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HINO 238

At 23,000 lbs GVW, the Hino 238 combines exceptional fuel economy with Hino’s competitive advantages, including warranty coverage and unsurpassed B50 engine life. “When you need cubic capacity, but not maximum weight capacity in a Class 6 vehicle, the 238 provides you with low cost of ownership and unmatched reliability,” according to Hino.


Hino Trucks is recognized as one of the leading innovators in engine design, and its engines are known for delivering fuel efficiency. “Combining high-pressure common rail fuel injection, variable geometry turbocharger design, and cooled EGR with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for emission control allows us to optimize the air/fuel mixture across the entire speed range of our engines,” according to the company. “The result is fuel-efficient compliance with 2010 EPA regulations.”
The VNT turbochargers optimize airflow, allowing engine designers to more accurately control cylinder pressure and air/fuel ratio. “Better control means a more complete burn, resulting in better fuel efficiency and full EPA compliance,” the company explains. And, Hino’s SCR technology produces additional gains in fuel economy.
Common rail fuel injection provides higher pressure over the entire speed range of an engine supplied by constant pressure pumps that assure instant high-pressure response for each injection event. This allows for a more responsive engine and better control of fuel quantity in the combustion.
Standard on the 238 is a fully automatic 6-speed Allison transmission that provides smooth, seamless full-power shifts. “The result of Allison’s fully automatic transmission is faster acceleration and higher average road speed, which equates to quicker route times throughout the day. That means greater productivity and increased profits for your business,” according to Hino.


The 238 has proven, US-made driveline components powered by Hino on a standard 34-inch frame. The efficiency and durability of the Hino engine pairs with a top-of-the-line selection of industry-proven drivetrain components, such as Meritor axles and Dana Spicer driveshafts. Meritor has more than 100 years of axle manufacturing experience, cutting edge technologies, and proven reliability and performance, making it the world’s largest independent manufacturer of commercial truck axles. The preference of Dana Spicer driveshafts by US OEMs, fleet specifiers, dealership sales, and replacement parts professionals make them the go-to choice for Hino trucks.
The 238 also has some of the best cab features, including high-visibility and great comfort. Its fully galvanized steel cab offers extreme noise reduction. “With Toyota inspired interior design, our cabs offer a complete package of the most necessary features and then kept it simple and serviceable,” according to Hino. “We placed the driving position high to gain a wide perspective of the road while also maintaining a good feel for the corners of the hood.” Plus, the 238 comes standard with air conditioning, CD, tilt and telescoping steering column, and cruise control.


The 238 comes equipped with the Hino INSIGHT platform.

  • INSIGHT Telematics lets you monitor idle times, heavy braking, speed, locations, distance traveled, and more.
  • INSIGHT Remote Diagnostics will alert you, your dealer, and Hino in the event of a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) and will direct you as to the next steps and urgency.
  • INSIGHT Case Management will streamline the service process with appointment co-ordination and service progress updates.

The 238 comes standard with five-year/250,000-mile extended warranty coverage, while additional optional coverages are available for the engine and aftertreatment system. “In addition to the standard items covered by Hino Trucks’ past engine warranty, the new coverage has been expanded to cover key components, such as fuel injectors, the fuel injection supply pump, and the turbo charger,” according to Hino.
And, for the first three years of ownership—regardless of mileage—HinoWatch is there to ensure you are protected night and day, all year round, with roadside assistance for your 238 anywhere throughout the US and Canada. Just call HinoWatch and provide your VIN, truck location, and problem description.
Hino also offers a preventive service care program for all diesel-only Hino models—HinoCare—which covers and manages maintenance items, including engine oil, fuel filter, and air filter replacements; transmission fluid and differential oil replacements; and much more.


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