Hino unveils Class 8 for Canadian market

John G Smith
The XL goes into production in 2019.

There is a saying that you should go big or go home. Hino Trucks has answered the call with the Canadian reveal of its Class 8 XL Series.

Orders are to begin in the fourth quarter of this year, with production of the 4×2 version to begin in the first quarter of 2019, and 6×4 production to begin in the second quarter.

The XL is powered by the 8.9-liter A09 diesel engine, with 300 hp and 900 lb-ft for the 4×2 and 6×4, and the option of 360 hp and 1,150 lb-ft for the 6×4. The engine has a dry weight of 1,949 lb., and a B10 life of 1.6 million km.

More than 50,000 of the engines are on the road worldwide.

Front axles will have gross axle weight ratings of 12,000 to 16,000 lb., with rear axles at 21,000 to 46,000 lb. Wheelbases will run 217 to 298 inches.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR FOOTAGE OF HINO’S NEW XL SERIES CLASS 8 TRUCK

John G Smith

John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking, trucknews.com, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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