GAZ Group unveils a new Euro 6 compliant CNG bus
GAZ Group unveils a Cruise coach equipped with a Euro 6 compliant CNG engine. The new model was presented as part of the Bus World – 2016 exhibition that is taking place from May 18 till May 20 in Kolomna, Moscow region. The exhibition also features other new products developed by GAZ Group: a small bus Vector Next and a large low-floor city bus LIAZ-529265 powered by Euro 5 compliant YMZ diesel engine.
The large Cruise bus for intercity and tourist transport operations is produced by Likino Bus Plant and can carry 47 passengers. The bus is fitted with a Euro 6 compliant CNG engine produced by Scania. Gas fuel (methane) is filled into eight 150 l cylinders with the total capacity of 1200 l ensuring an operating range of 600 km. High travel comfort is enabled by the soft pneumatic suspension with anti-roll bars on the front and rear axles and the electronic control system with the body lifting and lowering capability. The Cruise bus is provided with a wide range of options. The base set of features includes climate control, an on-board computer, cruise control, ESP and anti rollover protection systems, uphill and downhill assist systems and a TV/video combo. Additional options include: digital destination signs, a video system, Wi-Fi, a stop announcer, a rearview camera, a navigation and communication terminal, exterior and interior photo and video cameras, a sleeper compartment for the spare driver, a kitchenette and a bio-toilet. The bus is also equipped with heat and smoke detectors and an automated fire alarm and extinguishing system. A version designed for northern regions is also available featuring additional thermal insulation of side panels, roof and floor, radiator and front heater protection, additional heaters in the passenger and driver’s compartments.
The small bus Vector Next is a new product of Pavlovo Bus Plant based on GAZon Next chassis. The new model is distinguished by high safety and comfort levels, excellent handling, reliability and affordable cost of ownership. The Vector Next possesses improved technical specification and consumer value and can carry from 43 to 53 passengers. The bus is equipped with a Euro-5 compliant fuel-efficient diesel engine by YMZ. The new model features state-of-the-art materials and components. The new product is based on a modular design, which using it as a basis for buses of different sizes reducing the time and costs required for the development and preproduction of the whole model range. The Vector Next is the first bus of the new family, whose model range will include buses with lengths from 7 to 9 m and a wide spectrum of versions.
The large low-floor city bus LIAZ-529265 with the length of 12 m is intended for city routes with heavy passenger traffic. The bus can carry up to 114 passengers and is fitted with a Euro-5 compliant diesel engine by YMZ. The driver’s compartment conforms to international standards related to comfort and ergonomics. The bus’s low floor level ensures easy passenger embarkation and disembarkation and reduces the route time by 15%. The is adapted for low-mobility passengers: it is equipped with a “kneeling” system (tilting towards the doors at an angle of 7°), a manual wheelchair ramp and a spacious standing area. The buses are equipped with smoke detectors, fire extinguishing systems, digital destination signs, climate control and GLONASS system.