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The most significant features of the new Hino Poncho are its low floor for easy entry and exit and the largest full flat floor space in its class (at least 80% of the whole passenger space), which was realized by laying out the tires at the corners of the vehicle. Additional features include the ability to maneuver around narrow corners in residential areas and the like and a friendly design, whose simplicity and roundness makes it ideal for use as a community bus in Japan's aging and barrier free society. It was also the first bus in its class to conform to Japan's 2005 (long-term) emissions regulations, thus emphasizing its excellent environmental performance.
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Storage location:HINO MOTORS LTD.
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Year manufactured:2006
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Manufacturer:Hino Motors, Ltd.
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:In use: on public display
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Hino Poncho
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Model name:ADG-HX6JLAE
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Company name:Hino Motors Ltd.
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Year manufactured:2006
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Designed by:Hino Motors. Ltd.
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Collaboration:J-BUS Ltd.
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Vehicle type/usage:Bus/route
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:In mass production
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Model / Weight
Style:City bus/multi-district
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Number of doors:2
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Passenger capacity:36 (11 seated, 24 standing, 1 driver)
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Vehicle weight:5730 kg
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Gross vehicle weight:7710 kg
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Points of interest, topicality:Received the 1996 Good Design Award for its simple, round and friendly design. Its most significant features are its low floor for easy entry and exit, and the largest full flat floor space in its class (at least 80% of the whole passenger space). These popular features make it ideal for use as a community bus in Japan's aging and barrier free society.
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Body / Size
Structure:Monocoque
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Bumpers:Provided
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Step:Provided
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Overall length:6990 mm
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Overall width:2080 mm
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Overall height:3100 mm
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Headlamp type:2-lamp type halogen headlamps
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Tire size:205/80R17.5
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Features:2 compact sizes with total lengths of 6.3 and 7 m to match the road conditions such as in residential areas.
The long 7 m vehicle has a full flat floor area of 6. 7m2
Greatest full-flat floor space in small Japanese route buses, within a total length of 7 m and a total width of 2 m
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:Monocoque
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Front axle:Reverse Elliot type
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Rear axle:Full floating type
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Wheelbase:4825 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1720 mm×1575 mm
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Vehicle height adjustment:Kneeling (door interlocked) + vehicle height increase
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Steering:Integral type power steering
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Main braking system:Hydraulic compound type, front and rear dual leading
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Parking brake:Mechanical propeller shaft internal expansion brake
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Dampers:None
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Stabilizer:None
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Driving stability devices:None
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Features:Combination of a transversely mounted engine and Hino's parallel drive.
Furthermore, the tire layout, which minimized the length of the overhangs enabled a wide non-step area.
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Engine / Size / Power
Engine name:J05D
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Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Inline 6/4-cycle water cooled
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Valve train:OHC/4-valve
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Carburetor:None
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Bore x stroke:Φ112 ×120 mm
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Displacement:4.728 L
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Max. power/r.p.m.:132 kW/2800 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:490 Nm/1600 rpm
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Exhaust emissions treatment:Oxidation catalyst
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Supercharger:Provided
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Variable ignition system:None
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Fuel tank capacity:100 L
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Fetures:New J05D type engine and DPR adopted to clear the world's most severe new long-term (2005) exhaust emissions regulations.
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:5MT
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Drive system:4×2/Rear axle drive type
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Performance
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Reference materials:Ogawa et al. New small non-step bus "Hino Poncho" Technical Review of Hino Motors No.57 (2006) et al.
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