30 July, 2014
Hino Enjoying Strong Interest After Show
used the show to preview our new 500-Series 2626 long-wheelbase
freight carrier as well as to promote Hino's winning achievements in the
comparative test between four major brands of medium commercial
vehicles conducted by a local transport magazine earlier this year,"
explained Hino SA vice president Ernie Trautmann.
The Hino 2626 6x2 is an ideal vehicle for the versatile transport
requirements of large agricultural operations with excellent load
carrying capacity (26 000kg GVM) and an economical power train while
enjoying the support of a countrywide dealer network which has now grown
to 62 outlets, many of which are well situated to service rural
The Hino 300-Series, which has been a leader in the local MCV market
virtually since its introduction to the SA market as the Toyota Dyna in
1965, fared particularly well in the MCV comparison test run over three
legs, which included driving laden and unladen between Hartebeesport and
Belfast and a test session at the Gerotek facility.
The overall winner was the Hino 300-Series 915, which competed in the
8/9-ton GVM class. It not only came out as the most fuel efficient
truck in its class but was also the overall winner in both the payload
and productivity categories. The 915 truck on show at Nampo was suitably
adorned with a huge red rosette - the sign of a winner.
The Hino 300-Series 714, competing in the 6/7-ton GVM category, also
fared very well in the comparison test, coming out best in class in
terms of both payload and productivity.
"Hino has a long history of involvement with the South African
farming community and its parent company, Toyota South Africa, was in
fact built on the back of introducing commercial vehicles to this
country before adding passenger vehicles to the range," added Trautmann.
"Hino therefore values the support it enjoys from the agricultural
sector and as such we have been long and loyal supporters of the iconic
Nampo Show. As mentioned earlier we are again very satisfied with the
response to our latest display and interaction with the local farming
community and are sure it will generate additional sales."