Hino intros new hybrid Class 5 chassis

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MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Hino Motors Canada has introduced its new 2012 Hino 195h Hybrid Class 5 truck chassis to Canada at the ExpoCam truck show in Montreal. The 195h Hybrid truck was previously unveiled at the NTEA show in Indianapolis last month, where Hino officials say it received “rave reviews.”

The Hino 195h utilizes advanced diesel-electric hybrid technology and Hino’s selective catalytic reduction system to help achieve improvements in both fuel economy and engine exhaust emissions. The truck also fully complies with EPA2010 emission regulations, officials said.

“The Hino 195h hybrid will be the first of its kind for the Class 5 truck market in North America,” said Eric Smith, vice-president of sales for Hino Motors Canada. “It will be ideally suited to pick-up and delivery applications where low average speed allows the hybrid system to develop large efficiency gains.” 

The hybrid is expected to arrive starting in December.

The newly designed cab and chassis will also be available in a Class 4 and Class 5 diesel engine only configuration starting September. All models are powered by Hino’s J05E Series engine producing 210hp and 440 lbs.-ft. of torque. The transmission is Aisin’s 6-speed fully automatic A465. Driver comfort is enhanced with a unique magnetic suspension seat in a cab designed to accommodate drivers up to 6’6″ tall. The Class 4 truck will be rated at 14,500 lbs GVW while the larger Class 5 truck will be rated at 19,500 lbs GVW.

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