GAZelle NEXT Best Commercial Vehicle and GOLAZ-5251 Voyage best bus of the year, Comtrans’2013
GAZelle NEXT, the new generation LCV from GAZ Group was the recipient of the ‘Best Commercial Vehicle in Russia 2013’ award. The award was presented to the company at Comtrans 2013 while the vehicle was adjudged by a jury of judges which included journalists of top automotive magazines.
It is an ideal choice for professionals and best suited for long distance travel due to its long service life and short pay back period.
The GAZ NEXT is backed by company’s extended warranty and low maintenance costs besides high level of fuel efficiency. The extended warranty is offered for a period of 3 years of 150,000 kms with service interval mileage extended to 20,000 kms.
The driver’s cabin is fitted with a comfortable driver’s seat with 5 adjustments and lumbar support. Door opening is wide while foot step is lowered for easy ingress and exit. A double wishbone front suspension is sturdier and ensures smoother ride, excellent stability and enhanced responses even at higher speeds. GOLAZ-5251 Voyage coach was awarded ‘Bus of the Year’ at the 13th annual ‘Best Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia’ contest at Comtrans’ 2013 Show.
GAZelle NEXT receives the “Best Commercial Vehicle in Russia – 2013” award
The GAZelle NEXT won first prize in the “Best Commercial Vehicle in Russia – 2013” contest in the Best Van\Light-Duty Truck category. The results of the contest were tallied up during the 12th International Specialized Exhibition “Commercial Transport 2013” (Comtrans 2013). The judges at the contest included journalists from professional magazines covering automotive and commercial transport issues.
The design of the GAZelle NEXT, launched in April 2013, combines state-of-the-art engineering solutions, high levels of active and passive safety, and excellent ergonomics in the driver’s cabin. All this makes the new model a perfect choice for professionals. The long service life and short pay-back period of the vehicle, which can be used in various business areas, are aptly complimented by the extended warranty, low maintenance costs, high fuel efficiency and the best price in its class. The GAZelle NEXT’s extended warranty covers three years or 150,000 km. The service interval mileage has been increased to 20,000 km.
The chairman of the panel of judges for the “Best Commercial Vehicle in Russia” contest and editor in chief of ComTrans magazine, Alexander Solntsev, noted: “GAZ was able to build a convenient and practical vehicle that ensures high economic efficiency. I am very glad that Russian companies demonstrate the commitment and capability to produce state-of-the-art and competitive commercial vehicles”.
At Comtrans 2013 GAZ showed new models of NEXT family, among which were: a small-sized bus, a crew-cab version, the NEXT LDT and nine versions of specialty vehicles.
GOLAZ-5251 Voyage is the best bus of the year – according to Comtrans’2013
The GOLAZ-5251 Voyage coach won the title of “Bus of the Year” at the thirteenth annual “Best Commercial Vehicle of the Year in Russia” contest held within the framework of the Comtrans’ 2013 Show.
The contest’s judging panel, made up of journalists, automotive experts, and chief editors of the leading automotive periodicals, choose winners in five categories: “Truck of the Year”, “Van/LCV of the Year”, “Bus of the Year”, a “Special Prize”, and “Prospect of the Year”. The main criterion for choosing the winners is the contribution of the vehicle to the improvement of transportation efficiency. The competition takes into account technical characteristics as well as such parameters as novelty of technical solutions, operating costs, and sales volumes.
The jury awarded the GOLAZ-5251 Voyage coach the “Bus of the Year” title. The bus was previously the winner of the “Prospect of the Year” award at the same contest in 2011.
The GOLAZ-5251 Voyage is designed for inter-city routes over 500 km. It uses the Scania K250 IB4x2 double-axle chassis. The bus is equipped with the 250 hp Euro-4 Scania DC09 102 diesel engine. The suspension control unit, which alters the height of the body, allows faultless operation on uneven roads. Up to 53 passenger seats can be installed in the bus compartment. Wheelchair accessible versions include 47 seats and a special place for a wheel-chair, an elevator and driver-contact buttons. The wraparound windshield and the aquarium-type side glassing extends the field of view for both driver and passengers.
The Voyage buses will be the main passenger vehicles used for the XXII Winter Olympics in Sochi: 282 GOLAZ-5251 Voyage buses (length 12.5 m) and 370 GOLAZ-6228 Voyage L buses (length 15 m) will run along the long-distance routes between the Inshore and Mountain clusters of Sochi.