GAZ-24-02 Volga

GAZ-24-02 “Volga” is a Soviet passenger car of the second group of the middle class with a station wagon-type cargo-passenger body, developed on the basis of the GAZ-24 sedan. Serially produced from 1972 to 1987 at the Gorky Automobile Plant.

Unlike the previous family, the development of the new model was carried out with the possibility of producing a station wagon and its sanitary version on the common GAZ-24 platform. The car was significantly different from the base sedan and received completely authentic body panels, starting from the B-pillar (including the rear doors, which received rectangular glass frames to increase openings and simplify loading).

While the release of the GAZ-24 was postponed (the flared up Arab-Israeli armed conflict, in which the Soviet Union provided technical support to one of the parties, forced the Gorky Automobile Plant to throw all its resources into the production of BTR-60P and trucks), the designers wasted no time , began pre-production modifications to the station wagon. And in 1969, the first running models were already ready – they differed from the serial GAZ-24-02 in the absence of a deflector on the rear of the roof.

In the spring-summer of 1970, when mass production of the base sedan was mastered, experienced station wagons were tested, and already in December 1972, production of the GAZ-24-02 and a taxi based on it, the GAZ-24-04, was launched, and in 1975 production began sanitary GAZ-24-03. The station wagon was modernized almost in parallel with the main model. And since 1987, after deep modernization, it received the designation GAZ-24-12. In 1985-1987, transitional versions were also produced, combining the features of the GAZ-24-02 and GAZ-24-12.

The cargo compartment of the GAZ-24-02 was distinguished by a well-thought-out design and wide transformation capabilities. The front seats were similar to the base sedan, the rear was original and consisted of two separate seats, a wider one on the left and a smaller one on the right. Both could be folded (independently of each other) to accommodate additional cargo. In addition, the car had an additional two third-row seats; Thus, the passenger capacity of the car with all seats folded down was 7 people (2 in the front, 3 in the back seat, 2 in the third row seats).

In terms of comfort, the rear row seats were significantly inferior to the seats in the first two rows of the sedan. The upholstery of all seats, with the exception of the driver’s, was made of practical, easy-to-clean leatherette. But when the rear rows of seats were folded, a spacious cargo compartment with a flat floor was formed (the spare wheel and tool kit were located under the floor and were accessible through a hatch under the fifth door).

Designers: Tsikolenko, Kireev

Assembly: Gorki (USSR)

Years of production: 1972—1987

Length: 4735 mm

Width: 1800 mm

Height: 1540 mm

Engine: ZMZ-402 (4 cylinders; 2445 cm³)

Carburetor: K-126G

Power: 98 HP

Max speed: 145 km/h

Fuel consumption: 12 l/100 km

Weight: 1750 kg

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