Hino Trucks announced a new, lineup of Class 7/8 trucks called the XL Series at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Ind.
The Hino XL Series brings the company into the Class 8 market in the U.S. for the first time, which the company characterized as the next step in expanding its presence in North America.
“Considering our remarkable success in Class 4-7 in North America, and our growing global presence in the Class 8 market, entering the North American heavy duty segment makes for the next logical step. Not to mention our customers and our dealer network have been asking for this for some time,” said Yoshinori Noguchi, president and CEO of Hino Trucks North America.
Both the XL7 and XL8 models are powered by Hino’s A09 8.9L inline 6-cylinder diesel engine and will be offered in both straight truck and tractor configurations.
The different models will range from a GVWR of 33,000 to 60,000 pounds and a GCWR of up to 66,000 pounds. Max performance will top out at 360 horsepower and 1,150 lbs.-ft. of torque... To Continue Reading, CLICK HERE