GAZelle Business

GAZelle Business is a family of modernized and restyled Russian light-duty vehicles produced at the Gorky Automobile Plant since 2010. It differs from the original family of Gazelle models in the increased reliability of its components. Fuel consumption was reduced by 5%, braking distance was reduced by 8%.

It’s mass-produced since February 4, 2010. Sales in Russia started on February 25, 2010.

In April 2010, at the ComTrans-2010 exhibition, the GAZ Group, together with the Italian company OMVL, presented a modification with gas cylinder equipment.

On June 2, 2010, the president of the GAZ Group, Boo Anderson, announced that Cummins had been chosen as the supplier of a 2.8-liter diesel engine for GAZelle Business. Production of the modification with Cummins ISF turbodiesels began on July 20, and sales started on September 6, 2010. GAZelle Business with a diesel engine received a cruise control option as standard. In April 2011, diesel vehicles accounted for 15% of sales.

Differences from the GAZelle family

Externally, commercial vehicles of the Gazelle-Business family differ from vehicles of the Gazelle family of recent years of production by having a radiator grille integrated into the front bumper (these elements can be either painted or unpainted, depending on the equipment of a particular vehicle), as well as a new color scheme cabs or bodies. Inside, the cars of the new family differ from their predecessors in a different front panel, steering wheel, standard audio system with a Blaupunkt head unit, and a new control unit for the cabin or front cabin heater.

The UMZ-4216 engine received a new injection control program, due to which the maximum torque (220.5 Nm) is achieved at a rather low 2500 rpm for a gasoline engine. The Gazelle-Business family included Anvis Group engine mounts, a TRM aluminum-core radiator, and Bosch and Brisk electrical components. Bosch products were used in the brake drive (in particular, the main brake cylinder and vacuum brake booster), ZF and Sachs components were used in the clutch drive, power steering from ZF Lenksysteme and electrically heated exterior mirrors were also introduced as standard.

Since 2010, a new modification of the car began to be equipped with an American-designed Cummins ISF turbocharged diesel engine, while production of the Gazelle with an Austrian-made Steyer diesel engine was discontinued in 2008.


Since April 2011, onboard cars and vans began to be equipped as an option with four-channel ABS from Bosch, with braking torque adjustable on each wheel separately. ABS has been included in the basic equipment of minibuses since 2010.

Cars with permanent all-wheel drive are also produced, the transfer case of which allows you to forcibly lock the center differential.

  • GAZ-3302-288 (three-seater cabin)
  • GAZ-330202-288 (three-seater cabin, extended platform, load capacity 1500 kg)
  • GAZ-33023-288 “Farmer” (six-seater cabin, load capacity 1350 kg)
  • GAZ-2705-288 (three-seater cabin)
  • GAZ-2705-298 “Combi” (seven-seat cabin)
  • GAZ-27057-288 (three-seater cabin, all-wheel drive)
  • GAZ-27057-298 “Combi” (seven-seat cabin, all-wheel drive)
  • GAZ-3221-288 (eight-seater interior, ABS)
  • GAZ-32217-288 (eight-seater, all-wheel drive, ABS)
  • GAZ-32213-288 (thirteen-seater, ABS)
  • GAZ-322173-288 (thirteen-seater, all-wheel drive, ABS)
  • GAZ-322132-288 (minibus, twelve-seater, ABS)
  • GAZ-32212-288 (minibus for intercity transportation, twelve-seater interior, ABS)
  • GAZ-225000-288 (minibus with a high roof, fourteen-seater interior, ABS)

Assembly: Nizhny Novgorod (Russia)

Years of production: 2010—

Length: 6619 mm

Width: 2095 mm

Height: 2120 mm

Capacity: 15 passengers (12 seats)

Powerplant: УМЗ-4216.10

Engine: 4 cylinders; 2890 cc

Power: 128 HP

Max speed: 120 km/h

Fuel consumption: 12 l/100 km

Weight: 1850 kg

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