By Victoria “NIKE” De Dios
The success of a business especially in moving goods to and from one place requires reliable transportation even before the pandemic disrupted the businesses. Not having reliable transportation leads to financial losses, irate customers and even a bad brand reputation.
Mindful of the need to ramp, Hino Motors Philippines Corporation (HMP), the exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the country, treats drivers to easy and enjoyable rides with its new Hino 300 equipped with fully automatic transmission. And more than the comfort, the reliability and durability will certainly provide peace of mind to every business owner.
Yes, we’re talking about the ever-reliable business partner, the Hino 300.
The Hino 300 series, known for its durability and reliability, has been the preferred partner of starting business owners and established enterprises alike. Now with a fully automatic variant, Hino is poised to fill the gap in the steadily increasing demand for small-lot delivery vehicles.
“The pandemic has prompted great changes in transportation and logistics. As e-commerce continues to grow, so does the need for more small cargo carriers and drivers who can conveniently operate them. Hino’s new light duty truck with a true automatic transmission addresses this concern, offering great ease in operability that even new and less-skilled drivers can drive with much confidence and safety,” said HMP President Mitsuharu Tabata.
Hino’s fully automatic truck, the XZU600LA, comes with an upgraded safety package consisting of an SRS airbag and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). This makes Hino the first automotive company in the country to offer such features on a light duty truck. With a true automatic transmission, drivers get less fatigued, thereby improving attentiveness on the road. All these add to the overall safety of the driver, vehicle and cargo.
Furthermore, a fully automatic transmission eliminates all hassles on clutch maintenance and repairs. This also helps achieve a more consistent fuel consumption, which is crucial for trucks operating around the clock and drivers having different driving behaviors. A traditional manual transmission’s fuel consumption is greatly influenced by the driver’s skill. A fully automatic transmission, however, makes it easier for business owners to plan and rationalize their operations ahead of time. Overall, a true automatic truck provides real benefits for business owners such as more uptime on operations, lower maintenance costs and consistent fuel consumption, all of which lead to better profits.
The Hino 300 series comes in 11 variants for a wide range of loading capacity from 3,800 to 8,500kg gross vehicle weight. Equipped with a Euro 4-compliant N04C engine, these trucks pack superior power at 136 PS for the XZU302 to 600L and 150 PS for the XZU710 to 730L. On torque, these trucks pull up to 390Nm for the 302 to 600L and up to 420Nm on the 710 to 730L series. That’s higher power and efficiency compared to most light duty trucks in the market to tackle more load at any road condition.
The new Hino 300 series also features upgraded amenities such as USB and Bluetooth-capable entertainment system, built-in 4-piece air conditioning vents in select variants as well as power doors and windows and overhead consoles for added convenience.
“At Hino, we provide only the best for our customers. With this fully automatic truck, we intend to upgrade our drivers’ experience, giving much consideration for their safety and well-being while enabling them to perform their important role in our communities. This results in mutual benefits for all concerned — drivers, operators and their customers. Such is Hino’s Total Support promise — a holistic, reliable and trusted solutions in every aspect of our and our customers’ operations,” shared Tabata.
To know more about Hino’s latest updates, you may check out https://www.hino.com.ph. Watch out for more exciting announcements by liking https://www.facebook.com/HinoMotorsPH or contact any Hino dealership near you.