April 7, 2011 (MISSISSAUGA, Ont.) — Hino Motors Canada, Ltd. introduced its new 2012 Hino 195h Hybrid Class 5 truck chassis to Canada at the ExpoCam truck show in Montreal today. The 195h Hybrid truck was previously unveiled at the NTEA show in Indianapolis last month where it received rave reviews.
The Hino 195h utilizes advanced diesel-electric hybrid technology and Hino’s proven Selective Catalytic Reduction System to achieve major improvements in both fuel economy and engine exhaust emissions. The truck fully meets EPA2010 emission regulations, the most stringent in the world.
According to Eric Smith, Vice President of Sales for HMC, “The Hino 195h hybrid will be the first of its kind for the Class 5 truck market in North America. It will be ideally suited to pick-up and delivery applications where low average speed allows the hybrid system to develop large efficiency gains.” According to HMC, the hybrid is expected to arrive starting in December.
New Diesel-Powered COE
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 14,500lbs GVW while the larger Class 5 truck will be rated at 19,500lbs GVW.
About Hino: Hino Motors Canada, Ltd., a Toyota Group Company, assembles and distributes light and medium duty commercial trucks in Canada. Hino is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario with assembly operations in Woodstock, Ontario. Service is provided through its extensive coast-to-coast dealership network and is backed by its industry leading customer care protection program. For more information, please visit us at www.hinocanada.com.