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UAZ Pro — test-drive SP

New truck UAZ Profi immediately called the killer of a GAZelle. Not rushed?

Bumper, grille and moldings of the arches are made of unpainted plastic. If necessary, these items are replaced individually. Spotlight the Pros of the ordinary, with the lamp H4 and without LEDs because it is cheaper.Bumper, grille and moldings of the arches are made of unpainted plastic. If necessary, these items are replaced individually. Spotlight the Pros of the ordinary, with the lamp H4 and without LEDs because it is cheaper.

Many believe that Pro — is the restyled model of the cargo, which the market has not taken — whether for light-duty, whether because of quality problems. But in fact Pro — brand-new car, albeit similar in concept: truck chassis with single or double row cab and a Board body (although the add-in can be any). The Pros wheelbase more than half a meter (3500 mm), it is wider (1990 mm) and above (2520 mm) than cargo. And most importantly: he is able to take half a ton of cargo and it is cheaper GAZelle Business approximately 100 thousand rubles.

Drive — rear or full (with rigidly connected front axle). According to the forecasts of local residents, the share of monoperiodic Profi will reach 90%. And this is a mini-revolution: Oise, its history, produces all-wheel drive all-terrain vehicles, first made a bet on the model with a single drive shaft.

The interior is almost completely borrowed from Patriot. The main difference is available only for monoperiodic Pro double passenger sofa. Underneath, a roomy organizer.The interior is almost completely borrowed from Patriot. The main difference is available only for monoperiodic Pro double passenger sofa. Underneath, a roomy organizer.

The locking rear differential the Eaton company can be ordered as an option. Supplement — 29 000 rubles.The locking rear differential the Eaton company can be ordered as an option. Supplement — 29 000 rubles.

The interior is almost completely borrowed from the Patriot: the same front panel, controls and even the driver’s seat. One of the few differences is that the front three seats (there is also a double-row cabin). However, passenger double sofa will fit only the slender ones, and the left is forced to sit sideways: it prevents the transmission tunnel and shift lever.

In four-wheel drive versions of the floor sticks out more and “poker” transfer case, so in such machines front just two separate chairs.

While two configurations — Standard and Comfort, but equipment generous. For the first time UAZ truck has the airbag, ABS and EBD, and it’s basic equipment. For a fee of 30 000 rubles offer air conditioning (for Comfort — standard equipment). The bonus to it is the cooled glove box.

The long-awaited acquisition

One of the major innovations of Profi — engine ZMZ About. In fact, this is a modified and well known motor ZMZ‑40906.10 2.7 litres, which was given a new index: 409051.10. The main differences — increased from 9.1 to 9.8 compression ratio, new pistons, valves, additional stiffening ribs in the cylinder head (needed because of the increased pressure), double row chain (in the near future will appear on all the engines of the Patriot family). And yet — new camshafts, modified valve timing, a different exhaust system with dvuhgolosyj the exhaust manifold.

Frame Pro is built on the basis petrikovskoy. It gained inset and reinforced in heavy loaded areas. There is an additional crossmember.Frame Pro is built on the basis petrikovskoy. It gained inset and reinforced in heavy loaded areas. There is an additional crossmember.

Springs positioned under the rails, not the side from them, in order to increase the load capacity.Springs positioned under the rails, not the side from them, in order to increase the load capacity.

All these improvements allowed to increase the capacity of the motor from the Crimea will receive 134.6 HP at 4600 rpm to 149,6 BHP at 5000 rpm, and torque from 217 N·m at 3900 rpm to 235,4, nm at 2650 rpm. it is a Pity, floating speed and strong vibration at idle and failed — Profi shiver as in fever.

All the traction increase has been the main driving speed range from 1500 to 3500. On the go it really feels: better elasticity, in the city they don’t have to shift gears. And well, since the extra time doing it would not be desirable: the selectivity of the mechanism is mediocre, and to put it in gear without the crunch, you have to push dlinnobaznaya the clutch pedal literally to the floor. Release bearing is buzzing on a new car. But he is far from the howling of the box — in a volume that will compete with radio. And this is not an isolated case specific to the machine.

