01 Nov 2017

KAMAZ-5490 NEO: a New Flagship


In April this year, KAMAZ launched commercial assembly of KAMAZ-5490 NEO vehicles. The upgraded version of the semi-trailer tractor truck 5490 has undergone several structural changes to facilitate the truck operation in Russian conditions.

The semi-trailer tractor truck KAMAZ-5490 is the first model of the new generation of Euro-5 trucks developed in cooperation with one of the KAMAZ shareholders, German auto concern Daimler. The most advanced technologies and components have been utilized to develop this vehicle. This allowed development of a freight truck meeting all the modern international requirements to economy, reliability, eco-friendliness, comfort and appearance that is suitable for Russian roads and climate.

Two years later from the start of active operation of the new semi-trailer tractor truck KAMAZ decided to build an upgraded version that was named KAMAZ-5490 NEO. The truck has undergone several structural changes to facilitate its operation on in Russian conditions. In particular, the vehicle was equipped with a wheel-base that was enhanced by 200 mm. This allows optimization of the load distribution along the axis and makes it possible to carry more cargo. The integrated back axle load sensor and with indications displayed on the on-board computer screen ensures overload control, thus significantly reducing the risk of fines.

Besides, the upgraded truck has received a series of up-to-date additional options, such as a possibility to install an engine starting heater or a second sleeping berth. Moreover, KAMAZ-5490 NEO is offered both with an automatic gearbox and the conventional "mechanics".