Hino 300 truck with automatic now in UAE

Hino 300 truck with automatic now in UAE

The new generation of Hino 300 Series light-duty truck has been launched in the UAE. Apparently it took 12 years of continuous development to roll out this version, and it can now be had with an automatic transmission.

The Hino 300, available in three cab styles, is the first truck of its kind in the UAE to offer the automatic transmission option. Interestingly, it is a modern 6-speed automatic, that too mated to a 150 hp engine.

The new Hino 300 Series light duty truck is manufactured in Japan, in the same plant where Hino produces Toyota’s Prado and FJ Cruiser.

What do you think?



  1. Never knew that the Prado & the FJC were manufactured by HINO for Toyota.

  2. oh yeah.. I just recollected (my interaction with the Toyota sales executive from Oman) HINO is the heavy vehicle division of Toyota.

  3. NICE… I like that.. This thing could end up being more economic than a manual??

  4. I have driven the Mitsubishi Fuso Canter with load once and most of the torque comes at low to mid RPMs range. How can an automatic transmission manage to keep the RPMs at that range?

    And when laden won’t the transmission overheat at hard work? My armada’s transmission temperature up a bit on Dubai- sharjah traffic.

  5. I guess thats the new technology they developed in the last 12 years…. 🙂

  6. Thanks God, finally Hino brand will like to see on UAE Roads which is highly occupied by Mitsubishi Fuso Canter, being a member of Hino family member in Pakistan, i can proudly claim that we re-captured the market from Isuzu NPR in Pakistan which was prominently dominated due to absence of 300 series.

    My all the best wishes with Al futtaim people,they have great team to capture LCV market in UAE.

  7. Though I dont know how this automatic will reliably survive in this hot weather..

    I rebuilt my jeep gearbox last week… Now the car runs like a different animal..

    • Author

      ^My Jeep gearbox is fine, but in the interests of future planning, how much did it cost? 🙂

    • Should cost you AED 1500 labor and replacing all rubber internals, gearbox filter, lower tray gasket and fluids..

      The car was losing power and the engine was struggling.. Now it runs perfectly well after the rebuild..

  8. Hi,

    I’m looking for 4×4 truck chassis HINO preferably or any other Japanese brand available in stock. I’ll be mounting 5,500Ltrs Diesel Tank on them. Any suggestions??


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