On this day, exactly 14 years ago, the Etalon Corporation presented in Kyiv the latest models of buses of its own production. First of all, this is a fundamentally new urban model A08110 “Voloshka”, built on an Ashok Leyland chassis. It was developed by order of Watt Motors LLC.
With compact dimensions (7700 x 2340 x 2920 mm) it has a spacious interior for 54 passengers (14 seats). With a dead weight of 5.2 tons, the bus was designed for a total weight of 9 tons.
The vehicle was equipped with a licensed 6-cylinder Hino HA6DT13N-BSIII engine (Euro 3) with a displacement of 5.76 liters. It developed 160 hp. With. and 540 Nm, working in tandem with a manual 5-speed gearbox ZF 5-36 OD. The maximum speed was 90 km/h.
An intercity model, BAZ-A08115, was also developed on the same chassis. Externally, it was distinguished by a single-leaf front door, and not a double-leaf one, as in the city one. As a result, an additional, narrow window appeared on the right side. There are 27 comfortable soft chairs installed in the cabin.
Another new development from Etalon, shown at a presentation in Kyiv at the end of December 2009, is the A079.45 bus. This is a modification of a well-known model, but adapted for transporting persons with disabilities.
For loading wheelchairs there is a lifting platform with an electro-hydraulic drive, mounted in the opening of an additional swing door. Both of the new products shown – BAZ A08110 Voloshka and BAZ A079.45 – were also intended to be used to serve guests of the upcoming Euro 2012 football championship.