Hino Motors to Participate in Dakar Rally 2022
Jun 30, 2021
with a vehicle mounted with Hino's first hybrid system for races
Hino Motors, Ltd. (headquartered in Hino City, Tokyo; President: Satoshi Ogiso; hereinafter called "Hino") will take part in Dakar Rally 2022, which will be held in Saudi Arabia from January 2 to 14, 2022, as "Hino Team Sugawara (Leader: Teruhito Sugawara; General Supervisor: Yoshio Shimo)." As Hino competed in Dakar Rally for the first time as a Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer in 1991 and achieved the 12th straight victory at the previous competition, Hino will participate in the rally for the 31st time with the unfaltering willingness to take on challenges.
For Dakar Rally 2022, which will be the third one held in Saudi Arabia, Hino will considerably revamp the bonnet-type truck (based on a vehicle exclusively for the North American market) used in the race in 2020. We have been developing our vehicle through reducing the vehicle weight and adding overwhelming power performance with Hino's first hybrid system for races and a high-horsepower engine, to get top-ranked without fail.
Through the endeavor to compete in the rally, which cannot be experienced in the development of mass-produced vehicles, young engineers grow, and by using the HV technology that has been nurtured by Hino for many years in this endeavor, it is possible to polish the control technology for future EVs and improve Hino's technological capability.
In the truck section of Dakar Rally, monster trucks whose engine displacement exceeds 10 liters dominate the top ranks. Under the motto: "Smallness overcomes largeness," Hino Team Sugawara has been running neck and neck with rivals by utilizing its experience and techniques developed for 30 years, and broke its former record.
Hino will continue development and tests, to mature our vehicles, and endeavor to compete in the rally that is said to be "the hardest in the world" in Saudi Arabia.
Until the start of the race, we will keep releasing a variety of information. Please check it out.
■Teruhito Sugawara (Driver and Team leader)
Our hybrid machine, which has been developed under a cloak of secrecy, will debut in the actual race. This is a new endeavor, but Hino will make elaborate preparations for getting top-ranked with the new machine embodied by putting together the expertise of development staff. We will not let you down.
■ Vehicles to Drive
■ Specs of the vehicle
|Driver: Teruhito Sugawara|
|Base vehicle||Hino Ranger (HINO 600 Series)|
|Engine model||A09C-TI (mounted with a turbo intercooler)|
|Engine type||Four-stroke straight-six diesel engine|
|Maximum engine output||800 PS (588 kW)/2900 rpm|
|Maximum engine torque||234 kgm (2295 Nm)/1700 rpm|
|Maximum HV output||280 PS (206 kW)|
|Maximum system output||1080 PS (794 kW)|
|Drive system||Full-time 4WD|
|Transmission||AT (6 gears for forward driving and 1 gear for backward driving)|
|Transfer||Mounted with a Hi-Lo range switch and a center differential lock|
|Vehicle weight||8,600 kg|
|Overall length||6,700 mm|
|Overall width||2,500 mm|
|Overall height||3,100 mm|
|Wheel base||4,170 mm|
Hino's Contribution toward realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Hino has taken on multifaced solutions as value provision to the customers and society by addressing the four goals together with the targets of,
1) zero fatal traffic accidents with Hino vehicles, 2) significant CO2 emissions reductions, 3) support for the development of our customers' business, and 4) further streamlining the flow of people and goods, in order to achieve a prosperous and livable, sustainable society where people and goods can move freely safely and efficiently.
This case will contribute to realizing the SDGs targets as follows.
Realizing a society in which people and goods can get to where they need to go safely, reliably and in an optimum manner with environmental responsibility
We seek to achieve a prosperous and livable, sustainable society through zero fatal traffic accidents with Hino vehicles, significant CO2 emissions reductions, and further streamlining the flow of people and goods.
Training human resources to help people and goods get to where they need to go
To respond to the issue of chronic shortages of auto mechanic, we seek to develop mechanic training and enhancement so that customers' vehicle operation is not interrupted.
Hino's Strategies and Initiatives and the Sustainable Development Goals (PDF)
Realizing a society in which people and goods can get to where they need to go safely, reliably and in an optimum manner with environmental responsibility (PDF)
Training human resources to help people and goods get to where they need to go (PDF)