Hino Blue Ribbon
Hinomaru Bus 1231
Manufacturer Hino
Production 1982-present
Predecessor Hino RE/RC
Hino RS Skeleton(Tourist coach)
Successor Hino S'elega (Tourist coach)
Class Buses
Body style(s) Bus
Transmission(s) Hino (manual)/ZF(automatic)
Related Isuzu Erga

The Hino Blue Ribbon (kana:日野・ブルーリボン) is a heavy-duty bus built by Hino. The range was primarily available as city bus and tourist coach.

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)

Blue Ribbon (1982-2000) Edit

One-step and two-step

The Blue Ribbon 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/HU2M(1990)
  • KC-HT/HU2M(1995)


The Blue Ribbon non-step (low-floor) 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.

  • HU2P (1997)
  • KC-HU2P (1998)

Blue Ribbon (Tourist coach, 1982-1990) Edit

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

Blue Ribbon HIMR 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 City (2000-2005) Edit

  • KL-HU2P(2000)
    • Engine: P11C (turbocharged: 250PS or 300PS)
    • Transmission: 5-speed manual or ZF Ecomat (non-step: standard)

FCHV-BUS: the 1st of fuel cell bus in Japan, based this.

Blue Ribbon City HIMR (2001-2005)/Hybrid (2005-present)Edit

  • HM-HU1JLEP/MEP(2001)
    • Engine: J08C (turbocharged: 177kW/240PS) with motor-assisted
  • ACG-HU8JLFP/MFP(2005)
  • BJG-HU8JLFP/MFP(2007)
    • Engine: J08E-1M (turbocharged: 177kW/240PS) with motor-assisted

HU1J is one-step model, battery changed to Ni-MH. And HU8J is non-step model, equipped 4 Ni-MH batteries from Toyota Prius on the roof.

Blue Ribbon II (2004-present) Edit

The Hino Blue Ribbon II is a rebadged Isuzu Erga.

  • KL-KV280L1/N1 (2004)
  • PJ-KV234L1/N1/Q1 (2004)
  • PDG/PKG-KV234L2/N2/Q2

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