DAPURPACU – One of the icons and the most visited by visitors to the 2021 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) exhibition is the Hino booth.
Not without reason, at this year’s GIIAS Hino Booth which is located in Hall 7E, ICE, BSD City, Tangerang, Hino brought a bus unit which was also the only bus present at the annual automotive exhibition.
Yup, this bus is the newest bus from PT Hino Motors Sales Indonesia (HMSI) in collaboration with the Tentrem Body from Malang, East Java.
They released the latest generation bus body, namely the Avante H7 AB which offers an ergonomic and aerodynamic design.
The bus made by Tentrem is priced at around Rp. 1.7 billion to Rp. 1.8 billion. However, the price is tentative according to consumer needs.
Looking at the outside, the body of the Avante H7 AB still adheres to the double glass windshield, and looks ‘jenong’, paired with a slightly tapered curve in the headlamp design.
The name of the AB frill itself is Aluminum Body which has a charming body curve combined with a modern and exclusive bus appearance.
This aluminum body has the advantage of being lighter than buses in general, it can even reduce weight by up to 500 kilograms.
“In addition, it also makes buses more fuel efficient and efficient in tire use,” said Tentrem Branch Manager, Anton Hastadi, when met at the Hino GIIAS 2021 booth recently.
Anton said the use of an aluminum body also helps government policies targeting Zero Over Dimension and Over Loading (ODOL) vehicles on the road.
“This bus is our latest design and innovation that uses an aluminum body. Regarding safety, this bus has been subjected to a series of tests,” he said.
“The Avante H7 AB has a low center of gravity or the Lowest Center of Gravity, because it has been tested by the Proven Roll Over Test UN ECE R66, which is a roll test through a computer program,” he continued.
Anton explained that this test is to evaluate the effect on the balance of the vehicle in conditions of a collision or sudden curving motion caused by a high center of gravity or a vehicle carrying too heavy a load.
This bus, he continued, is also very comfortable to drive and safe in terms of electrical load safety and of course the body is resistant to rust and corrosion which can damage the body and interfere with appearance.
The main feature on this bus that is the most interesting is the 360 mirroring camera that is embedded in the rearview mirror, on the middle and rear sides of this bus.
Finished reviewing the exterior, now move on to the cabin of the Hino R260 Bus, which has a combination seating design configuration for families and VVIP.
On the front side of the cabin, a bench with a 1-1-1 configuration consists of 6 seats, while in the middle there is a long bench like a sofa combined with a captain seat 2 unit and a table for eating. Then, at the back of the standard bus seats in general.
Regarding hygiene, this bus is equipped with an Air Purifier Cabin System that improves air quality and reduces the number of viruses and bacteria in the air, especially during the pandemic.
According to the Chief Operating Officer Director of PT HMSI, Santiko Wardoyo, the Hino R260 is the best-selling bus chassis in the national automotive market, because it is very suitable and widely relied on by a number of Otobus Companies (POs).
“This Hino bus sells best, because it is known to be very tough and efficient in serving inter-city transportation between provinces, tourism buses, and employee shuttle buses,” he said.
On the other hand, Aftersales Director of PT HMSI, Irwan Supriyono added, the reason the bus became the best-selling in the market was because it had oil gallery technology.
“Oil Gallery is a technology for perforating lubricants on the pistons that work to cool the engine, making it more efficient,” he said.
“With a piston design equipped with an oil gallery, 50% of the heat generated from the piston will be transferred to lubricating oil or oil,” he explained.
This keeps the bus engine stable and its temperature maintained, even though it traverses long toll roads such as Trans Java or Trans Sumatra with less oil consumption.
“Hino buses have easy maintenance and are more cost-effective for bus companies. Because Hino buses also have a smaller oil capacity, the expense for regular engine oil replacement is more efficient,” explained Irwan.
For the shock absorber, the R260 bus in collaboration with the Tentrem Body uses a Rigid Axle type front suspension with Semi Elliptic Leaf Springs and Rigid Axle with Tapper Leaf Springs at the rear.
The chassis is designed to be compact in order to produce high agility and stability. This construction also allows for more spacious luggage space. In total, this bus weighs up to 14,200 kilograms.
Talking about the pacemaker, this Hino Bus R260 carries a 7,684 cc 4-cylinder engine, turbocharger, intercooler with the J08E-UF type which is capable of producing 256 hp at 2,500 rpm with 745 Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm. The output is channeled through a 6-speed transmission. [dp/DF]
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