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Hino Motors Holds Arkansas Plant Grand Opening Ceremony

Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. (HMM), a U.S. manufacturing subsidiary of Hino Motors, Ltd. (Hino), held a grand opening ceremony at the site of their Arkansas Plant (Marion, Arkansas) at 11 a.m. on February 7th local time (1 a.m. on February 8th Japan time).

The big ceremony was attended by special guests including The Honorable Mr. Mike Beebe, Governor of Arkansas, The Honorable Frank Fogleman, Mayor of Marion, The Honorable William Johnson, Mayor of West Memphis, Mr. Seiichi Sudo, president of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA), and representatives of all customer companies and local related companies. From Hino Group, Mr. Shoji Kondo, president of Hino and Mr. Yasuo Tanigawa, president of HMM attended. read more »

Scania is marketed by Hino in Japan

Hino Scania

Scania and Hino join forces in the heavy segment of the Japanese truck market. Hino’s truck range caters for all transport segments from delivery vehicles up to trucks with gross weights around 40 tonnes.

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2008 Dakar Rally: Hino Team Sugawara

Rally Hino Ranger Pro

Hino Motors to enter the 2008 Dakar Rally aiming at its 18th consecutive course finish and a victory in the under 10-liter class.

Hino will participate in the truck division of the Dakar Rally (commonly known as the Paris-Dakar), the most grueling offroad race in the world, which is scheduled to start on January 5th, 2008. With two medium-duty trucks Hino Ranger Pro, Hino is aiming at completing the course for the 18th consecutive year and a victory in the under 10-liter cubic capacity production truck class.

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The Dakar lexicon

The Dakar is an endurance and navigation between Lisbon and Dakar for the cars, trucks, bikes and quads, including 15 stages.

Stage – a course to cover between two cities. It includes a special as well as one or two liaison sections, according to the days.

Special – It is also called a timed section. It’s the portion of a stage, covered on or off course, on which the competitors are timed between two time checks. The time registered on this section will be used to establish the standings.

Liaison – It’s the section, normally on tarmac, used to reach the start of a special and the then the finish bivouac of a stage. It is not timed but the competitors have to cover it in a maximum time.

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2008 Dakar Rally

2008 Dakar Rally2008 Lisboa – Dakar Rally

Motorbikes, cars, and trucks on one side; African villages, forests, and Sahara desert on the other. What seems a shocking contrast is actually a step towards the future. Dakar is an inspiration that brought the two worlds together and enabled them to build a special relationship. It speaks not only of sports, but also of purpose; this taste for adventure, and for a little-known continent, gave rise to a unique machine that provokes human emotion.

The 28-year old relationship between Dakar and Africa has now matured. It has blossomed from a friendship into an alliance between two adults who have decided to share in the work as well as the celebration.

Africa is immense and profoundly diverse. Dakar has been exploring it at its pace since 1979, writing history with each country it crosses.The rally’s heritage is a series of solid anchor points that link together to build the event, and the city of Dakar – a major African capital and the final goal for most rallies – is a natural symbol.

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1991 Hino Super Dolphin Trailer

Guangzhou Automobile Group and Hino establish a joint venture in China

After receiving the formal approval of the Chinese government, Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (Guangzhou Automobile Group) and Hino Motors, Ltd. (Hino) have established a new joint venture, Guangqi Hino Motors Co., Ltd. (Guangqi Hino). As a joint capital investment, Guangqi Hino obtained the license from the related Chinese government department, for the production and sales of commercial vehicles.

For the development of commercial vehicles of Guangzhou Automobile Group and the business development of Hino in China, Guangqi Hino was established in line with the Chinese automobile industry development policy under the support of central government and the local governments of Guangzho and Shenyang cities. The establishment was based on reorganization of Guangzhou Yangcheng Automobile Co., Ltd. (a company invested in by Guangzhou Automobile Group) and Shenyang Shenfei Hino Automobile Manufacturing Co., (a company invested in by Hino). Guangqi Hino continues to produce Yangcheng Automobile’s existing products at its present factory, and is constructing a new factory in Conghua, Guangzhou city, with plans to commence production in the middle of 2009.
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Hino at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show 2007

Hino Motors Presents Concept Models of a Large-sized Touring Coach and a Heavy-duty ASV Tractor, and Other Exhibits at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show 2007

Hino Motors is going to present four reference exhibits, including concept models of a large-sized touring coach and a heavy-duty ASV tractor, and various technologies at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show 2007 to be held from Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, November 11 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture.
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