The GAZelle City car won the Bus of the Year nomination at the Best Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia competition. As reported in a press release received by Izvestia on Tuesday, December 22, the main criterion for determining the winner is the contribution of a car or bus to improving the efficiency of freight and passenger transportation.
The low-floor GAZelle City bus has become one of the most successful novelties of 2024. The growing demand of cities for such transport reflects the growing attention of both city authorities and carriers to the comfort and convenience of people with disabilities, the elderly, passengers with strollers. Our society is becoming more humane and more humane, and the new buses of the GAZ Group provide a transport solution for these very positive social changes, “said Vadim Sorokin, President of GAZ Group.
The Gazelle City features are a low floor level, a storage area for passengers in the central part of the passenger compartment, a pneumatic system for lowering the floor height at stops and a wide double door.
The bus is designed for 22 passengers. In addition, the car has a reinforced frame with a lowering in the center, a rear axle with increased load capacity and an efficient braking system with disc brakes on all four wheels.
In September, pre-production samples of the first Russian commercial electric vehicle GAZelle eN were assembled on the conveyor of the Gorky Automobile Plant.
In early August, it was reported that the first copies of the new-generation medium-tonnage Valdai NEXT truck rolled off the assembly line of the Gorky Automobile Plant.
Gorky Automobile Plant (GAZ) is a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles in Russia. The main shareholder of the enterprise is businessman Oleg Deripaska.