The fact that now not “Nexts”, but “eights” are leaving the assembly line in Nizhny Novgorod, reports the portal Quto.ru. Their difference, first of all, in the power unit. GAZ abandoned the 2.8-liter Cummins diesel engine, preferring the G21B engine of its own design. It is based on the technical solutions of the Chinese company Foton. The novelty significantly exceeds its predecessor in terms of maximum torque. So, the 2.5-liter 16-valve G21B produces 415 instead of 350 Nm, which made it possible to increase the carrying capacity of Valdai by 840 kg at once (up to 4628 kg).
Recall that the chassis of the 9-ton “Lawn Next” is at the heart of the car, so the increased load will not affect the resource and reliability of the truck. The brake system did not need to be modified either. Her abilities are enough.
We also note that the engineers complied with the requests of the carriers. In particular, they asked to install a sleeping bag in the cabin. Now it is available as an option.