The Info List - Hino Blue Ribbon City

The Hino Blue Ribbon
Hino Blue Ribbon
(kana:日野・ブルーリボン) is a heavy-duty single-decker bus marketed by Hino from 1982 onwards. The range is primarily available as city bus and tourist coach. It is built by J-Bus as either a complete bus or a bus chassis.[2] The vehicle as only available with right hand drive.


1 RE/RC (1960-1984) 2 Blue Ribbon (1982-2000)

2.1 Blue Ribbon (Tourist coach, 1982-1990) 2.2 Blue Ribbon HIMR (1991-2001)

3 Blue Ribbon City (2000-2005)

3.1 Blue Ribbon City HIMR (2001-2005) 3.2 Blue Ribbon City Hybrid (2005-2015) 3.3 FCHV-BUS (2002-2005)

4 Blue Ribbon II (2004-2015) 5 Blue Ribbon (2015-present)

5.1 Blue Ribbon Hybrid (2015-present)

6 Shinjin RC420TP 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

RE/RC (1960-1984)[edit]

RB10-P (1960) RB10 (1961) RC10-P (1961) RC100-P (1962) RE100 (1967) RC300/320 (1967) RE101/121/141/161 (1977) RC301/321/381 (1977) RC701P/721P (1979) K-RE101/121/141/161 (1980) K-RC301/321/381 (1980)

RE RE100


RC K-RC321

RC K-RC381

Blue Ribbon (1982-2000)[edit] One-step and two-step The Blue Ribbon was introduced in 1982, The RT/RU22 engine is EM100 6-cylinedr, 9.4 litre (225ps) diesel engine. The HT/HU22 engine is ER200 6-cylinder, 11.6 litre (225ps) diesel engine. The HT/HT23, HT/HU2M engine is M10U 6-cylinder, 9.9 litre (230ps) diesel engine.

K-RT/RU22(1982) P-HT/HU22(1984) P-HT/HU23(1985) U-HT/HU2MLAA/MMAA/MPAA(1990) KC-HT/HU2MLCA/MMCA/MPCA(1995)

Non-step The Blue Ribbon non-step (low-entry) city bus is introduced in 1997 Tokyo Motor Show. The HU2P engine is P11C 6-cylinder, 10.5 litre (250ps) diesel engine with turbocharger. The HU2P transmission is ZF Ecomat automatic transmission standard.

HU2PM/PP (1997) KC-HU2PMCE/PPCE (1998)

Blue Ribbon P-HU233BA

Blue Ribbon One-Step U-HT2MMAAkai

Blue Ribbon KC-HT2MLCA

Blue Ribbon KC-HU2MLCA

Blue Ribbon (FHI 7E body) U-HT2MMAAkai

Blue Ribbon HU2ML (One-step low-floor prototype)

Blue Ribbon KC-HU2PPCE

Blue Ribbon (Tourist coach, 1982-1990)[edit]

K-RU60/63(1982) P-RU60/63(1985)

Blue Ribbon (Tourist coach) P-RU638BB

Blue Ribbon (Tourist coach) P-RU638BB

Blue Ribbon HIMR (1991-2001)[edit] HIMR is hybrid vehicle. Induction motor and batteries equipped in car. When vehicle start, motor assist engine, and braking, motor operating as electric retarder, and accumlate energy to battery.

U-HU2MLAkai(1991) U-HU2MLAH(1994) KC-RU1JLCH(1995)

Blue Ribbon "HIMR" U-HU2MLAH

Blue Ribbon City (2000-2005)[edit]


Engine: P11C (turbocharged: 250PS or 300PS) Transmission: 5-speed manual or ZF Ecomat (non-step: standard)

Blue Ribbon City KL-HU2PPEE

Blue Ribbon City KL-HU2PMEK

Blue Ribbon City HIMR (2001-2005)[edit] HU1J is one-step model, battery changed to Ni-MH.


Engine: J08C (turbocharged: 177 kW/240PS) with motor-assisted

Blue Ribbon City HIMR HM-HU1JMEP

Blue Ribbon City Hybrid (2005-2015)[edit] The Blue Ribbon City Hybrid is the only hybrid electric city bus in production with Hino Motors. Most of them are primarily made in full length chassis whereas some of them are made in medium-length chassis. HU8J is non-step model, equipped 4 Ni-MH batteries from Toyota Prius on the roof.


Engine: J08E-1M (turbocharged: 177 kW/240PS) with motor-assisted


Engine: J08E-1M (turbocharged: 206 kW/280PS) with motor-assisted

Blue Ribbon City Hybrid ACG-HU8JLFP

FCHV-BUS (2002-2005)[edit] The Toyota FCHV-BUS is the 1st of fuel cell bus in Japan, based Hino KL-HU2PMEE.

