At the Gorky Automobile Plant started creating bus platform on the Gazelle Next. Fundamentally changed circuit assembly vehicles: If the previous generation used modified cargo vans, now left of them, a truck chassis, which is installed on the body. Due to such innovations in the cabin space will increase significantly: passengers will be able to ride standing, since the height of the ceiling rose to 190 cm, the number of passengers has grown up 19, input / output became more comfortable. The new buses will be warm, is responsible for two additional heater.
"Gazovtsy" say, that they were able to defeat one of the main problems of old Gazelles - the low corrosion resistance of the body. Now the frame passes cataphoresis priming, and the body panels are made of plastic and galvanized steel.
Overall dimensions of the car: length — 6080 mm, width — 2530 mm, height — 2720 mm. The value of the wheelbase is 3745 mm. Low ground clearance (clearance) is 170 mm.
Technical characteristics of the bus Gazelle NEXT Citiline 2018
Under the hood, passenger modifications placed reliable diesel 2.8-liter Cummins ISF2.8e4R129 (120,6 HP. and 330 nm) refreshed with the new firmware and a more powerful gearbox. In addition, Bus available from bitoplivnym engine Evotech (A275) on LPG.
Poor quality of the road surface will be offset by independent two-lever front antiroll suspension with enhanced stability and rear antiroll suspension with resistance.
Fuel consumption is 11,5 liters of 100 kilometers. The highest velocity may be 110 km / h.
Vehicle produced in 4 versions:
In parallel with the bus factory started to produce Next modification with dual seven-seat cabin. This car has already taken part in the Arctic test (hors concours) - European test razvoznyih trucks.
Overview, test drive and review of the new car (video):
В 2018 the prices for bus city bus-based Gazelle Next start 1 520 000 rubles, on a country bus — from 1 550 000 руб., tourist bus — from 1 735 000 rubles.
The manufacturer shall provide a guarantee — 24 months or 100 000 kilometers.