The Hino is the most known brand of Hino Motors, Ltd., which is known for manufacturing and marketing a wide range of buses, commercial vehicles, and trucks including medium to heavy-duty trucks. The Hino trucks are most popular for their reliability, dependability, and rigidity which can withstand rough terrains or city roads. Added its outstanding engine options with notable technologies to maximize the productivity and safety of the occupants. Now, let us talk about the Top 5 Most Popular Hino Truck Models in BE FORWARD.
5th: Super Dolphin $9,530~
The Hino Super Dolphin is a heavy-duty truck that was first produced in 1981 until 1992 by Hino and was later known as the Hino Profia. The Super Dolphin introduced the high roof cabin that was now commonly used for trucks and other large vehicles. The initial model of the Super Dolphin is equipped with a trailer grill, a turn signal lamp with a reflector, and a four-round light. Before it ended in 1992, it received several changes in 1990 like the new design of the front bumper, the new square type speed indicator, a black window frame, and also some changes to the engines. The Hino Super Dolphin was fitted with a 16,745 cc F17D V8 with 310 PS, 17,238 cc F17E V8 with 340 PS, 19,688 cc F20C V8 with 370 PS,13,267 cc K13D straight-6 with 270 PS, and a two straight-6 turbo: 8,821 cc P09C with 295 – 315 PS and 12,882 cc K13C with 345 – 375 PS.
4th: Profia $6,070~
The Hino Profia, which was initially known as the Super Dolphin in 1981 and Super Dolphin Profia, is a heavy-duty truck that was introduced in 2003 by Hino. The Profia or Hino 700 in export markets, was fitted with a high mount cab and double-type tail lamps for semi-tractors. In 2017, the third generation Profia was released in 2017 with a fully remodeled design and equipped with safety functions. It includes a pre-crash safety system, an ICT service function, and a traffic jam tracking function. Some added functions were added in 2019 such as LED headlamps and auto headlamps, an alarm system, as well as audio hands-free with Bluetooth function. The Hino Profia was fitted with straight-6 E13C engines: E13C34 with 340PS, E13C36 with 360 PS, E13C38 with 380 PS, E13C41 with 410 PS, E13C45 with 450 PS, E13C48 with 480 PS, and E13C52 with 520 PS.
3rd: Ranger 2 $7,320~
The Hino Ranger 2, which was also marketed as Daihatsu Delta and a rebadge of Toyota Dyna, is a medium to heavy-duty commercial truck which was introduced in 1978. It was the 2-tonne version of the Ranger and follows a 3-tonne version, called the Ranger 3. In 1984, the second generation Ranger 2/3 was released and equipped with a four-wheel-drive system, power steering, power windows, anti-lock braking system, and spare tire. The Hino Ranger 2 comes equipped with a 4,100 cc 15B with manual transmission.
2nd: Ranger $7,320~
The Hino Ranger, also known as the 500 Series internationally, is a medium or heavy-duty commercial truck that was first produced in 1964 and is now in its sixth generation. It is available in a 2-door standard cab and 4-door crew cab with a short wheelbase KM320 as well as the long-wheelbase KM340 version. The sixth-generation Ranger has gone through some changes with an upside-down trapezoidal shape front grille, a new headlamp, revised chassis, and semi-floating suspension. Also, include a 7-inch Multi-Information Display with hands-free function, Bluetooth with an On-board failure diagnostic device (J-OBDII), and a 4-spoke steering wheel. The Hino Ranger is equipped with J05D TG with 129 kW, J08E UA with 152 kW, J08E TE with 168 kW, J08E TB – 190 kW, and an all-new 5.1L A05C engine. Transmissions include a 6-speed or 7-speed manual, 6-speed Allison automatic, and 6-speed or 7-speed Pro Shift semi-automatic.
1st: Dutro $3,070~
The Hino Dutro was initially known as the Hino Ranger 2/3 which was first produced in 1999 and is now in its second generation. It is available in a 2-door standard cab, 2-door wide cab, 4-door crew cab, and 5-door van, as well as a hybrid electric and four-wheel-drive model. The second-generation Dutro was released in 2011 with a new trapezoidal grille, a new bumper, and projector headlamps. The standard features include a 4.2-inch Multi-Information Display, two-spoke steering wheel, radio, fog lights, power mirror, power steering, and air conditioning. The Hino Dutro was initially equipped with a 3.7L 4B, 4.0L N04C, 4.1L 15B-FTE, 4.6L S05C, 4.7L J05D, 4.8L S05D, and 5.3L J05C. The current generation includes 4,009 cc W04D straight-4, 4,009 cc N04C straight-4, and 5,123 cc J05E engines.
The Hino trucks are one of the top-selling commercial trucks known around the world. They offer high-rated reliability, dependability, high quality, outstanding fuel economy, and the best technologies for safety reasons and productivity. You can check the BE FORWARD store for more available and affordable Hino trucks that will definitely suit your budget.
Written by: Esther Abranilla