I was able to ride several versions of the Profi drive of different types and with different loading. Certain problems were at each machine. This is particularly strange due to the fact that at the last Patriots the same five-speed box has already managed to make friends with the engine. I hope here will do. Promise, even the new six-speed manual gearbox!

If you tilt the number plate, it will show up under a roomy glove box that can be locked. With two stops behind the Board is not shaken when he stand up to get into the body.If you tilt the number plate, it will show up under a roomy glove box that can be locked. With two stops behind the Board is not shaken when he stand up to get into the body.

With a full load the spring borne by podreczniki. At the same time, the rubber buffers don’t squeak.With a full load the spring borne by podreczniki. At the same time, the rubber buffers don’t squeak.

Motor meets environmental standards Euro‑5 and still digesting the 92‑th gasoline. Later, he prescribed and under the hood of a Patriot. At least the prototypes are already there, and test results are encouraging. For example, acceleration to 100 km/h is shortened by three seconds.

As an option, on a Pro put gas equipment. A large gap between the cargo platform and the frame reserved for the 93‑litre gas container. The range on a single tank less than 750 km, and because you can put a few, good space allows. If LPG is not required, the space under the body is the accessory box, which will be available later.

Diesel in the short term will not. All because from 1 January 2018 in Russia come into force the requirements of ecological standard Euro‑5. This means that the already expensive diesel goes up by 1000-1500 Euro because it will require serious improvement. The fee for petrol will be unaffordable.

The power is there

The frame is new. Rather, Ulyanovsk call it new, but in fact, it is based on patriotska. It extended and enhanced in heavy loaded areas. And, unlike kiselevskoj, has a closed cross-section, as originally borrowed from the SUV and therefore more resistant to loads, especially in torsion. There is an additional crossmember and reinforced mounting brackets shock absorbers. The latter, incidentally, very different from patriotiski: besides other settings, they have a different stock.

To increase the load capacity, suspension spring placed under the spars and not on the side of them. Springs single sheet, podreczniki. First is the number of leaves confused, but even with a full load no problems on the go is not felt. Let’s see how they will manifest themselves in long-term operation.

Gas equipment can be installed directly at the factory. A large gap between the cargo platform and the frame reserved for the 93‑litre tank.Gas equipment can be installed directly at the factory. A large gap between the cargo platform and the frame reserved for the 93‑litre tank.

Front suspension, in contrast to the suspension of the same GAZelle Business, spring. Read: more comfortable. The Pros with rear wheel drive its design other than the all-wheel drive.

In General, the chassis tuning like: Pro rides much softer than the competitors and is perceived more like a passenger car.

Another important innovation — steering swivel is open. You can forget about the infamous ear, which brought the owners a constant headache. A new mechanism has reduced the turning radius and improve maneuverability: Pro long for a turn requires less space than the Patriot.

But on the highway the steering was puzzled. Bagel in the “near-zero” zone “empty” and has an impressive backlash. Turn it… and nothing happens. Only after a noticeable pause UAZ begins to deflect in the intended direction, and sharply and at a greater angle than expected. To get used to it I could not. And installed the wheel crooked: all tested Pro it deviated from the “zero” position to the right on 3-5 degrees is a trifle, but annoying!

Light rays do not allow water and snow to accumulate on the roof and can collapse in the beginning of the movement.Light rays do not allow water and snow to accumulate on the roof and can collapse in the beginning of the movement.

The grommets from the tent after a couple of kilometers left scars on the back Board. It is better to lower.The grommets from the tent after a couple of kilometers left scars on the back Board. It is better to lower.

On the platform of the new car already has rust. What will happen next?On the platform of the new car already has rust. What will happen next?

