GAZelle City

GAZelle City is a small-class frame low-floor bus from the Gorky Automobile Plant for passenger transportation, as well as for people with disabilities.

The first prototype of the Russian frame small bus of the GAZ Group for urban routes was presented at the MIMS 2005 exhibition – it was a three-axle model PAZ-3010 City, created on the basis of the Kutsenits City model.

In 2007, the VDL-NefAZ-32997 model and a model based on the GAZelle – YalAZ-32011 “Pioneer” of the Yalutorovsky Automobile Plant were released. In 2012, the Tula-2221 models of the TulaBus automobile plant and the experimental GAZ-32219 model appeared.

GAZelle «Citiline»

GAZelle NEXT “Citiline” was first presented at the ComTrans exhibition in 2012.

The bus has an extended base with a high roof and a comfortable interior with extensive panoramic glazing that increases visibility. The version with a single-row door has an emergency exit at the rear starboard side. In 2017, a modification with 20 seats was released, and the following year modifications with a double door and seats for the disabled appeared based on the GAZ-A60R42 and GAZ-A60R45.

In 2021, diesel modifications of the Citiline began to be replaced by the more modern semi-low-floor GAZelle City bus with the same engine; only versions with a gas-gasoline engine (LPG) were mass-produced.

GAZelle «City»

The new low-floor frame bus based on the GAZelle NEXT was first shown at the international exhibition “Busworld-2016”. The following year, at the ComTrans exhibition, GAZ presented the VAHTAN mini-electric bus on the same basis, and in 2019, a version of this bus was shown at ComTrans, with a new design and optics from the GAZelle NN, which ultimately and went into mass production.

Technically, GAZelle City is close to its cargo counterparts. The bus was offered with a Cummins ISF2.8 diesel engine with a power of 139.7 horsepower and a five-speed gearbox from the GAZelle NEXT model, as well as disc brakes. Semi-hood frame bus with front engine and rear-wheel drive, double-leaf doors with electric drive, low-floor storage area, folding ramp for entry/exit of passengers with limited mobility or passengers with strollers. The air suspension allows you to change the floor height from 250 mm at a stop to 330 mm when driving. Passenger capacity in the basic configuration is 17 seats, when transporting one passenger with limited mobility – 14 seats.

Since November 2022, it has been equipped with the new GAZ G21 engine.

In September 2023, a “tourist version” of the bus was introduced.

In 2024, serial production of GAZ-A68R5E electric buses began.

Assembly: Nizhny Novgorod (Russia)

Years of production: 2020—

Length: 6600 mm

Width: 2510 mm

Height: 2720 mm

Capacity: 22 passengers (17 seats)

Powerplant: GAZ-G21

Engine: 4 cylinders; 2499 cc

Power: 140 HP

Max speed: 115 km/h

Fuel consumption: 9 l/100 km

Weight: 3454 kg

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