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Hino Bus Features

Hino first started manufacturing buses in Japan in 1946 as Hino Industry Co Ltd. In 1965 Hino set up in Australia and sold its first buses. The first bus ever built in Australia was by Freighter Industries in Adelaide and was sold into Tasmania.

Hino Buses continued to be sold in Australia in 1980-1998 as Hino Bus Australia before trading as Hino Motor Sales Australia (HMSA) as it is know today. HMSA still build buses on demand and on a custom made basis, continuing in the Hino tradition of Quality, Durability and Reliability (QDR).

Today Hino offer a selection of both fully built up buses and bus chassis’ with GVMs from 8.5 tonne to 16 tonne. Seating capacity starts at 27 in the RB8 through to 61 passengers for RK8J and RN8J school charter/day charter chassis.

RN8J

  • ABS brakes
  • Optional automatic transmission variant
  • Seating 45-61
  • 2 airbag front & 4 airbag rear suspension
  • Power rating 190kW ISO Net
  • GVM 16,000kg

RK8J

  • ABS brakes
  • Optional automatic transmission variant
  • Seating 45-61
  • Spring suspension
  • Power rating 190kW ISO Net
  • GVM 15,000kg

FD230

  • Cruise control
  • ABS brakes
  • Air suspension on rear axle
  • Seating 35-43
  • Power rating 168kW ISO Net
  • GVM 10,400kg

Poncho

  • Australian DDA Compliant
  • Ultra Low Floor
  • Kerb Kneeling
  • Wheelchair Access
  • ABS 
  • Combination Leaf and Air Suspension (Front & Rear)
  • Fully Automatic Transmission
  • Emergency Exit both RHS and Roof Hatch

Model Updates

The Hino Poncho: Simply the most innovative community transport solution to come onto the Australian market.

Trust Hino to think more innovatively

First and foremost, the Hino Poncho has excellent accessibility that features an ultra low floor design. It simply makes better transport and commercial sense because it is also already Australian DDA-compliant right now. No need to make any costly access modifications down the road...

Really smart operating benefits

Fitted with a fuel efficient, turbo charged 4-cylinder diesel engine for competitive, cost efficient running and performance. 
 
Great rear engine access makes carrying out service and mechanical work really easy, helping reduce maintenance costs.

Driven to do more for you

At Hino we’re always advancing our renowned QDR (Quality, Durability and Reliability) Hino attributes, by providing premium on-road comfort through airbag suspension with shock absorber and stabilisers and automatic transmission. 

Hino also provides further peace of mind by providing standard warranty 3 years/100,000km, whichever comes first*. 

Then there’s Hino Advantage, our innovative new range of support solutions, designed to be  right by your side for the long and profitable road ahead.

The Hino Poncho is available to order from Adtrans Hino now.

*For more information on warranty, refer to the warranty & service book or spec sheet.

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Give the Adtrans Hino Sales Team a call at Smeaton Grange - 02 4648 8800, Mascot - 02 9598 9444, Gosford - 02 4323 2585 or Enquire Online.

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