GAZ starts manufacture of Valdai NEXT

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AK&M 03 August 2020 17:46

Gorky automobile plant (GAZ) has started the assembly of the Valdai NEXT medium-duty city truck, the company informed.

The pilot samples are intended for testing production processes and for the pilot field operation.

The truck will come with a cab-over-engine cab manufactured by Foton. The cab-over-engine cab design has added 800 mm to the cargo body length so as to combine a large cargo body and high maneuverability in this urban commercial vehicle in the best way possible.

The use of the Cummins ISF 2.8 diesel engine combined with the new 6-speed gearbox home-designed by GAZ ensures low fuel consumption and high torque transmission (up to 360 Nm).

Gorky automobile plant (GAZ) is a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles in Russia. It manufactures light and medium-duty commercial vehicles for small and medium-sized businesses, various industries, the utility sector, agricultural companies, medical and school institutions in Russia and abroad. The company has developed a broad dealer network with more than 220 sales centers and 1,650 branded spare parts and accessory stores. Its core models include GAZelle NEXT, GAZon NEXT, GAZelle BUSINESS, Sobol BUSINESS, Sadko. The company produces more than 5,000 types of components. It has an own engineering center and more than 20 high-tech production facilities. 583 industrial robots are used in the assembly of GAZ cars, the level of automation at key sites reaches 85%. The company is located in Nizhny Novgorod.