Hino 300 Series 721 Wide Body 2021 Review

HINO Sports Truck 721 Wide Body Driven and Rated

Hino 300 721 – Hino updated their 300 Series in mid-2020 and the new models are available in Standard Single Cab and Wide Single Cab and Wide Crew Cab configurations as well as a range of engine options, including a Hybrid and a true Automatic transmission.

Hino 300 721 Wide Cab exterior front qtr  Amongst the multitude of variants is the sports version of trucks, the 721 Wide body, which we drove recently and really enjoyed the combination of extra power and torque as well as the handling.

Hino 300 721 Wide Cab engine specs

The key to the 721 is the five litre diesel engine with an impressive 153Kw of power and 600Nm of torque, matched to the six-speed double overdrive true automatic transmission, 6.5 tonne Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) with a towing capacity of 3.5 tonne.

This gives a 10T GCM that is very appealing in the light truck market.

Hino 300 Series 721 interior_ 2020

Other key features are

  • Revised dash
  • New multimedia unit with a 6.5inch touch screen and
  • Class leading safety through the Hino SmartSafe safety system

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While the 300 series comes in a multitude of variants, this is actually my pick as it provides effortless power and torque combined with the wide body and you can opt for the longer wheel base.

Hino 300 721 Wide Cab features

At around $69,000 plus the usual costs the 300 Series 721 Wide body is actually really good value

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Hino 300 721 Wide Cab economy

Model   

2021 HINO 300 Series 721 Wide Body 

Model Price $69,000 MLP*
Engine 5.1L 4 Cyl TDi
Drivetrain 4X2 Hino A465 HD 6 speed with double overdrive
Power 151kW at 2,600rpm
Torque 600 Nm @ 1,500rpm
Safety TBA ANCAP
CO2 Emissions TBA g/km
Economy ADR 10.1K/L
Tow Capacity 3500 Kg
Tow Ball Rating 350 kg
Payload 5500 Kg
Servicing Service Agreement Capped Price
Warranty 3yr/ unlimited km with  3 Yrs roadside assist

*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.

Overall Rating    

85/100

Behind the Wheel 7
Comfort 8
Equipment 7
Performance 9
Ride and Handling 8
Practicality 9
Fit for Purpose 9
Towing Ability 10
Payload 10
Value for Money 8

Hino 300 721 Wide Cab rear

Dimensions

 
Overall Length 7905mm
Wheelbase 4400mm
Width / Height 2135mm / 2350mm
Unladen ground clearance / wading depth Up to 210mm / TBA mm
Approach / Rampover / Departure angles N/A
Fuel Tank  / Turning Circle 200 Litres / 15.6mts KTK
Kerb Weight / Payload / GVM / GCM TBAkg / 5500kg / 6500kg / 10000KG
Towing Capacity / Tow Ball rating 3500kg / 350kg

 

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Hino 300 Series 721 Wide Body
  • 7/10
    Behind the Wheel - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Comfort - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Equipment - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Performance - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Ride and Handling - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Practicality - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fit for Purpose - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Towing Ability - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Payload - 10/10
  • 8/10
    Value for Money - 8/10
8.5/10

Summary

While the 300 series comes in a multitude of variants, this is actually my pick as it provides effortless power and torque combined with the wide body and you can opt for the longer wheel base.
At around $69,000 plus the usual costs the 300 Series 721 Wide body is actually really good value

About Rob Fraser 1594 Articles
Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.