April 9, 2007
Hino Motors releases new heavy-duty trucks Hino Profia featuring light-weight, fuel efficient engine series~ Lineup of truck series in compliance with the Japan New Long-Term Emission Regulations ~
Hino Motors, Ltd. (“Hino”) has released today a heavy-duty truck Hino Profia, of light-weight, fuel-efficient engine series equipped with a newly developed engine model [A09C] as a vehicle conforming to the emission regulations for the year 2005 (New long-term) in Japan. As a result, Hino has completed a lineup of its group of vehicles which are in compliance with Japan’s new long-term emission regulations ranging in Japan from heavy-duty truck Hino Profia, medium-duty truck Hino Ranger, to light-duty truck Hino Dutro respectively equipped with the clean diesel system DPR.
The new engine model [A09C] (piston displacement: 8.9 liters) is a newly developed diesel engine mounted with a 6-cylinder in-line turbo intercooler as the successor of existing engine model [P11C] (piston displacement: 10.5 liters). Similar to the engine model [E13C] (total displacement: 12.9 liters) released earlier, the new engine model [A09C] demonstrates its driving performance without causing the driver to sense that the displacement is a low 8.9 liters by outputting high torque from the low-revolution range based on the engine concept of “low revolution, high torque, and low-fuel consumption”. In addition to the compatibility of environmental performance and fuel performance, the new engine contributes to the improvement of mounting convenience by making the engine compact and light.
With the improved environmental performance of the basic engine and evolution of Hino’s unique clean diesel engine system DPR, NOx and PM values have been reduced further to meet the new long-term emission regulations and offer trucks with advanced environmental performance conforming to “10% reduction in NOx and PM compared to the New Long-Term Emission Regulations“ for trucks of the highest rank among “low emission heavy vehicles” required by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Japan.
Mileage performance of the new engine outputting high torque from the low revolution range is maximized by the efficient fuel saving drive system offered as the standard equipment such as My Drive Master for warning “excessive accelerator opening (excessive pushing on the accelerator)” and “more than necessary engine revving up” and Hino Eco-Run for controlling unnecessary fuel consumption by computer-controlled accelerator opening.
Marketability of trucks and tractors is improved to better serve the needs of customers with a new setting (tractor option setting) such as VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) offering high vehicle-control performance for unstable conditions specific to tractors such as “barrel-roll phenomenon” and “jack-knife phenomenon.”
These models are available only in Japanese domestic market.