PAZ-3205

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PAZ-3205
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PAZ-3205
Body and chassis
Floor type step entrance

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,[citation needed] and have maximum speed of 90 km/h.[citation needed] PAZ is also offering installation of Hino Motors, Cummins, Andoria and BAMO imported engines for rear wheel drive models.[citation needed]

Major current modifications include:[1]

Model Engine
h.p.
Wheelbase
mm
Dimensions
mm
Weight
empty/gross
kg
Passengers
standing/sitting
Number of
passenger
doors
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

Variants[edit]

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[edit]

Production of PAZ-3205 (with all derivatives) in the 2000s (decade) was steadily rising, accounting for at least 80% of PAZ output:

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Units 10,190[2][3] 10,520[2][3] 15,297 (est.)[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (English) Specifications of PAZ buses, official site [1]
  2. ^ a b (Russian) V.Salygin. Domestic bus market (В. Салыгин. На отечественном рынке автобусов. Основные средства, 2005 N. 4 [2]
  3. ^ a b (Russian)PAZ, JSC. sales in 2004. Autostat news, 21.01.2005 [3]
  4. ^ (Russian) Russkie avtobusy plan to sell over 22,000 buses in 2008. Autostat news, 21.02.2008 [4]