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.
Hino Total Support Customer Center
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."
To establish a development and production base in Thailand for best-fit products
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.
Safety & automated driving
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.
Hino Motors is moving ahead with technological innovation to make exhaust emissions greener and improve fuel consumption. In 1991, we released a heavy-duty hybrid route bus: the world's first hybrid commercial vehicle.
We released the small-sized Hino Poncho EV (electric vehicle) community bus for sale in 2012, which is still in use. We are actively working not only to further refine clean diesel and hybrid environmental technologies, but also to develop and promote next-generation vehicles, including EVs.