October 30, 2017 5:35 pm

Trucking industry members from across New Zealand put Hino’s latest models to the test at Hino’s Hampton Downs Track Day.

Returning for its third year, the Track Day is a chance for invited visitors to get hands-on experience with a variety of trucks, testing the latest technology and features in a safe and controlled environment.

“With so many models available, Hino trucks are used everywhere and for everything in New Zealand,” says Hino General Manager Michael Doeg. “Track Day is the perfect way for our visitors to try the full range, and find out for themselves first-hand the benefits and world-leading features they have.”

In addition to test driving a variety of light, medium and heavy-duty trucks, activities for the day included trying Hino’s Vehicle Stability Control on a skid pan, a session on Hino’s hybrid and new Euro 5 technology, and a driver reversing challenge, with the winners earning a round of  hot laps each in a Ferrari 488 GTS 2016

“The technology we develop for our trucks is constantly evolving, and not all of our customers are aware of the new additions,” says Doeg. “Features like our Vehicle Stability Control and reversing cameras mean that Hino vehicles are offering international-level safety packages, alongside first class performance and fuel efficiency.”

Guests were also treated to an advanced preview look at Hino’s new Wide Cab 500 Series truck models, which have only just be launched.

“This event gives us a great opportunity to get to know our customers better, and learn from their feedback in person. Hino’s proud to be part of New Zealand’s trucking community for more than 50 years, and that relationship is what fuels our pursuit to always be the best partner we can for our customers.”