HINO 500 series is designed to have the flexibility to meet these needs and evolve into a truck that is suitable for your business.
Exterior and interior
Flexible body-building capability meets various needs
Taylor made solutions for your business.
Customers in many countries around the world continue to use the HINO 500 series for its performance, powerful driving performance, good environmental friendliness, and fuel efficiency. But not only that; another reason that we believe, that they can be adapted to the user’s needs thanks to their good body-building capability. In order to maintain a sufficient body-building area, the HINO 500 series adopts a chassis layout where the air tank and brake peripherals are located behind the cab.
What will you carry? What kind of body do you plan to build to carry it in ? The HINO 500 series is designed to have the flexibility to meet these needs and evolve into a truck that is suitable for your business.
Good transport quality
The HINO 500 series has been developed with attention to “transport quality” with the aim of developing a truck capable of delivering products such as perishable food and precision equipment in the best possible condition. The taper-leaf suspension helps absorb vibrations from road bumps that can be a major cause of cargo collapse and damage with flexibility and good rigidity. And then there is the multiple-leaf suspension that is designed to deliver high durability. Using different variations of these suspensions, the HINO 500 series comes in a variety of model variations that take into account different operating environments and conditions and what the truck will be transporting. It is only because we place importance on the success of our customers businesses that we offer these “transport quality” features found in the HINO 500 series.
With fewer leaves, the taper-leaf suspension is designed with the aim of producing less interleaf friction and delivering a flat riding feel. With few high-strength components, the suspension also delivers high durability.
Total comfort for the driver
The concept of keyword for the driver’s space is “Roundish & Flat space interior”. The top edge of the instrument panel is designed low to keep good front visibility. Switches used while driving are all laid out for easy viewing and operation.
In addition to good visibility and operability, the interior environment of the HINO 500 series is loaded with various ideas that aim to deliver a sense of security and envelop its occupants such as the driver’s seat, which has been designed to provide a good bucket seat feel, the cabin’s spacious leg room, and its black/tray interior, which gives the cabin a premium feel.
The steering wheel’s position is adjustable up and down.
The meters faces are lit with LED to help ensure good visibility and long operating lifetimes.
Suspended Pedal Unit
These pedals are designed with the aim of allowing drivers to step down on the pedals towards the floor in a natural motion without having to fully extend their foot. The pedals are also adjusted to the ideal height with the aim of reducing fatigue.
Engine and safety
Offering reliability is the heart of HINO
What we aimed for in the HINO 500 series was a level of “reliability” that would make sense to many of its users. In addition to its fuel-efficient and low- emission design, the HINO 500 series is designed with the aim of delivering powerful driving performance, high durability, ergonomic comfort as well as good transport quality and flexible body-building capability. With good levels of performance all round, the 500 series is an embodiment of HINO’s no- compromise spirit of product development and its advanced technologies the result of tests repeated many times based on data gathered from various countries around the world. However, the HINO 500 series’ claim to “reliability” rests not only on the reliability of the product itself. If you demand levels of “reliability” that exceed expectations in a medium- duty truck, we believe you will eventually arrive at the HINO 500 series.
Tomorrow’s technology for today’s environment
A clean truck that delivers both low emissions and fuel efficiency.
HINO’s passion for R&D is what drives all aspects of HINO’s environment features. The J Series engines on the HINO 500 series are based on low-emission, fuel- efficient technologies that HINO can be proud of. For example, the engine employs a “common rail fuel injection system”- a cooperative engine control system – with the aim of achieving optimum control of the fuel injection process to produce low NOx and PM emissions as well as enhanced fuel efficiency and low CO2 emissions. The engine units of the HINO 500 series were designed with HINO’s advanced technology and for contributing to reducing the operation costs of business.
J Series Engine
This engine is designed to bring together environmental friendliness and fuel efficiency.
Optimized aerodynamic design
The HINO 500 series styling is based on our aerodynamic research and helps enhance fuel efficiency
High levels of durability, reliability and driving performance.
Power with durability There is a reason why a large number of existing customers of the HINO 500 series have good things to say about the series durability, reliability and driving performance. The HINO 500 series development was based on studies of various operating conditions around the world. Additionally, we have gathered trucks that have been on the road under various conditions for 1-1.5 million kilometers and studied them. We then derived vehicular and performance specs based on these data, and conducted various tests throughout the development process. This was how the series was developed. Because of this background, we believe every single part delivers powerful driving performance while achieving good fuel efficiency. We hope that this truck, which you may be encountering soon, will meet your expectations, too.