Hino Motors of Japan has turned its focus on India in marketing its range of trucks, tippers, reefer and vans.
The Japanese company has signalled its commitment to this initiative with Masakazu Ichikawa, Executive Vice- President and a team of officials visiting India on the occasion.
Addressing presspersons, Amol J. Sandil, Executive Vice-President said Hino Motors Sales India Private Limited (HMSIPL) will bring from Hino Plant in Thailand its globally popular 500 Series vehicles as cabin and chassis in SKD forms, FM RANGE for 6x4 applications and FL Range for 6x2 applications. HMSIPL will also be introducing a super luxury bus built in India on Hino’s top of the line RM1E chassis platform.
Significant value additions by way of application bodies such as tippers, trucks, containerised vans, refrigerated trucks and buses will be done in India, Mr. Sandil said. Toyota Motor Corporation has acquired a majority ownership of Hino Motors.
The company already has dealerships in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Maharashtra, Chattisgarh.It has opened its dealership network in Chennai on Monday in association with the Kerala based Popular group.