At the COMTRANS 2019 exhibition GAZ Group presents a whole range of new models of light commercial vehicles, medium-duty trucks, buses and powertrains. The most notable new product unveiled at the exhibition is the new light commercial vehicle GAZelle NN developed by engineers of Gorky Automobile Plant in the year when the original GAZelle marked its 25th anniversary. Other new products include the Sadko Next off-road truck, the GAZon Next 10 running on two types of natural gas, and the upgraded Sobol 4×4. The bus range of the company is represented by the new low-floor minibus, the GAZ electric bus, the new Vector Next intercity bus and the GAZelle Next 4.6 CNG minibus. Also the GAZ Group booth features a Euro-6 diesel engine and Euro-5 gas engines based on the YMZ-530 engine family.
Vadim Sorokin, GAZ Group President: “At the COMTRANS exhibition we present 10 new models of commercial vehicles and buses. All of them meet the future requirements that today define the development of the global commercial vehicle industry. These are vehicles with intelligent driver assist systems that already serve not just as a tool in the hands of the driver, but also as a partner, assistant analyzing the road situation and interacting with the driver. These are low-floor buses, which meet all the requirements of the “accessible environment” for low-mobility passengers. These are zero-emission electric vehicle solutions and natural gas fueled vehicles. These are modern off-road vehicles for work and travel.”
The new generation light commercial vehicle GAZelle NNfeatures more than 30 driver assist systems, higher comfort, reduced cost of ownership and high versatility. Thanks to its versatility the new platform will become the basis for further development of the GAZ lineup in the coming decade. 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. This data processed by the electronic “brain” are then used by ADAS systems that include the adaptive cruise control, intelligent speed adjustment based on road signs, lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking and other systems. The completely new interior of the vehicle cabin includes a comfortable driver’s seat with 20 adjustments, modern 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. A number of technical improvements have significantly reduced the noise and vibration levels. Predictive diagnostics, which will become possible thanks to an intelligent electrical system, reducing accident rate, more than 50 design and technological changes aimed at increasing the service life and reliability of key components and lowering fuel consumption, all this reduces the payback period and increases the economic efficiency of the vehicle operation.
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