FCHV-BUS (Version 2002)

FCHV-BUS (Version 2005)

Blue Ribbon II (2004-2015)[edit] The Hino Blue Ribbon
Hino Blue Ribbon
II is a rebadged Isuzu Erga. It has a rounded roof dome similar to the Rainbow II with a double-curvature windscreen and a separately mounted destination blind.

KL-KV280L1/N1 (2004) PJ-KV234L1/N1/Q1 (2004) PDG/PKG-KV234L2/N2/Q2 (2007) LKG/LDG-KV234L3/N3/Q3 (2010) QPG/QKG/QDG-KV234L3/N3/Q3 (2012)

Blue Ribbon II KL-KV280L1

Blue Ribbon II PJ-KV234N1

Blue Ribbon II PKG-KV234L2

Blue Ribbon II QPG-KV234L3

Blue Ribbon II (NSK 96MC body) PJ-KV234N1

Blue Ribbon (2015-present)[edit] Hino named the original name.

QRG/QPG/QKG/QDG-KV290N1/Q1 (2015)

Engine: 4HK1 (turbocharged: 184 kW/250PS)

2TG/2PG/2KG/2DG-KV290N2/Q2 (2017)

Engine: 4HK1 (turbocharged: 177 kW/240PS)

Blue Ribbon QDG-KV290N1

Blue Ribbon Hybrid (2015-present)[edit] The Blue Ribbon Hybrid is made at Utsunomiya Works.


Engine: A05C (turbocharged: 184 kW/250PS) with motor-assisted


Engine: A05C (turbocharged: 191 kW/260PS) with motor-assisted

Blue Ribbon Hybrid Test Model (The body is based on Blue Ribbon City) HU8JLGP(kai)

Blue Ribbon Hybrid QSG-HL2ASAP

Shinjin RC420TP[edit]

Shinjin RC420TP


Manufacturer Shinjin Motors

Production February 1971 - June 1972

Assembly Busanjin, Busan, South Korea[3]

Body and chassis

Class Express Bus

Related Hino Blue Ribbon
Hino Blue Ribbon
RC Series


Engine Hino DK20-T Turbo-Diesel


Wheelbase 5.67 m

Length 11.1 m

Width 2.49 m


Successor GMK BU110[4]

Shinjin RC420TP is a rear engine high speed bus licence build from Hino Blue Ribbon
Hino Blue Ribbon
RC Series bus.

External images

Shinjin RC420TP - driver side : [1]

Shinjin RC420TP - passenger side : [2]

Larger picture of Shinjin RC020 : [3]

Shinjin RC420TP, the express bus class was introduced on February 1971. The body was used from Hino RC300P series, but used the longer Hino RC320P chassis. This series were equip with the Hino's DK20-T turbo-diesel engine. The last one was produced on June 1972. Only 67 units were made before GM Korea
GM Korea
took over. Other version, the RC420 sub series were also made with leaf spring suspension system. See also[edit]

Buses portal

Shinjin Motor (1955~1971) section at Daewoo Bus Buses section at Shinjin Motors List of buses


^ J-Bus website viewed 2014-08-19 ^ J-Bus website viewed 2014-08-19 ^ Daewoo Bus
Global Corp.; Company; In Korea; Busan Plant Archived 2008-12-01 at the Wayback Machine. ^ Zyle Daewoo Bus
Company: History of 1970S/1980S

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to HINO Blue Ribbon.

(in Japanese) Hino Blue Ribbon
Hino Blue Ribbon
and Rainbow Homepage Zyle Daewoo Bus
Company: History Before 1970S (Shinjin RC420TP picture marquee) (in Korean) 기업연혁: 신진자동차 (Production information) (in Korean) 기업연혁: G.M코리아 (End date reason) (in Korean) 버스와 트럭의 운전게임 마 이 티 M.I.G.H.T.Y (in Korean) 신진 RC420 이 있었다? (Discussion on Shinjin RC420 bus) (in Korean) 대우 자동차, 이름, 뜻,종류 (Successor of High Speed Bus
Class) (in Japanese) 若松様から頂いた写真のうち、1986年に撮影したものです。 (1971 Hino RC300P) (in Korean) RC420TP 고속버스 (Pictures of Shinjin RC420TP High Speed Bus) (in Korean) 1971~72년에 생산된 신진히노 RC420TP의 원형을 찾아봤습니다 (Body/ Chassis

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