For eleven months of 2022, KAMAZ produced 39,849 vehicles, slightly more than in the same period last year.

In November, the final production of KAMAZ vehicles produced 3,809 vehicle kits (4,152 units in the same period last year). The decrease in production month by month is associated with a significant increase in the production of all-wheel drive trucks by the company, for which there is an increased demand from federal customers. The production of trucks of this type is characterized by increased labor costs and affects the pace of assembly on the conveyor. In total, since the beginning of the year, 39,849 machine sets (39,658 units in the same period last year) have been produced.

The KAMAZ engine plant has increased the rate of output of its main products compared to the previous year. The main vehicle assembly line and external consumers received from the plant 4,501 in November (4,448 units in the same period last year), and in just 11 months – 44,179 (43,286 units in the same period last year) engines and power units.

In November, 150 KAMAZ-54901 trucks and 107 KAMAZ-5490 trucks of the new model range were produced.



KAMAZ presented novelties in the passenger transport segment within the framework of the International Exhibition of Bus Equipment BW Expo-2022, which was held at the Crocus Expo IEC in Moscow from November 29 to December 1.

The KAMAZ stand attracted the visitors of the exhibition with three completely new models of passenger vehicles presented there: a KAMAZ-6299-40-5T extra-large class bus running on compressed natural gas (CNG), a KAMAZ-6250 all-wheel drive shift bus, and a NEFAZ-5299-31-52 restyled suburban bus.

The low-floor accordion bus KAMAZ-6299-40-5T is presented to the general public for the first time. This exhibit was a continuation of the urban transport line of the A4 generation and differs from its predecessors – a diesel bus and an articulated electric bus – with a more powerful engine of 340 hp running on CNG. Vehicles of this class are designed to work on the busiest routes with heavy passenger traffic. The passenger compartment has a low floor, wide standing area near the second door, is equipped with handrails with signal buttons for the driver to open the doors, and USB chargers for gadgets. A wide gangway in the second section became possible due to three one-and-a-half seats installed there instead of dual ones. The novelty fully complies with the Accessible Environment program. The total passenger capacity is 155 people, there are 44 seats. Also among the advantages of this bus are the predictable low fuel consumption, moderate maintenance costs and a long service life due to modern body manufacturing technologies.

The all-wheel drive shift bus KAMAZ-6250 is another interesting novelty in 2022. The model was developed by KAMAZ engineers specifically by order of PJSC Gazprom and was first presented to the public as part of the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum 2022. The all-terrain vehicle with an original design can be equipped with various ICE options – diesel, gas powered by CNG or LNG, as well as equipped with an additional set of options – a northern version and an additional range for a CNG bus up to 550 km. The main feature is that this is a full-fledged middle-class bus with a frame-panel monobody, and not a truck with a traditional shift-type superstructure.

The body received a bodywork basic structure (welded from steel pipes) and an external cladding made of composites, the front mask of the bus in design has common features with KAMAZ trucks of the latest generation K5. The body of the bus is based on the KAMAZ-43502 (4×4) chassis. The cabin capacity is 32 passengers or 23 passengers + luggage compartments. The bus complies with safety requirements. The load-bearing frame ensures the safety of passengers in case of a rollover, seats with three-point seat belts are installed (for all passengers). The body is universal and suitable for wider applications – as mobile laboratories, meeting offices, medical offices, engineering centers, control centers.

The restyled suburban bus NEFAZ-5299-31-52 with improved performance is an effective solution for suburban routes and personnel transportation. A distinctive feature of the restyled model from the bus of the previous generation is the presence of standing area and a ramp for the transportation of passengers with limited mobility, which meet the requirements of the Accessible Environment. At the same time, a complete set without a standing platform, for 40 seats will be available to customers. This particular version of the bus was demonstrated as part of BW Expo-2022.

The body is made of fiberglass panels, the length and width of the bus has increased. Also, the restyled suburban NEFAZ-5299-31-52 received an improved “stuffing”. Thus, the engine power has been significantly increased to 221.5 kW. The model is equipped with an automatic transmission and independent front suspension, which ensures smooth running, comfort, maneuverability, and a large angle of rotation of the wheel. The number of heaters in the cabin has increased – now there are five of them.

