• Staff report


Hino Motors Ltd. said Wednesday it will debut an environmentally friendly heavy-duty truck on the domestic market on Nov. 4.

The soot emissions of the remodeled Profia, featuring a load capacity of about 14.1 tons, are more than 85 percent lower than the 2003 emissions standard set by the government.

These emissions levels are among the best in Japan.

To this end, Hino equipped the truck with a newly developed engine and a soot filter, company officials said.

The fuel efficiency of the new truck is 10 percent to 30 percent better than that of the firm’s current trucks.

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