Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod history
The company owes its name to the city of Gorky, now renamed Nizhny Novgorod (his original name), which is located most of its production centers. The trademark logo is a deer animal on the coat of arms.
Second after the national carmaker AvtoVAZ (Lada), GAS is a volume manufacturer of small worldwide. It ranks as the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) in 29th place worldwide in 2006, behind the Chinese Harbin, and before the Swedish AB Volvo . Its global market share is 0.35%, while his compatriot AvtoVAZ owns 1.12%.
On the Russian market, GAS is 1 truck manufacturer KAMAZ before, it is also a leader in the production of buses. This is the 2nd Russian manufacturer of passenger vehicles after AvtoVAZ. It is also a major manufacturer of large diesel engines used in part to Russian and other manufacturers of light military vehicles. In recent years vehicles have become the flagship product of the manufacturer.
In the field of cars, gas produced according to international standards, vehicles midrange. By partnering with foreign manufacturers in particular, Chrysler, he tries to maintain this market segment has become very competitive with the arrival of major global automotive groups in Russia and the import of used cars come from Europe West and Japan. Its production of trucks and buses has a good reputation, especially in terms of robustness and reliability, which is not the case for its cars.
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