“GAZ group” has unveiled plans to equip commercial vehicles GAS power plants manufactured by Volkswagen. In addition, it became known that the GAZelle Next will receive an automatic transmission.
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In the summer of “GAZ Group” and Volkswagen AG signed an agreement of intent, which implies the possibility of extending the “long-term strategic partnership.” Recall that in the Nizhny Novgorod contract assemble several models of cars: Skoda Octavia and Yeti (in January it will be replaced on Kodiaq) and sedans the Volkswagen Jetta.
But a Russian company focused on production of commercial vehicles, and a partnership with Volkswagen AG would be nice to improve the consumer characteristics of the manufactured trucks, primarily light commercial vehicles of the family GAZelle Next.
“GAZ group” presented its development plan lines of light and medium-duty equipment. The first vehicles of the family GAZelle Next with diesel engines Volkswagen will appear in the second half of next year. Moreover, if conventional cars will be used powerplant with one turbine, for “heavy” GAZelle Next to a total weight of 4.6 t will use diesel with twin turbo. At the same time abandon their own gasoline engines EvoTech collection and Cummins turbo-diesel in Nizhny Novgorod do not intend.
These same models will get the new 6-speed manual transmission development of Gas designed for a maximum torque of 460 Nm. Also for the second half of next year and production is scheduled Gazelles with guns — “GAZ Group” as a provider of transmissions has chosen Punch.
As for medium-duty vehicles are a family of Gazon Next, in 10-ton and 15-ton versions, they will receive an automatic box production GAS designed for torque up to 800 Nm and a 5-speed manual transmission adds: 6-speed, designed for torque up to 600 Nm.
- According to rumors, “GAZ Group” and Volkswagen are discussing the creation of commercial models on a common platform.
- In March the Chairman of the Board of Directors of “GAZ Group” Siegfried wolf said about the possible revival of the brand “Volga”. But if it happens, the name will get a commercial model. And it is possible that it will be licensed Volkswagen Caddy for example.
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GAZelle Next with a gun and a diesel Volkswagen — ZR knows when she powershaper Next with automatic and diesel Volkswagen — SP knows when it will appear