HINO

History & Race Report

In 1991, Hino Motors became the first Japanese truck maker to compete in the Dakar Rally. The race is renowned as the “world’s most grueling rally” and some years as few as 20.5% of competitors reach the finish line. The Hino team has completed the rally consecutively since first taking part.

In 1997, Hino’s team stunned the world with an unprecedented sweep of the top three spots in the overall truck category. Hino subsequently has logged many other high-ranking results including three runner-up finishes as it has continued to be a top contender in the Truck Division. From 1996 to 2002, Hino reigned as the victor of the 10-liter Class. The class was abolished before being reinstated in 2005, after which Hino duly took the title. Hino again took the class crown in 2007 rally and is on winning streak since 2010.

HINO's History in the Dakar Rally

2021

Race appearances

30

Vehicle entered

Car 1: Hino 500 Series (Hino Ranger)

Performance

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Truck Division Overall Under 10-litre Class
Car 1 12th Champion

Course

Jeddah to Ha’il to Jeddah

Total distance

7,812km

2020

Race appearances

29

Vehicle entered

Car 1: Hino 500 Series (Hino Ranger)
Car 2: Hino 600 Series (North America model truck)

Performance

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Truck Division Overall Under 10-litre Class
Car 1 10th Champion
Car 2 Disqualified due to regulations Disqualified due to regulations

Course

Jeddah to Riyadh to Qiddiya

Total distance

7,856 km

Scenes from the 2020 rally

Race Report

2019

Cumulative total

28

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Truck Overall Under 10-litre Class
Car 1 disqualified due to regulations disqualified due to regulations
Car 2 9th Champion

Route

Lima - Pisco - Pisco - San Juan de Marcona - Arequipa - Tacna - Arequipa - San Juan de Marcona - Pisco - Lima

Distance (km)

5,598

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2018

Cumulative total

27

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
Car 1 disqualified due to regulations disqualified due to regulations
Car 2 6th Champion

Route

Lima (Peru) - La paz (Bolivia) - Cordoba(Argentina)

Distance (km)

8,710

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2017

Cumulative total

26

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
Car 1 29th 2nd
Car 2 8th Champion

Route

Asuncion (Paraguay) - La paz (Bolivia) - Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Distance (km)

8,123

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2016

Cumulative total

25

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
Car 1 31th 2nd
Car 2 13th Champion

Route

Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Uyuni (Bolivia) - Rosario (Argentina)

Distance (km)

9,039

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2015

Cumulative total

24

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
Car 1 32th 2nd
Car 2 16th Champion

Route

Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Iquique (Chile) - Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Distance (km)

8,159

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2014

Cumulative total

23

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
Car 1 32th 2nd
Car 2 12th Champion

Route

Rosario (Argentina) - Tucuman (Argentina) - Valparaiso (Chile)

Distance (km)

9,209

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2013

Cumulative total

22

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
Car 1 31th 4nd
Car 2 19th Champion

Route

Lima (Peru) - Tucuman (Argentina) - Santiago (Chile)

Distance (km)

7,901

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2012

Cumulative total

21

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
Car 1 24th 3nd
Car 2 9th Champion

Route

Mar del Plata (Argentina) - Copiapo (Chile) - Lima (Peru)

Distance (km)

8,836

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2011

Cumulative total

20

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
Car 1 13th 2nd
Car 2 9th Champion

Route

Buenos Aires – Alica (Chile) - Buenos Aires

Distance (km)

9,458

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2010

Cumulative total

19

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
Car 1 disqualified due to regulations disqualified due to regulations
Car 2 7th Champion

Route

Buenos Aires - Antofagasta (Chile) - Buenos Aires

Distance (km)

9,026

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2009

Cumulative total

18

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
14th and 26th 2th and 6th

Route

Buenos Aires - Valparaiso (Chile) - Buenos Aires

Distance (km)

9,579

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2008

Canceled

2007

Cumulative total

17

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
9th and 13th Champion
(only champion was recognized)

Route

Lisbon - Dakar

Distance (km)

7,915

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2006

Cumulative total

16

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
5th and 7th No class competition

