PAZ-32054 double door bus in Tosno.
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PAZ-3205 is a common Soviet midibus model made by the Pavlovo Bus Factory, it is common in Russia and other Eastern-European countries as both a low-intensity route public bus and as a hearse. Model 3205 was launched on December 1, 1989, replacing a similarly specified PAZ-672 (a 1968 model).
PAZ buses are mainly used for urban Marshrutki, rural and regional services. Current PAZ buses are equipped with 120-140 horsepower Russian (ZMZ) or Belorussian (MMZ) diesel or petrol Euro III emission compliant engines, and have maximum speed of 90 km/h. PAZ is also offering installation of Hino Motors, Cummins, Andoria and BAMO imported engines for rear wheel drive models.
Major current modifications include:
|PAZ-3205 (base, single accordion door)||130||3600||7000×2520×2960||5170/8155||36/28||One, 726 mm wide|
|PAZ-32051 (base, double accordion doors)||130||3600||7000×2520×2960||5130/8185||35/24||Two, 726 mm wide each|
|PAZ-3206 (all wheel drive)||130||3600||7000×2520×3105||5395/7240||-/28||One, 726 mm wide|
|PAZ-4234 (stretched wheelbase)||136||4345||8165×2520×2960||5860/9485||50/30||Two, 726 mm wide each|
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PAZ buses are commonly employed by firefighters and police - for ordinary busing and as "mobile headquarters". PAZ funeral buses have rear door, floor rails and safety straps for carrying a coffin in the rear. Passenger seats are arranged in long benches along the sides, facing the coffin.
Production of PAZ-3205 (with all derivatives) in the 2000s (decade) was steadily rising, accounting for at least 80% of PAZ output:
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- (English) Specifications of PAZ buses, official site 
- (Russian) V.Salygin. Domestic bus market (В. Салыгин. На отечественном рынке автобусов. Основные средства, 2005 N. 4 
- (Russian)PAZ, JSC. sales in 2004. Autostat news, 21.01.2005 
- (Russian) Russkie avtobusy plan to sell over 22,000 buses in 2008. Autostat news, 21.02.2008 
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