Next Generation of Russian Volga: GAZ 5000 GL Volga

The original GAZ Volga was introduced by the Russian carmaker back in 1956 and has been produced in three generations. The last generation of the GAZ Volga entered production in 1970. However, two Russian designer have recently revealed their interpretation of a possible future generation of GAZ Volga, codenamed 5000 GL.

The original GAZ Volga was introduced by the Russian carmaker back in 1956 and has been produced in three generations. The last generation of the GAZ Volga entered production in 1970. However, two Russian designer have recently revealed their interpretation of a possible future generation of GAZ Volga, codenamed 5000 GL, according to ZerCustoms.

The model is created by the brothers Bukin, two Russian designers who worked on other GAZ models. The GAZ 5000 GL Volga will be powered by 3.2 liter developing 296 hp that’s coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission.

The motor engages all four wheels via a wheel drive system. Besides promising performance that announces this model, practical issues have not been forgotten, GAS GL 5000 has a five-door configuration, which allows opening of the fifth door a hatcback, and also in conventional mode as sedan. This configuration is already on the Skoda Superb and BMW 5 Series GT.

It seems that there is an opportunity to get this model sometime in production, but the version which will be available on the market will not have too many elements in common with the model of the two images.

Most likely, Russia will abandon the all-wheel drive system and the modern design in favor of a classical approach and cheap, or will adapt as much as possible items made by the two designers, necessary to the production model and strict safety regulations and environment that need to comply as any car launched in the European Union. [via ZerCustoms]

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