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GAZ, or Gorkovsky Avtomobilny Zavod, stands as a monumental figure in the automotive industry with roots deeply embedded in the Soviet era. Founded in 1932 in Nizhny Novgorod, GAZ was born out of a collaboration with the Ford Motor Company, which helped establish its initial production capabilities. The company quickly became synonymous with robust engineering and reliability with the launch of its first vehicle, the GAZ-A, a model that mirrored the Ford Model A.

Over the decades, GAZ adapted and expanded its product line, navigating through the complexities of Soviet industrial policy and later, the open market dynamics of post-Soviet Russia. It distinguished itself not only in passenger cars but also in heavy vehicles, including buses and trucks, which have been essential in both civilian and military logistics.

Today, GAZ remains a significant player in the Russian automotive sector, although it faces challenges from economic sanctions and a competitive global market. The brand has pivoted towards producing not only traditional vehicles but also exploring innovations in electric mobility. Despite the hurdles, GAZ’s enduring legacy and ongoing adaptations illustrate its resilience and continued relevance in the automotive world.

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