HINO CANADA ENTERS CLASS 8 MARKET WITH NEW HINO XL SERIES

Mississauga, ON – Hino Motors Canada, Ltd. (HMC) revealed its new line of trucks at
Truck World in Mississauga, ON. Officially christened the Hino XL Series, this allnew
line-up fills out the Hino product offering and expands them into the Class 8
market for the first time. The new Hino XL Series is powered by Hino’s legendary
A09 turbo diesel 8.9 litre inline 6-cylinder engine boasting a B10 life of 1,600,000
kilometres.
The Hino XL Series adds capability and new advantages to the Hino product portfolio
while holding true to the brands core advantages of industry leading standard
features, durability, reliability and ownership experience. “The Hino brand has seen
considerable growth in Canada to become a top choice in the Class 4 to 7 segment,
moving into Class 8 is not only a logical choice but one that has been requested by
customers and dealers over the last 10 years,” said Eric Smith, Senior Vice
President, Sales and Customer Support.
The Hino XL Series will initially be offered in a variety of 4×2 and 6×4 straight truck
configurations in Canada with GVWR ranging from 33,000 to 62,000 lbs. All Hino XL
Series will be powered by the Hino A09 engine with up to 360 HP and 1,150 lbs-ft of
torque available in 6×4 models. A range of wheelbases will be offered to make this a
versatile truck for wide variety of applications in Canada.
HMC plans to launch the straight truck models first and gradually expand the
offerings to include tractor models in subsequent model years. The line-up
introduces new active safety solutions such as electronic stability control and collision
mitigation systems, a first for Hino in North America.

Hino set out to create a vehicle with best in class styling, ergonomics and valued
amenities, a tradition carried over from our existing cab-over-engine and medium
duty models. “The Hino brand in Canada is known for its exceptional value, reliability
and providing a comfortable operating experience,” said Mark Lorentz, Vice
President, Sales. “The XL Series is instantly recognizable as a Hino with styling that
is bolder, stronger and bigger than our existing models. Once you open the door and
see the roominess and the automotive grade interior styling and finishes, both drivers
and owners are going to love this truck!
“An air ride cab and driver seat, hands free Bluetooth® audio/calling, steering wheel
controls, LED headlamps, cruise control and air conditioning are just a few of the
impressive features that are standard equipment on every 2020 model year Hino XL
Series.
Production of the new Hino XL Series will start in early 2019. The new line-up will be
assembled in Woodstock, ON at the renovated production facility that HMC has
operated since 2006. “HMC is proud to offer trucks for Canadian needs assembled
in Canada by Canadians” remarked Ms. Yumiko Kawamura, President of HMC. Full
specifications, including pricing and warranty plans will be announced later this year.