New automatic Hino 500 MDT now available in Middle East

The latest version of its versatile vehicle is now available for Euro 3 engine markets in the GCC

Hino Motors has launched an automatic transmission update to the increasingly popular lineup of its Hino 500 Series Medium Duty Truck (MDT) range in the Middle East.

The latest version of its versatile vehicle is only available in its Euro 3 engine variants – so does not include the UAE – and includes multiple features to enhance safety and comfort for drivers and passengers, said the Japanese marque in a statement.

It continued: “Every aspect of the Hino 500 Series MDT’s cabin has been engineered to bring greater convenience, from the two-level steps and large inside door handle grips that give easy access to the driving seat to the brightly illuminated combination meter and LCD screen that offer a clear view of the vehicle’s instrument readings. The semi-floating cabin structure is mounted using a special bush that greatly reduces the amount of vibration experienced during driving, leading to increased passenger comfort and lessening the need for maintenance.”

The 500 comes with a number of robust safety features suitable for the region including a collapsible steering column, shock-absorbing steering, a steel-plate door impact beam and robust mainframe reinforcement.

According to Hino, the chassis incorporates a web frame structure that ensures greater durability levels, while a metal bumper reinforcement is installed behind fiber bumper frame for enhanced collision protection: “The full air-brake system provides a high level of initial braking force and features a dual-circuit brake line for improved safety, as well as easier maintenance due to the fluidless nature of the system. Under-run protectors have been adopted at the front and rear of some models, and the vehicle is also fitted with large multi-reflected headlights to provide a clear view at night.”

“We are delighted to introduce the all-new automatic transmission variant of the Euro 3 Hino 500 Series MDT to the Middle East market. This versatile vehicle further builds on the success of the 500 Series to bring greater performance, safety and value to our customers in the region,” added Satoshi Matsumoto, managing director, Hino Motors Middle East. “Owners will also benefit from the best sales, spare parts, and service solutions thanks to Hino’s ‘total support’ philosophy, which aims to ensure their needs are met throughout the lifecycle of their vehicle.”


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