LiAZ-6213.65 near the Vladimir monument (Moscow)

LiAZ-6213 is an articulated low-floor city bus with an especially large capacity produced by the Likinsky Bus Plant, the first bus of this type in Russia, which is a replacement for the LiAZ-6212 model.

Designed for large cities with intense and super-intensive passenger flows. Serial production began in 2007; from November 2014 to October 2016, production was frozen.

As of August 2022, at least 3065 copies have been produced, they are operated in Almaty, Astana, Belov, Veliky Novgorod, Donetsk, Kemerovo, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novokuznetsk, Prokopyevsk, Ryazan, St. Petersburg, Tyumen and Yaroslavl. In Mezhdurechensk, Novomichurinsk, Novomoskovsk, Noyabrsk, Olenegorsk, and Togliatti they worked as service workers.

For some time they were used in Vologda, Voronezh and Severodvinsk. In July 2019, one bus arrived for testing in Ufa. The bulk of these buses were delivered from the factory to Moscow: at least 2000 copies, 70% of the total number produced.

In April 2022, production was suspended indefinitely due to the cessation of supplies of imported components. The last cars arrived in Moscow at the end of April 2022.

LiAZ (Russian: Ликинский автобусный завод (ЛиАЗ)) is a bus manufacturing company located in Likino-Dulyovo, Russia. It is now a wholly owned subsidiary of GAZ. Specializes in designing and manufacturing buses large and extra large class (length 10.5 m and +).

In 1959 the factory started to assemble ZiL-158 passenger buses. It was renamed LiAZ the same year. In 1967 the factory designed and began manufacturing the first bus model of its own named LiAZ-677. The factory produced 194,183 buses of this model in the next 29 years.

Manufacturer: LiAZ (Likino, Russia)

Years of production: 2007—2022

Production: 3,065 units

Length: 18,400 mm

Width: 2,500 mm

Height: 2,880 mm

Capacity: 154 passengers (37 seats)

Engine: ЯМЗ-53613 (diesel)

Engine specs: 6 cylinders; 6645 cc

Max speed: 95 km/h

Weight: 14,300 kg

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