Route

Lisbon - Dakar

Distance (km)

9,043

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2005

Cumulative total

15

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
2nd and 6th Champion
(only champion was recognized)

Route

Barcelona - Dakar

Distance (km)

8,956

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2004

Cumulative total

14

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
5th No class competition

Route

Clermont - Ferrand - Dakar

Distance (km)

10,411

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2003

Cumulative total

13

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
5th No class competition

Route

Marseille - Sharm El Sheikh

Distance (km)

8,602

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2002

Cumulative total

12

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
3rd Champion
(7th consecutive class championship)

Route

Arras - Madrid - Dakar

Distance (km)

9,440

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2001

Cumulative total

11

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
2nd Champion

Route

Paris - Dakar

Distance (km)

10,873

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2000

Cumulative total

10

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
5nd Champion

Route

Paris - Dakar - Cairo

Distance (km)

7,880

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1999

Cumulative total

9

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
4nd Champion

Route

Granada - Dakar

Distance (km)

9,441

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1998

Cumulative total

8

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
2nd Champion

Route

Paris - Granada - Dakar

Distance (km)

10,570

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1997

Cumulative total

7

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
Champion, 2nd, and 3rd Champion, 2nd, and 3rd
(First sweep in the camion category)

Route

Dakar - Agades - Dakar

Distance (km)

8,051

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1996

Cumulative total

6

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
6th and 11th Champion and 2nd

Route

Granada - Dakar

Distance (km)

7,579

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1995

Cumulative total

5

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
2th No class competition

Route

Granada - Dakar

Distance (km)

10,067

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1994

Cumulative total

4

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
2th No class competition

Route

Paris-Dakar-Paris

Distance (km)

13,398

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1993

Cumulative total

3

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
6th No class competition

Route

Paris - Dakar

Distance (km)

8,877

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1992

Cumulative total

2

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
4th, 5th, 6th, and 10th No class competition

Route

Paris - Sirte - Cape Town

Distance (km)

13,015

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1991

Cumulative total

1

Entered vehicle

HINO500 Series

Performance

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Camion category overall 10-litre or smaller class
7th, 10th, and 14th No class competition
(First entry by a Japanese truck manufacturer)

Route

Paris - Tripoli - Dakar

Distance (km)

9,186

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HINO TOPICS

Isuzu, Hino, Toyota to Accelerate CASE Response

News 2021.3.24

Isuzu, Hino, Toyota to Accelerate CASE Response

Tokyo, Japan, March 24, 2021--Isuzu Motors Limited, (Isuzu), Hino Motors, Ltd. (Hino), and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) announced today that they have agreed on a new partnership in commercial vehicles. The three companies intend to combine Toyota's CASE technologies with the commercial vehicle foundations cultivated by Isuzu and Hino. Through this collaboration, they aim to accelerate societal implementation and dissemination of CASE technologies and services and to help address various difficulties facing the transportation industry as well as help achieve a carbon-neutral society.

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Hino USA Announces "Project Z" - Paving the Path to Zero Emissions

Products & Technology 2020.10.6

Hino USA Announces "Project Z" - Paving the Path to Zero Emissions

Long Beach, CA - Hino USA announced, Project Z, the company's development path to Zero emissions vehicles, ranging from class 4 to class 8.

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Satoshi Ogiso has been inaugurated as our new President on June 24.

Others 2021.6.24

Satoshi Ogiso has been inaugurated as our new President on June 24.

We have posted a new message toward our Hino’s stakeholders including our customers from Mr. Satoshi Ogiso as our new President, Representative Director who has been inaugurated on June 24.

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Woven Alpha, Isuzu and Hino Begin Exploring the Use of Automated Mapping Platform

News 2021.6.8

Woven Alpha, Isuzu and Hino Begin Exploring the Use of Automated Mapping Platform

Woven Alpha, Inc. ("Woven Alpha"), a group company of Woven Planet Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation ("Toyota"), Isuzu Motors Limited, ("Isuzu"), and Hino Motors, Ltd. ("Hino") announced today an agreement to proceed with talks to utilize the Automated Mapping Platform ("AMP") developed by Woven Alpha.

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