Hino’s XL8 has a lot of what drivers want in a delivery truck: a spacious cab, safe and easy entry and exit, and great maneuverability visibility. Equipment editor Jim Park took one for a spin through Hino’s new hometown near […]
Hino’s new Class 8 offering, the XL8, has been in the pipeline for nearly a decade. It launched in 2018 and went into production in early 2019. It’s not fancy, but it’s solid and well built and was designed with the driver in mind. Equipment editor Jim Park takes us on a walk-around of the XL8 and it’s new engine, the A09 at Hino’s new manufacturing plant in Mineral Wells West Virginia.
MINERAL WELLS, W.Va. — We waited nearly a year and a half for a ride in one of Hino’s new XL Series trucks – specifically, for the chance to drive one of the Class 8 straight trucks configured with a 24-foot reefer box. And after all that time, equipment editor Jim Park says it was worth the wait.