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Last year, Gaza launched a frame buses «Gazelle City». Of course, this is still some step forward, in comparison with the van blocks, flooded urban routes. Now the GAZ group goes on and on the CROCUS-2021 passing in the exhibition complex is presented with a new Valdai City bus. Its release will be organized at Pavlovsky Bus Plant.
Judging by the presentation material, Valdai City will take a niche between the city Gazelle and the youngest vector. Passport capacity of the new «Valdai» 32 passengers, 21 seats and three folding on the accumulative platform. It is noteworthy that «Valdai» is positioned as a city bus. This is not a compromise, but passenger transport that satisfies modern requirements, in particular low-flow.
These buses are relative to the low floor within the base, wide doorway (1200 mm) and a spacious accumulative area. In addition, there is a luggage compartment.
The spacious accumulator has a low floor level. The salon leads a wide double door. There is also a «booking» system. All this provides the convenience of a trip to the elderly passengers, mothers with strollers and other categories. The wide central passage and high ceiling facilitate the movement of passengers on the salon. In general, finally, a bus is presented for comfortable trips on routes with a low passenger traffic.
Passenger seats in the cabin are attached to the sidewalls of the body, which makes it easier to clean the cabin. The driver’s seat is separated from passengers by the partition, and the ability to fully control the planting / disembarking process is preserved.
The bus of the Cummins ISF diesel engine is installed on the bus, the developing capacity of 149 hp, the gearbox is a new Gas six-step. The front suspension at the bus from the NEXT lawn, the rear air suspension and the brake system — from the NEXT vector. The brake system with disk mechanisms, the ABS and ASR functions increase the level of security and facilitate the control of the car in difficult weather conditions.
However, Valdai City will not displace the PAZ-3205 from the manufacturing program of Pavlovsky bus. «Pazik» is cheaper and non-alternative on rural routes with bad roads. However, according to rumors, the Volga engine plant will soon cease the release of the ancient gasoline engines ZMZ V8, and the diesel versions have long been removed from production. Accordingly, the old «Pazik» either remains with Minsk Motors MMZ, or gradually his release will be minimized, but for this he needs a replacement, especially an off-road version (for the depthings and army).
According to confidential information, the price of Valdai City will be about 3 million rubles. Now, the main thing is that the municipal authorities of cities when conducting competitions for passenger traffic in cities put carriers for rolling stock, so that they correspond to modern approaches to stimulate the purchase of buses of the City Series. Only so Russia will be able to get away from the shame of vans and old «Pazikov».