Al-Futtaim Motors launches new Hino 500 Series in the UAE

  • Redesigned exterior
  • New innovative safety features
  • Enhanced riding comfort

Al-Futtaim Motors, leader in sustainable mobility and exclusive distributor of Hino in the UAE, has announced the launch of the redesigned medium duty Hino 500 Series truck, the company’s second launch in a few months, following the introduction of the Hino 300 series hybrid.

Featuring a redesigned exterior, a host of enhanced safety features and driver comfort amenities, the 2017 Hino 500 Series continues to deliver on the company’s promise of quality, durability and reliability, and is purpose-built to suit the needs of the local market to support customers’ businesses.

The latest generation of the Hino 500 Series trucks comes with a 7.7 L Euro 3 compliant engine equipped with a high pressure common rail fuel injection system and turbocharger/intercooler technology to achieve lower emissions and uncompromised power and fuel efficiency. The electronic control common rail technology in the engine allows it to maintain power and higher fuel economy performance under any driving condition.

Ramez Hamdan, General Manager of Hino at Al-Futtaim Motors, said: “This year is proving very positive for Hino, as we continue to grow our market share and introduce new products that meet our customers’ needs. Just last month, we launched the UAE’s first hybrid truck in the form of the Hino 300 Series hybrid, and the introduction of the Hino 500 Series allows us to offer a different solution to meet multiple sectors looking for a reliable truck that offers a host of advanced safety and driver comfort features. With companies increasingly aware of the need to reduce emissions and reliance on fossil fuels, the Hino 500 Series also maximizes efficiency and significantly reduces consumption thanks to class-leading engine and transmission choices.”

The medium duty Hino500 Series offers a wide possibility of applications, such as tipper trucks, curtain siders, reefer trucks as well as general cargo, making it a real all-rounder. The truck also features a range of safety features including ABS, Front Underrun Protection System (FUPS), Rear Underrun Protection System (RUPS) and much more.

Stepping into the cabin of the truck, drivers can look forward to a much more comfortable and ergonomic working environment. Riding comfort is improved thanks to a semi-floating construction for the cab mount and mounting bushes, resulting in reduced road vibrations better ride comfort and reduced cabin noise. The driver’s seat was also re-designed to better fit the driver’s body and alleviate fatigue over long-distance driving, while bed space for resting is located behind the seat. The optimised cab provides better visibility, better arrangement of the instrument cluster and efficient air flow to keep cool in traffic.

“Providing a more comfortable driving experience is proven to reduce fatigue and in turn increase safety on the roads,” explained Hamdan. “The addition of redesigned multi-reflector headlights for better night visibility and the ergonomic LCD driver multi-information display also mean better road attentiveness under any driving condition.”