreciate the strength, durability and look of our high quality aluminium tray," Petrovski says.

Ongoing consultation with customers and dealers resulted in the expansion of the TradeAce models and the addition of new alloy tray models to the BTG range.

"The alloy tray range features the same base aluminium tray body specification as the Hino TradeAce models but without ladder racks and the nudge bar or Bullbar." Petrovski says.

Every Hino aluminium tray features a full size head-board, easy fold and removable drop sides and large rope rails, tray fittings such as latches and hinges all made of zinc plated steel, and mud guards use heavy duty aluminium chequer plate.

Other new additions to the BTG range are the 300 Series crew cab variants, available in both the alloy tray and TradeAce configuration.

"The new crew cab variants are truly versatile vehicles with a tray length similar to the single cab models; a towing capacity of up to 3,500kg; and an increased capacity of 7 seats – it can work hard during the week, and support a family lifestyle on the weekend," Petrovski says.

The new alloy tray and TradeAce range now also includes the new 721 model.

With 205hp and 600Nm of torque when matched to the six-speed double overdrive transmission, the 721 alloy tray and TradeAce variants are available in both single and crew cab variants, and can be rated at a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of either 4,495kg on a car licence or 6,500kg on a light rigid truck licence.

"The Hino alloy tray and TradeAce BTG models are designed to be true hard working trucks that provide a number of options for car-licenced customers."

The Hino SteelAce is the only factory-fitted steel tray BTG product available from a Japanese truck manufacturer in Australia, Hino notes.

"It continues to be the ideal solution for customers who need a tray tough enough to handle hard, heavy work and point loads, whether they are concreters, roof tilers or brick layers carrying equipment such as mixers in the back," Petrovski says.

"With its heavy duty steel chequer plate floor, the Hino SteelAce is tailored for these type of customer applications."

Every Hino SteelAce is fitted with a Hino Genuine full protection premium bullbar and features a full size head-board matched to two steel ladder racks.

All tray fittings, such as latches and guards on the SteelAce use heavy duty steel, and come with removable drop sides with access steps at the front and rear of the body.

The range includes wide cab car-licenced 616 and 617 products that have GVMs of between 4,495 and 5,500kg, as well as 716 and 717 variants with GVMs between 4,495 and 6,500kg.

The Hino 300 Series tipper range is available with a choice of either a manual or true automatic transmissions.

"The 616 standard cab tipper can haul an impressive 1.7 tonnes of payload on a car licence, yet is only 1.9m wide allowing it to squeeze into tight spaces," Petrovski adds.

The wide cab and crew cab variants are available in body lengths between 3.1m and 4m with a payload of up to 4.7 tonne.

Like all new 2020 300 Series trucks, the BTG range features Hino SmartSafe, a comprehensive safety package with advanced driver-assist technology that takes an active focus in protecting the life of drivers, passengers and other road users.

Hino Advantage is a suite of business support solutions that includes a three-year or 100,000km standard warranty, capped price servicing, Hino Genuine parts, 24/7 roadside assist and more.


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