The Crew Cab variants of the Hino 500 Wide Cab range have arrived with options being a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed Allison automatic.
This ups the Hino 500 Wide Cab range to 14 with the addition of the two 1627 Crew Cab derivatives, that provide seating for seven people, including the driver.
“The Hino 500 Wide Cab range, which was introduced to South Africa at the end of 2017, has been well accepted in the market and now we can fill requirements in another niche segment with the arrival of the Crew Cab models,” says Ernie Trautmann, the Vice President of Hino SA.
“We see the new additions appealing to municipalities, removal companies, tow truck operators as well as the construction and mining industries.”
The Crew Cabs are well specified, with standard equipment including air-conditioning, power windows, audio system, cruise control and hill start-assist on the manual model.
The Hino 1627 Crew Cab outperforms its direct competitor with a more powerful engine, fully automatic transmission, higher GVM of 16 000 kg, full air braking system, much bigger fuel tank, tighter turning circle and far better gradeability.