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		6 December 2017

GAZ Group began production of a new truck and light commercial vehicle

«ГРУППА ГАЗ» выпускает новый автомобиль

Nizhny Novgorod, December 6. / TASS /. GAZ Group has launched the production of two new models of GAZon Next and GAZelle Next increased-capacity vehicles. New developments will allow the company to occupy those segments of the Russian market where only foreign manufacturers are present, the automaker’s press service said on Wednesday.

Gorky Automobile Plant GAZ Group began production of two new models of commercial vehicles: a medium-tonnage truck GAZon Next with a gross weight of 10 tons and a light commercial vehicle GAZel Next with a gross weight of 4.6 tons. New developments GAZ will allow renewing transport parks and increasing the efficiency of freight and passenger transportation in the Russian Federation, '' the message says.

On the basis of GAZon Next, they will also create a line of special equipment for road services, various fields of business and agriculture. Light commercial vehicle `` GAZelle Next '' can carry up to 2.6 tons of cargo; it is planned that in the future a line of trucks, vans and minibuses will be created on the car chassis.

Earlier it was reported that on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin will arrive in the Nizhny Novgorod region. The head of state will visit the Gorky Automobile Plant, where on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the enterprise he will address veterans and workers at the rally. In September 2014, the president in a teleconference mode with the Gorky Automobile Plant launched the start of production of a new model of the GAZon Next truck.

The Gorky Automobile Plant is part of the GAZ Group, which produces light and medium-tonnage commercial vehicles, buses, heavy trucks, passenger cars, power units and auto components. The main shareholder of the company is the Russian Machines engineering holding, which is part of the Basic Element industrial group. The plant itself was commissioned in 1932 in collaboration with Ford, and in the same year the first truck left the assembly line — the famous Lorry (GAZ-AA).

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