GAZelle with the restyled front end introduced in 2003
|Manufacturer||Gorky Automobile Plant|
|Also called||GAZ Sobol
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Light commercial vehicle|
|Body style||dropside truck
The GAZelle (Russian: ГАЗе́ль) is a series of mid-sized trucks, vans and buses made by Russian car manufacturer GAZ. GAZelles are similar to the later launched GAZ-2215/GAZ-2752 Sobol and GAZ-3310 Valdai line of vans and light trucks.[clarification needed] GAZelle, Sobol, and Valdai account for the majority of the Russian van and light truck market, and rank as GAZ's most popular and successful products.
|GAZelle||1994- Start of production of the first generation. Initially released only freighters.
1996- Started production of minibuses
1998- started producing cars Sobol
|GAZelle||2003- Started production of the second generation. Changes: new teardrop-shaped headlights instead of rectangular, new grille, new front bumper, increased space under the hood, rear colorless lenses turning lights, combined with the reversing light lenses. A new dashboard and power steering, steel versions are available with all-wheel drive.
In the same year, started production car "Valdai".
2004- appeared ABS
2006- side repeaters turning lights moved from the front wings to the side mirrors, which were painted body color
|GAZelle-Business||2010- Scale modernization, construction of 130 made changes including: a new grille combined with the bumper. Inside, a new family of vehicles differ from their predecessors a front panel , steering wheel , standard audio head unit from Blaupunkt, new cab heater control unit or the front of the cabin.
Engine UMZ -4216 ( fresh family car commercial - UMZ - 4216.10 ) got a new injection control program , whereby the maximum torque ( 220.5 Nm) is achieved at fairly low for gasoline engine 2500 rpm . The family of " GAZelle Business " engine mountings were introduced Anvis Group, radiator with aluminum core TRM, Bosch electrical components and Brisk. The drive brakes used products Bosch ( in particular, the brake master cylinder and the brake servo ) , the drive clutch - components and ZF Sachs, were also introduced power steering from ZF Lenksysteme and defroster door mirrors as standard . New modification of the car with 2010 was equipped with a turbocharged diesel engine Cummins ISF American development .
2011- In the factory catalog appeared shuttle van with high roof.
2013- Started producing modifications with bi-fuel petrol-gas engine.
|GAZelle Next||2013- started production of a completely new Gazelle, while the production of the 2010 version continues.|
- GAZ-3302 dropside truck and chassis, rear-wheel drive, regular three-seat cab
- GAZ-33021 dropside truck and chassis, improved, RWD
- GAZ-33023 dropside truck and chassis, all-wheel drive
- GAZ-33027 dropside truck and chassis, six-seat "King Cab" extended cab, RWD
- GAZ-330237 dropside truck and chassis, extended cab, AWD
- GAZ-3221 minibus, 8 seats, RWD
- GAZ-32213 minibus, 13 seats, RWD
- GAZ-322132 minibus, 13 seats (marshrutka, for shuttle services), RWD
- GAZ-2705 cargo van, RWD
- GAZ-27051 ambulance, RWD
- GAZ-27052 Combi cargo van, extended cab, RWD
- GAZ-27057 Combi cargo van, extended cab, AWD
The GAZ Sobol is a lighter duty version of the GAZelle, built on a shorter wheelbase. It was introduced in 1998.
The GAZ Valdai is a heavier duty version of the GAZelle, built on a longer wheelbase. It was introduced in 2003.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to GAZelle.|
- "GAZ Group has started serial production of upgraded GAZelle-Business" (Press release). GAZ Group. 2010-02-25.
- GaZ's official GAZelle Page (Russian)
- Official site of plant in Turkey
- Club car owners Gazelle (Russian)
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