Whether European tractors will be pissing new kamaz

10 октября, 2021 от arto Выкл

Today, a 30% of the domestic market for new cars occupies a 30% of the domestic tractors of the KAMAZ, and, accordingly, is the leader of the segment. It is clear that the reason for this state of things is the promotion of the model 5490. or as it is also called a generation K4. Our channel has already noted that the old Mercedes Axor stretched out this segment. See

But as for the share and importance of the family of the K5 generation Cars (KAMAZ 54901), it only enters the market. The first sales have begun to large corporate clients.

Last year, KAMAZ conducted such a policy — he gave the new generation cars to test operation to see how the car behaves to get rid of «children’s diseases». And last year the market sales of K5 began. In 2020, about 500 cars were sold, in plans for 2021 — over 2 thousand cars. And then, naturally, in a few years

Naturally, the interests of the «big European seven» will be affected. After all, today they «rule the ball» in the segment of the mains in the country’s cargo market. The main tractors of European manufacturers, K5 analogues — much more expensive. But this does not mean that the low price is the only advantage of the new Kamaz. Perhaps some European manufacturers will have to reduce the supply of up to 1-2 models, or even leave the market, where PJSC «KAMAZ» decided to strengthen the presence. But we will not get ahead.

Cabin stumbling

KAMAZ created a fundamentally new car that can compete with the best models of European manufacturers. Model 54901 is a car with a wide cabin.

The problem of the modern cabin for Kamaz, finally solved. And if you remember, then a few years ago, KAMAZ specialists were in the search. The most close to the series was the development of a cabin with the South Korean engineering company Dong Myeong. In the photo from the exhibition Comrtians 2011 Reminder of those works with South Korean engineers. But all this is already history.

In principle, for Kamaz, it was the cabin «stumbling block» on the way of creating competitive equipment. At the old generation of the first KAMAZ-5320, the internal volume of the cabin was 5 cubic meters. In 1995, it was modernized, the tractor was obtained by an increased volume of the internal space up to 6.5 cube. m. However, all the same is not enough. But on the C4 truck family allowed to add another cubic meter to the living space for the driver. More precisely, this axor cabin from Mercedes-Benz. And only the appearance of a cabin of a new generation K5 by a dimensional width of 2500 mm solved the task and made it possible to obtain a volume of 9 cubic meters. m.

Factory frames Cabin

To produce a new cabin, a new plant was built, which was opened in May before last. Its capacity is 57 thousand carcasses of cabins, of which about 80% of the products (or four cabins out of five) will be intended for Kamaz, and the remaining amount will go to the assembly company «Daimlerkamaz Rus» in the neighborhood, where Mercedes-Benz cargo are made.

Note that the fourth-generation Mercedes-Benz truck family of the fourth generation is the most bulk flagship cabin — Giga Spase 2500 mm wide, with a smooth floor and internal height of 2130 mm. Wide «sleeping bags», shelves and niches, duplicate control rafones, retractable sections for things, the onboard information system with a 10-inch touch screen — everything is supplied and equipped in the flagship, premium execution. There is a refrigerator, though it is proposed in the form of an option.

In addition to this option, there are six other options, and for the first time on the actros began to put a relatively narrow cabin with a width of 2300 mm. She must replace the Mercedes-Benz Axor cab.

Slightly lower

Today, serial production already contains KAMAZ-54901 trucks in formula 4×2, which will work on long-distance and international transport. In this segment, siding saddle tractors did not always successfully competed even with supermasses, and before the appearance of K4 was unambiguously lost to foreign cars. Now KAMAZ will sweat them, let’s hope.