RusAutoNews.Com – As reported by the press office of the company, GAZ Group has started the production of GAZelle Next cargo panel vans and combo vans in Turkey. The main components for the production of the vehicles will be supplied from Russia, alongside purchases from Turkish suppliers.
The first GAZelle Next panel vans and combo vans, assembled in the production site of GAZ in Turkey, will be launched to the Turkish market this Autumn.
The vehicles are equipped with the light, compact and economic 150 hp Cummins ISF 2.8 engines with 330 Nm torque.
More than 200 modifications can be manufactured on the basis of GAZelle Next automobiles: industrial goods vans and refrigerators, dump trucks and repair shops, ambulances, mobile stalls and food trucks.
Pavel Sereda, the director of the Light Commercial Vehicles and Passenger Cars Division of GAZ Group and the head of the subsidiary company of GAZ Group in Turkey, has made the following statement: “The launch of the production of GAZelle Next panel vans is the third stage in the development of our production site in Sakarya, following the start of the productions of GAZelle Business in 2012 and GAZelle Next in 2014. We will open our own subsidiary company in Turkey with the launch of new models, which will allow us to develop faster in the local market. We plan to develop a dealer network, expand the range of locally assembled vehicles and attract Turkish companies, which may manufacture special vehicles on the basis of our automobiles”.