Brilliant is the word to use when talking the clever little Hino Poncho available now in Australia.
It comes as a bit of a shock to realise Hino has not sold a light-duty 4x4 truck before now, and the new 817 4x4 is now on the road. POD went to see the new model unveiled and took the truck out to put it through its paces.
High-riding truck is built for the toughest jobs, and terrain
Hino Buses were first sold in Australia in 1965 - but its trucks didn't officially arrive here through accredited importer until 1971 - Jim Gibson investigates the mystery of a Hino heavy-duty specification truck being evaluated in Queensland during 1964.
Hino launched their new-generation 500 Series Wide-Cab into Australia last year and the offering has proven so far to be very popular.