«Mercedes-Benz RUS» JSC opened a new logistics center in Russia. The new central warehouse in Glazov of the Dmitrov district has a total area of 52 thousand square meters and carries out delivery of spare parts and accessories for Mercedes-Benz cars, light-duty vehicles and trucks, as well as smart brand at 195 Russian addresses.
The model line-up of GAZelle Next all-metal vans was supplemented with one more version with the cargo compartment volume of 11.5 cubic meters. The new version has a standard wheelbase 3145 mm long and the body with the length of 5607 mm
In the framework of the Moscow International Motor Show there was a presentation of the concept of urban transport system using unmanned buses, which was developed by KAMAZ.
The project was named «Shuttle». The idea is based on the launch of several 12-seat buses on city avenues with the use of unmanned traffic control system. Autonomous vehicles are considered as an alternative to usual multi-seat buses
According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, under the program of preferential leasing more than 30 thousand commercial vehicles (light commercial vehicles, trucks, buses) on over 50 billion rubles were sold since the beginning of the year.
The Chinese FAW in cooperation with Sumotori plans to assemble trucks in the Primorsky region since September 2016. The joint venture with FAW was established in June, it is expected that vehicles will be assembled under license of the manufacturer at facilities of JV in Artem.
KAMAZ-6282 electric bus will be tested on one of the Moscow routes. Vehicles were received for performance tests by the primary operator of the land transport of the capital – Mosgortrans. The promising novelty produced by KAMAZ PJSC (with the participation of Electro Drive) will be tested on the capital streets within two months.
NEFAZ delivered its CNG buses to automobile enterprise Komiavtotrans in Syktyvkar. A total of 40 NEFAZ CNG buses will operate on city routes of Syktyvkar.
According to the Federal Customs Service of Russia, import of trucks in January-June 2016 decreased by 13.5% and made 8.3 thousand units on 431 million dollars.
KAMAZ delivered the first batch of KAMAZ-5490 tractor units of the planned one hundred vehicles for Abinsky electrometallurgical plant. The plant is included in a holding company Novorosmetall, the vehicle park of which numbered over 300 KAMAZ trucks.