Hino Motors adds new vehicle to small-sized bus Hino Liésse II series
equipped with electronic-control 6-speed automatic transmission realizing fuel economy operations
- All series vehicles in compliance with Japan’s 2006 illumination device safety standards -
Hino Motors, Ltd., has added a new vehicle equipped with electronic-control 6-speed automatic transmission (“electronic control 6-speed AT”) that realizes fuel economy operation and newly developed N04C-TG diesel engine to the Hino Liésse II series of small-sized buses, which it released today for sale.
At the same time, it released the entire Hino Liésse II series, which has been improved for a further enhancement of product competitiveness in compliance with the 2006 illumination device safety standards of Japan set to go into effect in January 2006.
The new vehicle added to the line realizes improved fuel efficiency (customer’s economic efficiency), a reduction in CO2 emissions through fuel economy and improved silence through the synergistic effect of an engine that demonstrates high torque from the low engine RPM range and the new AT that gives life to the characteristics of the engine. Furthermore, starting and hill-climbing performance and engine braking performance have also been improved while also supporting driving ease.
The Hino Liésse II vehicles (all with diesel engines) are equipped with the sophisticated clean diesel system DPR and are in compliance with the various environmental and certification systems including the New Short-Term Emission Regulations, Ultra-Low PM Emission Diesel Vehicle Certification System (☆☆☆☆, 85% reduction) by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, “Good Low-Emission Vehicle” designation in the Low-Emission Vehicle Designation System promoted by Tokyo, Chiba, Saitama, and Kanagawa Prefectures, and the cities of Yokohama, Kawasaki, Chiba, and Saitama, and “Lev-6” designation in the LEV-6 Low-Emission Vehicle Certification System promoted by Osaka, Kyoto, and Hyogo Prefectures as well as the cities of Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe.
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|1||Grants for activities of trees and flower planting||Development of an avenue of cherry trees in the Ikoma Fureai Center||Ikoma Rotary Club|
|2||Grants for natural environment conservation activities||Monkey watching - intra-species coexistence||Tokyo Wild Japanese Monkey Observation Group|
|Community forest conservation and dissemination activities at the Tama Zoo Park||Tama Hills Community Forest Conservation Activity Group|
|Scenery conservation activities in Asuka Village and the development of an international network||Asuka Scenery Conservation Volunteer Association|
|Additional surveys and symposium for old and exceptional trees in the Chichibu area||NPO Group for Thinking About the Environment of Chichibu|
|Expansion of the shinaimotsugo habitat pond through the foster parent program||NPO Shinaimotsugo Village Group|
|3||Grants for surveys and research conductive to the conservation of the natural environment||Bioecological surveys for the production of "The Living Yura River", supplementary nature learning reader||Wildlife Survey and Research Association|
|Reassessment of the disappearing community-level natural environment||NPO Eco-Life|
|Impact of feral raccoons on native species||Hinode Mujina Club Ecology Team|
|4||Grants for cultivating activities to the conservation of the natural environment||Production of a Shikoku frog field guide and frog ecological surveys in Kochi Prefecture||NPO Shikoku Natural History Research Center|
|Activities to contribute to nature conservation in southern Ibaraki Prefecture||Tsuchiura Vegetation Friends Society|
|Publication of Nagaike Park dragonfly field guide||Nagaike Park Wildlife Field Guide Workshop|
|Contributions to "green environment education" for elementary school students taking the next generation into account||Tama Sakura 100-Year Story Forum|
|"Forest School" nature conservation and protection education for youth||Tanzawa Nature Protection Association|