In Russia, sales of a completely new Sobol have finally started – the Sobol NN van is already offered by dealers, and its cargo-passenger version is available for order.
The new Sobol is much more modern and comfortable than the previous one, but the prices have also risen: the basic version with a three-seat interior, a 150-horsepower Cummins turbodiesel and a 6-speed manual transmission is estimated at 2.695 million rubles.
From the point of view of the body, the Sobol NN is the shortest version of the Gazelle NN (length is 5110 mm). Accordingly, the rear axle is single-sided. The carrying capacity is less than that of the Gazelle NN, but the internal volume is decent – 7.8 m3. When ordering, you can choose a modification with a gross weight of 2.5 or 3.5 tons.
The Sobol NN equipment list includes an engine start button, a sprung driver’s seat, a media system, a winter package, ABS and EBD systems, full LED headlights, light and rain sensors, and a parking assistance system. Car warranty – 4 years or 200,000 km. Guarantees against through corrosion – 12 years, service interval – 20,000 km.
One of the main competitors of “Sobol NN” will be a small truck Sollers “Argo”, whose production in Russia started a few days ago.