To develop the cooperation with the countries of the African region, Minsk Automobile Plant has designed the bus which meets the requirements of such specific and unusual markets as African ones. Arguably, this is the most non-standard MAZ bus of all times.
African continent has its own bus manufacturing traditions, which has been developing for many years. The bus for this region is to be manufactured on a truck chassis to demonstrate good off-road performance, to be as simple as possible and to consist of the cheapest-possible and affordable components.
Minsk Automobile Plant creates the cheapest, simplest and unpretentious bus, which will cope perfectly with harsh conditions of the African heat and off-road.
And now we are glad to present you a bus MAZ 131020.
This bus is built on a long-base chassis MAZ-5336 with an extended rear overhang. The length of the rear overhang – 4200 mm. And total overall length of the bus – 11450 mm.
The bus body is made as simple and maintainable as possible. There is a luggage area on the roof. Its carrying capacity equals 3 tons. Moreover, if someone prefer to ride buses on the roof, there is a ladder for access to the roof.
This bus has a towing device for «helping» both other buses and carsas well.
It has YaMZ-236БЕ2 engine and a Chinese gearbox – Fast Gear 9JS135A.
Bus’s headlights are classic and widespread. They have been installed on MAZ vehicles, which are well-known to African consumers. The grilles protect the rear lighting.
This bus has a strong bumper, which was tested on trucks of different categories.
In addition, the driver's dashboard is made as simple as possible, with single pointers and control lamps for reflecting the information about the operation of bus systems, emergency modes of its components and systems.
On the other hand, the bus salon can be considered chic, according to the African standards. There are 43 seating places (+ 1 «co-driver’s», + 1 driver’s).
This model is complied with the requirements of the African market and can be successfully operated in African countries with the most severe road conditions.