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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2004

Cumulative total

14

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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

2003

Cumulative total

13

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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

2002

Cumulative total

12

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HINO TOPICS

Dakar Rally 2019.1.7~1.17

Latest update on Dakar Rally 2019

All the latest information about HINO TEAM SUGAWARA challenging in the world's harshest rally will be posted here.
Bringing you up-to-date news straight from Dakar throughout the race!
(January 7th (Mon.) - 17th (Thu.))

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Products & Technology 2018.12.20

Hino manufacturing

Here we introduce the efforts of Hino Motors in manufacturing

In addition to interview videos, we profile the new Koga plant in Ibaraki Prefecture.
The Koga plant is a state-of-the-art factory where innovative production technology and production lines have been actively introduced.

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IR 2018.12.20

Envisioning 2025 HINO TOPICS - A presentation by President & CEO Yoshio Shimo

We present a video of the "Envisioning 2025" presentation made in October 2018 by Yoshio Shimo, President & CEO of Hino Motors Ltd.

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