Truck Product Conference 2019

Hino delivering new models, configurations for 2021 MY

Dec. 9, 2019
NTEA Truck Product Conference 2019 coverage

Hino Trucks, which enjoyed record growth for the seventh consecutive year in 2018, according to the company, provided 2021 model-year updates during the 2019 Truck Product Conference.

The manufacturer’s 2021 model-year updates for its M Series Class 4 and 5 cab over engine trucks include a new grille design and LED headlights, new lane departure warning active safety system option, new Aisin A465HD six-speed automatic transmission and enhanced interior features, including new A/T shift lever, steering wheel, gauge cluster and driver’s seat belt sensor.

The shift lever features a gear hold button for improved power in certain situations, such as driving up an incline.

The company’s 2021 model-year Class 6 and 7 conventional trucks, part of the new L Series, feature a new grille design, LED headlight options, lower air spoiler, new wheelbase options, Extended Cab and Crew Cab options, new active safety system options for air brake models, including electronic stability control, lane departure warning, collision mitigation system and adaptive cruise control, and an all-new interior carried over from the Hino XL Series.

For the conventional and XL series, optional cab lengths include an extra 30 inches in the Extended Cab and an extra 44.8 inches in the Crew Cab.

Hino’s Class 7 and 8 XL Series for the 2021 model year features a communications change for the CAN line body, which commonizes conventional and XL Series trucks, new adaptive cruise control, driver’s seat belt sensor, and a snow plow package with an 18,000-pound gross vehicle weight axle and front frame extension.

Wheelbase modifications are not recommended in the XL Series, Hino said.

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