The front brake discs increased. Press them the original pads, patriotska is not suitable. Despite all the improvements, the brakes also have a claim: the extent of the pedal is mediocre, at the beginning of turn big backlash, and in the middle of the pedal if falls. The effectiveness is already started braking decreases, and after overcoming a small step increases again. This unpleasant feature also was found in all tested trucks.

Strengths Pros include the organization of cargo space — in fact, something for which it was created. Side body size (3089 × 1870 mm) is almost the same as a GAZelle Business. In the tilt option its volume of 9.4 m3. This is the norm for the class. The main thing that fit in that three-meter long, and in width two europalety (only fit four).

You can order a Pro with a wide platform (3089 × 2060 mm), which is easily distinguished by end-outline marker lamps at the top of the awning and a wider rear view mirrors. It includes five Euro pallets, and the internal volume of the body with the tent is 10.1 m3. Later there will be other add-ins: manufactured goods, isothermal, refrigerator, and various specialized — crane and others.

The quality of the awning is good. In the upper part is sheer in the daytime or under a street lamp to see with all the Luggage without lighting. Thanks to the reflectors on the rear of the platform car of the night will always be noticeable on the road, even with an open Board.The quality of the awning is good. In the upper part is sheer in the daytime or under a street lamp to see with all the Luggage without lighting. Thanks to the reflectors on the rear of the platform car of the night will always be noticeable on the road, even with an open Board.

But the fly in the ointment and there has not been. Still can’t understand why when using cataphoresis priming and robots in the paint shop on the side platforms of new vehicles show signs of rust and paint smudges?

Certain fears were caused by a single rear busbars. How will a Pro out of the pavement on the tires of Kama And 359 dimension 225/75 R16С? It? Because any of the Cars we are waiting for the extraordinary permeability.

I checked. Even monoprivodnom and loaded Profi effortlessly cope with light off-road. For more complex cases, you can retrofit the car with a locking rear differential for 29,000 rubles (with factory warranty) and this is a great offer — side is unlikely to buy it much cheaper. Lock blasterboy one and a half tons Pro easily and confidently even copes with diagonal hanging out.

Version 4×4, I would take only from the road of despair. Not enough that the transfer case is humming worse than the gearbox, so even the connection and disconnection of the front axle — the whole Saga. Effort at the lever is excessive, the transfer drums are stuck only way. To understand the situation in which in one time or another is a transfer case, it is impossible — even with a diagram on the knob.

In the wheel hub — six wheel studs instead of five. Upon initial mounting of the wheels, inherited from the cargo, the nuts had to constantly tweak. Side mirrors are impressive, but blind spots from the Pros is very large. In them without any problem lost the same Patriot.In the wheel hub — six wheel studs instead of five. Upon initial mounting of the wheels, inherited from the cargo, the nuts had to constantly tweak. Side mirrors are impressive, but blind spots from the Pros is very large. In them without any problem lost the same Patriot.

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Buggy car. And if we talk about the battle with the van, it is best to use the legal term “exercise in futility”. It is understood the use of instruments and means that are not objectively able to hurt someone committed assault. Indeed, despite all of its strengths (practicality, comfort, safety and a more affordable price), the Pros are unlikely to oust Nizhny Novgorod lorry from the pedestal. Well, except that there where no all-wheel drive can not do.

UAZ Pro (standard platform)

Length/width/height/base 5940/1990/2520/3500 mm

The load compartment volume of 9.4 m3

Load capacity 1500 kg

Weight/total weight 1990/3500 kg

Engine diesel, R4, 16 valves, 2693 cm3; 110 kW/150 HP at 5000 rpm; 235 N·m at 2650 rpm

Fuel/fuel AI‑92/72 l

Fuel consumption: combined : 12 l/100 km

Transmission rear-wheel drive; M5

UAZ Profi — test drive TROIS Profi — test drive, Photo: Cages George

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