Hino national roadshow launches in Cairns


Cairns is at the centre of Australia’s transport focus, with leading truck manufacturer Hino kicking off its inaugural National Roadshow in the tropics.

The Hino convoy is set to travel over 130,000 kilometres around the country this year, bringing the full range of next-generations trucks valued at over $3 million to a diverse selection of cities and towns.

The Roadshow is the biggest ever joint undertaking between Hino Australia and its dealers, and started at Pacific Hino last week.

“The concept of the Hino Roadshow is fantastic, we showcased vehicles from across the 300, 500 and 700 Series range, while also celebrating 80 years of Hino globally,” said Mike Grant, General Manager, Pacific Hino.

“The entire model line-up has received significant enhancements over the past five years, so for our customers to be able to compare a selection of award-winning light, medium and heavy-duty trucks now available, is a terrific opportunity.

“Our event incorporated a live radio broadcast from the dealership, an onsite coffee van and a BBQ lunch, which were all very well received.

“Starting the Hino Roadshow in Cairns is a great recognition of how important the area is in the national transport landscape,” he continued.

Cairns is also hosting Australia’s leading truck journalists, who will undertake an extended test drive program next week, with the drive route taking in the Atherton Tablelands before finished in Townsville.

With the pandemic disrupting plans for the past two years, the dealer roadshow route is set to leverage opportunities such as being trackside at key Repco Supercars Championship events, including the upcoming NTI Townsville 500 from July 8th to 10th.

Also included on the itinerary are major transport industry gatherings, such as the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show, the largest expo of its type in the southern hemisphere.


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