When developing the restyled model, engineers also took care of the drivers’ comfort. Their workplace has also been improved: visibility has been improved, an ergonomic instrument panel has been installed, which provides a complete display of all the working controls of the bus. The comfortable air-suspended driver’s seat with headrest and backrest adjustment helps reduce the driver’s physical stress in the process of driving.

In addition, the restyled model does not have steps at the entrance to the cabin, the bus is equipped with a “kneeling” system for easy passenger entry. The total passenger capacity is 86 people. It should be noted that sales of restyled NEFAZ suburban buses in gas and diesel modifications will start in the 1st quarter of 2023.

BW Expo is the largest exhibition of bus equipment in Russia (previously held under the name Busworld Russia). Leading manufacturing companies from Russia, Belarus, China, Turkey presented new models of city, suburban and tourist buses, minibuses, equipment for maintenance and repair, as well as spare parts and components.

For the first time, a large-scale industry business event UrbanTrans Mobility Forum was held at the exhibition site. Samat Sattarov, Director for Passenger Transport of KAMAZ PTC, made a report during the panel session View of Passenger Vehicle Manufacturers on the Current State of the Market.



KAMAZ novelties became winners of the Grand-Prix Behind the Wheel – Commercial Vehicles contest in three nominations at once. The awarding ceremony was held during the international exhibition of buses BW Expo-2022 in Moscow.

The Behind the Wheel – Commercial Vehicles Grand Prix Contest was established by Za Rulem Publishing House last year. Its peculiarity is that the commercial vehicles are evaluated not by officials and journalists, but by representatives of major freight and passenger transport companies. The jury consisted of more than twenty people who evaluated the contenders by such criteria as efficiency in everyday work, design, construction of a vehicle, etc. The winners of the Grand Prix were the vehicles with the most votes in each of the nominations.

As organizers noticed, 12 models participated in the nomination Large Class Buses, and four buses got the same quantity of votes. As a result, an extra-large KAMAZ-6299-40-5F city bus, a restyled NEFAZ-5299-30-57 low-entry city bus and a restyled NEFAZ-5299-40-52 low-floor city bus were declared the winners.

KAMAZ-43089 (Compass-12) won in the nomination Medium-Duty Trucks. This truck appeared on Russian market at the beginning of 2022 and gained popularity with customers in a short period of time. The model belongs to the delivery class vehicles, which are primarily designed for work in cities and suburbs, but can also be used for long-distance transportations.

In addition, the KAMAZ-910.10-550 diesel engine was named a winner in the Best Power Unit category. It is installed on the KAMAZ family of the newest K5 generation vehicles. This model is one of the best in the class of engines with capacity of 12-13 liters and has high consumer characteristics. Thus, the power of serial engines is 450-550 hp, the lifetime is up to 1.5 million km, the service interval is 120 thousand km, the brake power is up to 300 kW. The specific fuel consumption is 179 g/kWh. As they say in the KAMAZ Research and Development Center, the engine has a potential decrease in fuel consumption by 6-7%: based on the results of investigation tests, fuel efficiency 172 g/kWh. Also among the advantages of KAMAZ-910.10-550 are availability of versions on alternative fuels (gas fuel) and availability of configurations for general purpose applications.

The awards were presented to Samat Sattarov, KAMAZ’s Director of Passenger Transport, during the BW Expo-2022 exhibition in Moscow. “I think this is the first time when three buses from one manufacturer received such high appraisals from the jury in one nomination. In general, KAMAZ’s victory in three nominations shows high quality of our product, proves that consumers appreciate it and it means that we are going in the right direction,” Samat Sattarov emphasized. “Despite all the difficulties, KAMAZ demonstrates a positive dynamics, and in February next year we will resume serial production of the most advanced KAMAZ-54901. It will be a fully localized version without parts of manufacturers from unfriendly countries. We hope that KAMAZ will expand its presence on the market and our customers will get an opportunity to order the most up-to-date Russian vehicles.”

It should be reminded that last year KAMAZ was also acknowledged the winner of the Grand-Prix Behind the Wheel – Commercial Vehicles contest. The KAMAZ-6595 heavy dump truck won in the Construction Trucks category, and the KAMAZ-6292 articulated electric bus won in the Large Class Buses category.