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Hino announces withdrawal of Poncho buses in Australia

BREAKING – Hino Motors Sales Australia has announced the difficult decision to withdraw the sale of its Poncho bus model in Australia

Following challenges over the past six months, Hino Motors Sales Australia (HMSA) has made the decision to withdraw the sale of its popular Poncho bus model in Australia.

In August 2022, Hino voluntarily chose to suspend the importation and sale of Poncho bus models in Australia.

Hino says the action was taken following the findings of a Special Investigation Committee that identified concerns around Hino’s processes relating to vehicle homologation and certification results in Japan.

Now, it is officially withdrawing the sale of the Poncho down under.

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“Hino continues to believe that Poncho buses meet the relevant regulatory requirements for the vehicle,” Hino told ABC.

“We have made the difficult decision in light of the regulatory processes that apply to the recommencement of sales of a small volume of vehicles.”

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