A biofuel version of UAZ Pickup will be manufactured

A biofuel version of UAZ Pickup will be manufactured


 

Motor.ru.- The biofuel modification of UAZ Pickup has been approved on the open database of Rosstandard. The vehicle will run on both petrol and compressed natural gas – methane. The new version will be more economical than the standard engine pickup, since the average price of methane costs 18 rubles per cubic metre, in comparison with 42.5 rubles per litre price of AI-92 gasoline.

According to the document, the pickups will be equipped with 2.7 litre ZMZ Pro engines with Italian-made OMVL SL/Gemini injectors. The engine operates on power levels of 150 and 126 on petrol and methane respectively. The biofuel vehicles will be equipped with manual gearboxes only, an automatic version has not been developed.

The standard UAZ Pickup currently costs 839,900 rubles and the modification with the automatic Punch 1,181,000 rubles. According to Association of European Businesses data, 682 UAZ pickups have been sold in Russia during the first quarter of 2020.