22 Sep 2019


At the Comtrans 2019 exhibition, earlier this month in Moscow, Russian GAZ Group presented a range of new models of light commercial vehicles, medium-duty trucks, buses and powertrains. The bus range is expanded with a new low-floor minibus, a GAZ electric bus, the new Vector Next intercity bus and the GAZelle Next 4.6 CNG minibus.

Proudly GAZ presented the new light commercial vehicle GAZelle NN which features more than 30 driver assist systems and a better comfort: 5 cameras, 8 ultrasonic sensors, 3 radars provide a 360-degree visibility, blind spots monitoring, recognition of traffic signs, traffic signals, weather conditions and lighting level. The ADAS systems include adaptive cruise control, intelligent speed adjustment based on road signs, lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking and other systems. The completely new interior includes a comfortable driver's seat, climate control, a multimedia system with a 9-inch screen, a new instrument cluster with a TFT display and the keyless access and engine start capability. The new minibus is characterized by the low floor level and the wide standing area. The rear axle has a higher load-bearing capacity. The bus is designed to carry 22 passengers.

Also new is the GAZon Next 10 LNG/CNG which is equipped with a combined transport system operating on two types of natural gas: LNG (liquefied natural gas) and CNG (compressed natural gas). With a comparable fuel tank capacity the LNG provides 3 times more range than the CNG. The GAZelle Next 4.6 CNG minibus is designed to carry 22 passengers (19 seats and 3 standing places).

The Vector Next 8.8 bus for intercity routes expands the Next flagship lineup of GAZ Group. The bus interior features ergonomic seats, individual service units, additional handrails. The bus is designed to carry 48 passengers, including 30 seats, and are powered by Euro-5 compliant YMZ-534 diesel engines with the power output of 168 hp. The service interval is extended to 20,000 km.

The new GAZ electric bus has an ultrafast charging facility. It was designed in cooperation with Bauman Moscow State Technical University based on the LIAZ-5292 low-floor city bus. The GAZ electric can carry 85 passengers, including 30 seated passengers, and has a wheelchair area. The bus features a kneeling system, video surveillance system and a fire extinguishing system, USB-charging, air conditioning and Glonass equipment.

Other new products include the Sadko Next off-road truck, the GAZon Next 10 running on two types of natural gas, the upgraded Sobol 4x4 and a new YMZ-53426 Euro-6 diesel engine with a displacement of 4.43 l and a power range of 170-210 hp, torque of 664-780 Nm.

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