HINO

History & Race Report

In 1991, Hino Motors became the first Japanese truck manufacturer to enter the Dakar Rally—known as the “world’s most grueling rally,” where as few as 20.5 percent of entrants actually cross the finish line. Since its very first year in the race, Hino has finished all 27 races it started. In 1994, Hino came second in the overall Trucks category, and finished again as runner-up in the 1995 rally. In 1997, Hino astonished the world with a one-two-three sweep in the overall Trucks category. Hino has finished in second place in three races since, and continues to deliver performance befitting one of the top-class Trucks category contenders. Hino has also won seven straight championships in the Under 10-litre Class, which was included in the Trucks category between the years of 1996 and 2002. The Class was subsequently discontinued for a period of two years, but was reinstated in the 2005 race, where Hino duly won the Class championship. Hino won the Class championship again in 2007, and is currently on a nine-year winning streak from 2010 through 2018.

HINO's History in the Dakar Rally

2018

Cumulative total

27

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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HINO500 Series

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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HINO500 Series

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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

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HINO500 Series

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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

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HINO500 Series

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Yoshimasa Sugawara's retirement from the Dakar Rally

Dakar Rally 2019.4.23

Yoshimasa Sugawara’s retirement from the Dakar Rally

Japan Racing Management Co., Ltd (hereafter referred to as “JRM”) and Hino Motors, Ltd. have announced that Yoshimasa Sugawara, JRM chairman, who has continued to break his own record of consecutive starts in the Dakar Rally since his first entry 1983 has decided to retire from racing in the Rally. He will also be stepping down from his position as director of HINO TEAM SUGAWARA, the rally team that is jointly run by JRM and Hino Motors,Ltd,., handing over his position to JRM president Teruhito Sugawara.

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Hino Total Support Customer Center

Total Support 2019.4.15

"Hino Total Support Customer Center" in Malaysia

The Hino Total Support Customer Center, our first permanent overseas driver training facility, offers training programs to customer aiming to provide "Total support customized for each vehicle."

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To establish a development and production base in Thailand for best-fit products

News 2019.2.1

To establish a development and production base in Thailand for best-fit products to strengthen its buisiness foundation in ASEAN

To responds to customer needs in close proximity, will be taking steps in Thailand, one of our key centers of operation, to accelerate our efforts to strengthen our business foundation in ASEAN.

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Safety & automated driving

Products & Technology 2019.1.30

Hino’s safety & automated driving technologies

To achieve its goal of "zero truck and bus traffic accident casualties," Hino Motors is striving to improve safety from many aspects.
Under the concept of "total safety," Hino is promoting efforts to increase safety at each stage, including operations management, preventive safety, and collision safety for when things go wrong.
We also believe it is important to widely disseminate the safety technologies that we develop, and we promote rapid installation of practical technology into our products, to be fitted as standard.

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