Successful prototype of Japanese – made trucks.
The Hino plant of Diesel Motor Industry Co., Ltd was made independent as Hino Heavy Industries Inc.
Japan’s first center under-floor engine bus
Release of “Blue Ribbon” box-type bus
Launch of the Red Engine,
with superior fuel consumption, reliability,
1991 Release of world-first* hybrid vehicle
* The world’s first commercially available hybrid vehicle was released as a urban transit bus.
Hino monopolizes the Dakar Rally,
winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in the truck category
Release of hybrid vehicle
HINO 600 Series released for North America
World-first* Pre-Collision System (PCS)**
installed in HINO PROFIA
* World’s first commercialization as commercial vehicles（As of 2016. In-house research.）
**PCS ＝Pre-Collision System.”PCS” is used for function explanation only.
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