Hino Rainbow
Niseko bus 462
Manufacturer Hino
Production 1980-present
Predecessor Hino RL
Successor Hino Liesse, Hino Melpha (Tourist coach)
Class Buses
Body style(s) Bus
Transmission(s) 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
3-speed automatic (7M/7W/RB/AB)
5-speed automatic (RJ/RR/HR/II)
Related Isuzu Erga Mio, Isuzu Gala Mio

The Hino Rainbow (kana:日野・レインボー) is a medium-duty bus built by Hino. The range was primarily available as city bus and tourist coach. Asia Motors made a badge engineered version called the Asia Cosmos.

RL (1970-1980)

  • RL100 (1970)
  • RL300/320 (1975)
  • K-RL301/321 (1980)

Rainbow RJ/RR (1980-2004)

  • First generation (1980-1988)
    • K-RJ/RR170/172/192 (1980)
    • P-RJ/RR170/172/192 (1984)
  • Second generation(1988-2004)
    • P-RJ/RR170/172/192 (1988)
    • U-RJ/RR3H (1990)
    • KC-RJ/RR1J (1995)
    • KK-RJ/RR1J (1999)

Rainbow AC (1983-1988)

  • P-AC140 (1983)

Rainbow RB/AB (1985-1995)

The Rainbow RB (rear engine)/AB (front engine) is a light-duty bus.

  • P-RB145/AB115 (1985)
  • U-RB1W/AB2W (1990)

Rainbow 7M(CH)/7W(RH) (1987-1998)

  • P-CH/RH160 (1987)
  • U-CH/RH3 (1990)
  • KC-CH/RH1 (1995)

Rainbow HR (1999-present)

The Rainbow HR is non-step (low-floor) city bus. The HR1J engine is J08C 220ps 6-cylinder 8-litre diesel engine. The HR7J engines J07E 225ps 5-cylinder 7-litre diesel engine with a turbocharger and intercooler.

  • KK-HR1J (1999) - 7m/9m
  • KL-HR1J (2000) - 10.5m
  • PB/PK-HR7J (2004) - 9m/10.5m
  • BDG-HR7J (2007) - 10.5m

Rainbow II (2004-present)

The Rainbow II is a rebadged by Isuzu Erga Mio.

  • PJ-KR234J1 (2004)
  • PDG-KR234J2 (2007)


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