Dana Incorporated announces it will be the exclusive driveline supplier for the highly anticipated Hino XL7 and XL8 Class 7 and 8 commercial vehicles. The XL series of trucks from Hino add new advantages and capabilities to Hino's product line with a focus on reliability, durability, and owner experience.
The trucks feature Dana Spicer D- and E-Series steer axles, SPL 140 and 170 driveshafts, and several models of Spicer single and tandem drive axles, including the AdvanTEK 40, newly released S172 heavy-duty single drive axle, and D46-172 heavy-duty tandem axles.
Yoshinori Noguchi, president and CEO of Hino Trucks North America, says, "Working with Dana to bring the XL series to life for our customers was an important alliance. Dana's products are renowned for their impeccable design, consistency, and effectiveness for customers. Those traits are consistent with our goals and made them an ideal fit."
"Dana is focused on providing superior products that exceed customer expectations," says Mark Wallace, executive vice president of Dana and president of Dana Commercial Driveline Technologies. "Hino has demonstrated a strong commitment to excellence for its customers and we are honored to be able to strengthen our relationship with them by being chosen as the driveline supplier for the launch of the XL series."
Hino will begin production of the trucks in early 2019 at its facility in Mineral Wells, WV.