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The new Hino 700 Series AMT models are available in in 3 variants - 4x2, 6x2 and 6x4 prime mover.
Hino Motors Sales (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (HMSM) officially launched its new Hino 700 Series heavy-duty trucks with 16-speed Automated-Manual Transmission (AMT) technology. The long-awaited feature for this series was finally introduced due to the high demand from fleet customers.
Held at the EX8 Venue Subang Jaya, the exclusive launch event was officiated by Hino Malaysia Managing Director Atsushi Uchiyama and Executive Director Dato’ Johnny Chan.
Guests were given the opportunity to feel the comfort of the new truck in a preview of the new Hino 700 Series AMT models up-close, which were available in in 3 variants - 4x2, 6x2 and 6x4 prime mover, as well as joining a networking session with the authorised dealers.
With land routes and ground transportation being the main distribution mechanism for most logistics companies in Malaysia, HMSM says the new Hino 700 Series AMT makes an ideal delivery and heavy construction vehicle.
The Total Industry Volume (TIV) of heavy-duty prime mover trucks in the Malaysian market is about 1,200–1,700 units yearly and the demand for heavy-duty trucks with automated-manual transmission is up to 50 per cent more than manual transmissions as the former offers more advantages in reduction of fuel consumption, improvement in driving comfort and shifting quality.
“Hino is proud to have a long-standing number 1 position in the market in various segments, including light and medium-heavy commercial vehicles as well as buses,” says Uchiyama.
“We are the only brand that produces a full line-up of commercial vehicles and our flagship Hino 700 Series is now better than ever with AMT technology, making it a smarter, safer truck for our customers. This launch marks a milestone in the company’s history as we widen our range and challenge new business areas.”
The three new models are Complete Built-Up (CBU) trucks made in Japan and fitted with a 16-speed mechanical auto synchromesh ZF16 transmission with power assistance, making it easier to shift gears at higher speeds. It also helps to reduce driver fatigue from constant gear and clutch shifting, allowing for a more comfortable drive. This allows drivers to focus on the road without shifting gears for fuel-efficient driving. Drivers are also given the option to select a sequential manual transmission for on-demand shifting conditions.
Fitted with the AMT, customers could sustain a lower operational cost through lower fuel consumption and clutch replacement cost as the trucks manoeuvre through heavy traffic roads.
The Hino 700 Series AMT is equipped with a powerful Euro 3 common-rail engine with turbo-charged intercooler and features a full-air brake system that improves braking responsiveness.
HMSM says its products are always on the frontline and comply with the standard conditions by the Malaysia government. Although fully developed and manufactured in Japan, Hino vehicles could run B10 Biodiesel without any changes to the components or service intervals, allowing environmentally conscious businesses to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In addition to its new AMT technology, the Hino 700 Series comes with safety compliance and comfort features such as an optimised cab space for better visibility and operability; improved cab accessibility with the first step now connected directly to the chassis; antilock braking system (ABS) that controls the braking force of each individual wheel to prevent the wheels from locking; high rigidity door impact beams; new large reflector headlamps to enhance night-time visibility; and front under-run prevention (FUP).
The trucks are also fitted with high-functionality and air suspension seats that provide ‘superior’ seating comfort. The three-dimensional (3D) seat with a body-cradling form could support the driver’s back and reduce fatigue on long road trips.
HMSM says the new 700 Series AMT also promises longer maintenance lifecycle and better fuel consumption when its drivers are properly trained and certified at the Hino Total Support Customer Center (HTSCC). This is part of the company’s total support concept, which aims to provide total support in after-sales for customers, maximise vehicle uptime and minimise vehicle lifetime cost.
HMSM adds that its design philosophy of quality, durability and reliability ‘permeates’ every 700 Series AMT model, making it the best in class in the prime mover category. Hino has a wide service network across the country, allowing customers to quickly send their vehicles for repairs and maintenance when required. This is Hino’s strong commitment to improve road safety awareness and reduce traffic accidents.
Since the establishment of HMSM in 1977, the company says it has manufactured and provided the best-fit trucks and buses for the local industry, put on priority to customer feedback and explored diverse business fields.
受邀的嘉宾除了有机会近距离预览这款全新，配备自手排变速箱（AMT）的全新700系列卡车，感觉其舒适性外，还能与日野代理商交流。此款牵引车共推出4X2 、6X2 及6X4三种车型。
“我们是唯一一个生产全系列商用车辆的品牌，如今我们配备自手排传输科技的日野旗舰700系列 比以往更好，使它成为一辆更精明和更安全的卡车。这个发布会是公司的一个里程碑，因为我们不仅扩展了我们的系列，还挑战了新的业务范围 。”
该公司所发布的三种全新款型都是日本生产的整车进口（CBU）卡车，配备16速机械自动同步器和动力辅助ZF 16变速箱，使它在以较高的速度行驶时更容易换档。它让司机无需频繁地换档和控制离合器，协助降低司机疲劳 ，带来更舒适的驾驶。这也让司机将注意力放在道路上，无需为了节省燃油而换档。司机也能够在按需换档条件下，选择手动顺序换档。
日野700 自手排 系列配备强大的欧3共轨内冷式涡轮增压柴油引擎，全风压式制动系统，改善制动反应。
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