Toyota jumped Feet First in to the heavy truck market at the Job Truck Show in Indianapolis Wednesday with the debut of the Hino XL Series. Wednesday’s introduction of these trucks had been the fruit of more than 500,000 hours of engineering, which saw that the unit sketched and conceptualized from the ground up.
Despite the fact that Hino’s design process was that which Beckman called “white board,” the company has depended heavily upon major trucking component generates. Both of the Class 7 and Class 8 truck come standard with Dana axles and drivelines, Wabco brakes and Hendrickson suspension.
The engine includes a range of 300-360 horsepower as well as 1,150 lb.-ft. Of torque.
The XL Series is going to be available in many right truck and tractor configurations which range from the GVWR of 33,000 to 60,000 pounds and a GCWR upto 66,000 lbs.
Tractor settings come standard with Wabco’s stability control platform and the company’s on-guard Lively is available as an option. Hino Insight, the corporation’s telematic platform, will probably be standard since may LED headlights.
Assembled in Mineral Wells, W.Va., the Class 7 XL-7 and Class 8 XL8 will likely be available in wheelbases upto 304 inches and will likely soon be powered by Hino’s 8.9-liter A-09 engine — a motor that’s been in world wide production for more than 10 years and, accordingto Hino Vice President of Client Experience Glenn Ellis, has logged over 15 billion kilometers the world-over.