Hino Trucks sets U.S. launch plan for new Class 5 cab-over

Hino Trucks new Class 5 195 and 195h COE trucks will be arriving at qualified Hino dealerships across the country this fall. Available with a Diesel (195) or Diesel-Electric Hybrid (195h) powertrain, the 19,500 GVW trucks feature 210 HP and 440 ft/lbs of torque from Hino's 5-liter J05E Series engine.

The launch of this new cab-over product line offers Hino dealers an opportunity to reach new customers and establishes Hino Trucks as the measure of quality, durability, reliability and hybrid technology in the cab-over market. "A successful launch of our new cab-over models is imperative to provide our customers and dealers with a competitive, world-class cab-over," said Glenn Ellis, Vice President of Marketing for Hino Trucks. "Over the past several months, the management team at Hino has monitored the truck market rebound, the U.S. economy, and foreign currency exchange rates to develop a plan that supported our customers and dealers in the short term, while sustaining a business model for the long term. With these factors in mind, the introduction of the cab-over truck is on track." 

The first diesel cab-over trucks will arrive to Hino dealers in August. Due to a limited supply of initial diesel-electric hybrid cab-over trucks, the release of these vehicles will begin in the state of California in September. As more product becomes available in early 2013, a staged roll out for the remaining markets will be implemented.

Both COE models feature an ergonomically friendly wide cab with a North American standard 33" frame rail width, a 56,900 PSI frame, and a standard center mounted rear fuel tank. The cab's styling emphasizes aerodynamics and visibility with an angled windshield, narrow pillars and rounded-radius curves. Inside, the new cab uses its increased width to provide room for drivers up to 6' 6" tall, seating for three and a versatile mobile workspace with a variety of organizational storage options.

In addition to a Diesel-Electric Hybrid option, the 195 model meets EPA 2010 emission regulations by utilizing an optimized SCR system - with no credits required. For Hino Trucks, the ability to meet strict emissions and fuel efficiency guidelines affordably without compromising driving power and performance is important.

Designed from the ground-up for the U.S. with the benefit of six generations of technology evolution and more than 10,000 production vehicles already on the road around the world - solidifies Hino as the leader in commercial truck diesel-electric hybrid technology. Hino's diesel-electric COE model stackup from both an environmental and a financial standpoint - the only commercial diesel-electric COE in the market to do so.

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