The first KAMAZ M1842 vehicles are given to their owners

12
Dec
2013

On December 9 the first owners received 20 KAMAZ-5490 (M1842) long-haul tractors at a solemn ceremony held at the final assembly stages in a cabin shop of the Automobile Plant.

The representatives of ten organizations received keys for the brand-new KAMAZ trucks from Sergey Kogogin, Director General of OJSC KAMAZ. The first owners of the long-haul tractors which have no analogues in the Russian auto industry are SIM-Avto (Moscow), Krasnodarskiy avtotsentr KAMAZ, Chelyabinsk’s KAMAZAVTOMARKET, Vladimir Koryakin, a private entrepreneur from the city of Volgograd, other cargo carriers. Kurgan’s APH Shturman Kredo+ and Naberezhnochelninskiy avtotsentr KAMAZ bought the vehicles for a test drive. The largest batch of ten trucks was obtained by PJSC AVTOVAZTRANS which received the vehicles under a lease agreement concluded with GC KAMAZ-LEASING.

The vehicles were obtained even before rolling off the assembly line: the trucks given to their owners today are a pre-new year batch of 96 new KAMAZ vehicles bought without seeing. The first contracts for leasing of the would-be vehicles were concluded in September, at the COMTRANS-2013 exhibition. According to Sergey Kogogin, Director General of OJSC KAMAZ, it was done thanks to entrepreneurial vision of the first owners of the unique KAMAZ vehicles, “They immediately realized that these advanced products have good prospects.”

New M1842 KAMAZ vehicles on Russian roads

9
Dec
2013

By the end of 2013, 96 next-generation KAMAZ-5490 (M1842) long-haul tractors made in cooperation with Daimler AG will have rolled off KAMAZ’s assembly line.

The first KAMAZ-5490 production vehicle the gross combination weight of which is 44 tonnes rolled off the assembly line this October. The conveyor and the whole quality control system were reconstructed specially for KAMAZ-5490 production, and it was the first modernization of such a scale in the company’s history. It is planned to produce 2,000 such trucks in 2014. It should be noted that the first vehicles had been bought already before they rolled off the assembly line, and, in December 2013, all KAMAZ vehicles produced under the M1842 index will be delivered to their owners.

The world’s best technologies were applied to develop the new model range, which enabled to make the brand-new comfortable and safe vehicle with up-to-date electronic equipment. Today’s KAMAZ long-haul tractors are comfortable Mercedes-Benz cabins from the Axor line with air conditioners and heated seats and a modified system of the KAMAZ chassis. KAMAZ-5490 is powered with a Mercedes-Benz OM457LA inline 6-cylinder 428 hp engine meeting the Euro 5 standards (which will be replaced by a motor of the company’s own make in the future).

The new KAMAZ vehicles received new names according to international standards, which will enable to more easily promote them in the markets. In the first place, indices will be changed for KAMAZ-5490, KAMAZ-65206 and KAMAZ-65207. They will be called M1842, T2642 and T2640, respectively.

KAMAZ at ENES-2013

3
Dec
2013