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|Manufacturer||Pavlovo Bus Factory|
|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, 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.
In 2013 was entered in production of restyling version.
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|
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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- (in English) Specifications of PAZ buses, official site "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2005-04-04. Retrieved 2008-08-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- (in Russian) V.Salygin. Domestic bus market (В. Салыгин. На отечественном рынке автобусов. Основные средства, 2005 N. 4 
- (in Russian)PAZ, JSC. sales in 2004. Autostat news, 21.01.2005 
- (in Russian) Russkie avtobusy plan to sell over 22,000 buses in 2008. Autostat news, 21.02.2008 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-05-14. Retrieved 2008-08-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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