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29.07.2015 / Hino Trucks expands preventive care program

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Hino Trucks expands preventive care program

July 29th, 2015

NOVI, MI – Hino Trucks preventive service care program, HinoCare, is now available on its conventional model lineup. Hino Trucks is committed to providing the lowest total cost of ownership in the medium-duty truck industry. HinoCare has demonstrated this commitment as it has brought value in peace of mind to hundreds of cab-over diesel owners since the program began in 2013. This preventative maintenance program is now available for Hino Trucks models 238, 258, 268 and 338.


23.07.2015 / Peugeot announced prices for the updated Partner

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Peugeot Partner cargo and passenger vehicle was updated. This is the second restyling of models: both the van and passenger / cargo version received new headlights, radiator grill and bumper, as well as a number of options. Peugeot Partner Tepee is available in two new colors – light gray and brown metallic.

Prices for the passenger version Access start from 939 000 rubles for the vehicle with 1.6-liter petrol engine (110 HP) and five-speed manual gear box, the version Active with the same engine costs 1 015 000 rubles. The vehicle with 1.6-liter diesel engine and six-speed robotized gear box will cost 1 million 232 thousand rubles.

Prices for the cargo version of the vehicle start from 860 000 rubles (short body with 1.6-liter engine capacity of 110 HP), with the same engine in a long body – 900 000 rubles. The van is available with 90 HP diesel engine and the less powerful one capacity of 75 HP, the petrol engine is only one – displacement of 1.6 liters and capacity of 100 HP.


20.07.2015 / Anti-dumping duties will be imposed in respect of Chinese manufacturers of bulldozers

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The Eurasian Economic Commission completed an anti-dumping investigation against import of straight and swinging crawler bulldozers capacity up to 250 HP from China.

The investigation of the EEC established a causal link between the dumped import of these vehicles and material damage caused to the EEU economy. In this regard, EEC offers to impose anti-dumping duty for a period of five years for four Chinese companies-suppliers of construction machinery in the amount from 9.65% to 44.65%, for other manufacturers from China – 44.65%. This will ensure equal competitive conditions for manufacturers of these vehicles in the EEU market. According to results of the investigation, the decision on the imposition of additional duties on foreign bulldozers will be taken in the beginning of the third quarter of 2015.


16.07.2015 / KAMAZ financial results in the first half of 2015

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KAMAZ published its accounts for the first half of 2015 according RAS. Despite the decrease in revenue by more than one third in comparison with the similar period of the last year (more than 30 billion rubles in the first half of 2015, more than 46 billion rubles in the first half of 2014), the net profit increased almost 15-fold, from 11 million to 161.6 million rubles.

KAMAZ could achieve positive indices due to implementation of the program aimed to improve the business efficiency, the profit from financial investments in authorized capitals of subsidiaries, sale of unused assets, as well as received subsidies to compensate for expenses for interest on loans.


11.07.2015 / Serial production of «Vector-3» will start in the fourth quarter of 2015

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GAZ Group started the assembly of pre-production batch of «Vector-3» compact buses for urban and suburban transportation, designed to carry up to 33 passengers. Vehicles will be supplied in parks of transport companies in Russia to pass a test operation. Serial production of this model will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2015, and then prices for «Vector-3» will be revealed.

The bus is designed on Isuzu chassis and can carry 33 passengers including 20 seats. Vector-3 is equipped with Euro-4 diesel engine capacity of 123 HP and manual Isuzu gear box. Maintenance frequency is 15 thousand km.


11.07.2015 / KAMAZ leased a batch of truck tractors

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KAMAZ-LEASING Group of companies together with RIAT, KAMAZ official dealer selling vehicles and spare parts, supplied 22 truck tractors to StroyTransCom. This company is engaged in the development of oil and gas deposits in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District and Krasnoyarsk territory, transportation of different types of cargoes on winter roads, as well as construction and arrangement of infield roads and well pads.

Leased KAMAZ truck tractors are equipped with Cummins ISLe C340/C375 engines and adapted to operate in the Far North. Vehicles were sold under the state program of advance subsidizing – with a 10% discount on advance payment, terms - advance payment of 20% and the lease term of 3 years.


09.07.2015 / Production of «Ural» vehicles with gas engines will be launched by the end of 2015

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GAZ Group started road tests of «Ural» trucks with YAMZ-536 engines, running on the compressed (CNG) natural gas. Serial production of gas trucks will be organized until the end of this year. It is planned that these trucks will be equipped with YAMZ-536 engines, adapted for operation on CNG. The power unit will be completed at facilities of Autodiesel in Yaroslavl.


07.07.2015 / Volkswagen launches sales of updated commercial vehicles

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Volkswagen dealers in Russia began to accept orders for commercial vehicles of the new generation of T series – Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan, which will go on sale in September 2015.

The sixth generation of T-series received the new front design, improved interior materials and modern safety and comfort systems. As for the exterior front and rear lighting, radiator grill, bumpers, as well as types of wings and the hood were changed. Vehicles will be produced in two versions of wheelbase (3.0 and 3.4 meters) and three variants of the roof height.

The basic version of Transporter as chassis (with diesel engine) is offered at the price from 1 million 375 thousand rubles, the price for the van starts from 1 million 642 thousand rubles, and the most affordable version Multivan can be purchased for 2 million 387 thousand rubles.


04.07.2015 / GAZ Group announced sales of PAZ buses on special terms

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New terms allow customers to get compensation in case of installing CNG/LNG equipment, as well as substantial discounts when buying more than one bus. These programs are aimed at reducing monthly leasing installments and total overpayment under leasing agreements. The maximum discount available when combining all deals amounts to 310000 rubles per one bus. Special terms are valid all over Russia until the end of September.


03.07.2015 / New KAMAZ trucks will supplement the vehicle park of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations

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The Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations will receive the next batch of KAMAZ vehicles. The new supply contract specifies that 49 vehicles and three semi-trailers will be delivered in various divisions of the Ministry throughout Russia in August and September 2015. Supplier is the company RIAT - KAMAZ official dealer selling vehicles and spare parts.

KAMAZ-65117-RG and KAMAZ-65225-RG trucks with CHMZAP-99904 semi-trailers will be produced in accordance with special requirements of the customer to transport emergency cargoes. The peculiarity of these models is 9-liter Cummins engine of ISLe 340/375 series and a set of special on-board navigation and communication equipment KURS. In addition, they are able to quickly transport cargoes in all weather conditions and any terrain, have additional options for comfortable work of the crew.