Hino Motors Limited, or more popularly called Hino, is a commercial vehicle manufacturer from Japan. They primarily design and produce trucks, buses, and other vehicles. They are currently headquarted in Hino-shi, Tokyo. They target the Asia market and has been the leading producer of diesel trucks, both medium and heavy-duty.
Their success most probably comes after their affiliation with Toyota, a very famous vehicle brand in the world. Hino is actually a subsidiary of Toyota and is one of the 16 companies held by the Toyota Group.
The company’s roots could be rooted back in 1910 when the Tokyo Gas Industry Company was founded. After many variations, this company was named Diesel Motor Industry Co., Ltd. and the Hino Heavy Industry Company spun itself out from it. During the Second World War, Hino manufactured two armored personnel carries for the Japanese Army.
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These carriers are named Type 1 Ho-Ki and Type 1 Ho-Ha half-track. After the world war, Hino stopped manufacturing these large diesel engines and signed the treaty that they will remove the word “heavy” on their company name and concentrate their production on buses, diesel engines, and trailer trucks. From then on, they have already used the name Hino Industry Co. Ltd.
Since Hino wanted to let their consumers know of their main focus which are diesel engines, they decided to add the word ‘diesel’ to their company name. In 1950, they released the TH10, a heavy duty 7-liter DS10 diesel engine. This engine weighs a whopping eight tons and is primarily larger than any Japanese trucks on the market which are marked on the 6-ton limit.
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Three years after, Hino decided to try their luck on designing private cars. They started manufacturing the Contessa 900 sedan in 1961 which has an 893cc rear-mounted engine. They also started creating a pickup truck they called the Hino Briska along with this. They used the Contessa’s engine on it but it was slightly enlarged to give more power to the engine.
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The beginning of something wonderful. This is what the Hino Briska has offered to the entire motoring industry.
As the precursor to the ever-popular Toyota Hilux, the Hino Briska’s humble statement while maintaining a powerful workhorse attitude still lives on in different pickups today. As the first Japanese vehicle to be allowed by the government to have a single bench, the Hino Briska paved the way for more car enthusiasts to learn more about vehicles in general.
In terms of performance, this car definitely excelled. Capable of carrying heavy loads without missing a beat in engine power, the Hino Briska had also shown the world how impressive Japanese motoring technology is.
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The Hino Contessa is a compact car designed and manufactured by Hino, a Japanese automaker. It was first introduced in 1961 and lasted until 1967. It had two different forms, either a coupe or a sedan. It was also transformed into a pickup truck and was named Hino Briska.
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Here are Hino’s other list of car models:
- 1917 TGE-A
- Hino Renault 4CV
Here are of Hino’s Other list of truck models:
- Hino 300 Series Hybrid
- HINO Dutro 125LT
- HINO Jumbo Ranger
- HINO Ranger commercial grade truck
- Hino 165 Hybrid
- Miller Lite Hino 338 T Verrastro
- Hino 268 A Cosmos mobile
- Hino 338 three-axle dump
- HINO 155 CAB-OVER
- HINO 155DC CAB-OVER
- HINO 195 CAB-OVER
- HINO 195DC CAB-OVER
- HINO 238 CONVENTIONAL
- HINO 258ALP CONVENTIONAL
- HINO 258LP CONVENTIONAL
- HINO 268 CONVENTIONAL
- HINO 268A CONVENTIONAL
- HINO 338 CONVENTIONAL
- HINO 195h HYBRID CAB-OVER
- HINO 195hDC HYBRID CAB-OVER
Here are some of Hino’s list of bus models:
- HINO RG Bus
- HINO RM Bus
- HINO S’elega Bus
- HINO Rainbow BUS
- HINO RK Bus
- HINO RU1J SSL
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