GAZ Group starts serial production of Gazelle NN

GAZ Group starts serial production of Gazelle NN


RusAutoNewsCom.- As announced by the GAZ Group press office, the serial production starts for Gazelle NN at Gorky Automobile Plant. With this new vehicle, Russia’s commercial automotive industry steps in the digital driving technology.

The new model first comes as 3.5 tonns dropside cabs and vans. However later it will be available in various modifications with the GVW of 2.5 tonns to 4.6 tonns and different body types, wheelbases and superstructures, both in the Russian and foreign markets. Start of the Gazelle NN serial production comes part of the 800th anniversary program in Nizhny Novgorod, the first two letters of the city name echoing in the trade name of the new GAZ product.

The concept is based on the idea of designing a driver workspace offering maximum comfort and ergonomics. Its brand new cab design, new driver-vehicle interface and interaction, lots of technology and design upgrades, including a 6-speed gearbox and a new braking system, deliver better driving performance and safety, with fewer driving mistakes and less driver fatigue.

As reported, Gazelle NN is going to be the founding model for a new generation of GAZ vehicles. It is a platform for further development to be, for many years, the base for new models and versions. The new model initiates the change from analog to digital driving. It has a new electronic architecture with various digital services turning it from just a tool for drivers and business owners into a partner and a real road user.

Gazelle NN is a platform to develop advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), digital services and driverless technology elements. There’s an electronic control unit for all the vehicles systems, which sends signals to the driver and directly interacts with engine control units, steering and braking systems, lighting, sound signals, etc. The new vehicle is initially designed to get digital tools (e.g. cameras and sensors) connected to monitor the situation on the road, so various ADAS elements can be added later.

Vadim Sorokin, GAZ Group President has commented: “With the new model we are moving to the digitalization stage, with digital technologies to be available later in all GAZ vehilces. Versatility, scalability and digitalization – these are three core principles to let your vehicle successfully perform more complex and sophisticated tasks, with new features to be added to it, and to use elements available now as well as to add new, just expected or anticipated systems and mechanisms.”

Leonid Dolgov, GAZ Group Export Director has commented: “Gazelle NN is a product much anticipated by our customers in key export markets. Euro-6 compliant vehicles will be first of all exported to European countries where we have a wide dealership network. The new model offers us much more opportunities and opens the door to new market segments in many countries across the globe”.