A compact LAZ pickup truck as an independent project was shown on renders. Such a car fits perfectly into a promising strategy for the production of light vehicles, which could revive the Lviv Bus Plant, which was declared bankrupt long ago.
Before us is a 2022 LAZ-695 pickup, which could well be registered on the LAZ conveyor.
The pickup gets compact dimensions and a rather utilitarian appearance: it is easy to imagine it in the countryside, and in the city it would feel quite comfortable. On the market, a Ukrainian pickup truck could compete with Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ford Maverick. Both of these models have recently entered the market, but have already become bestsellers.
Renault’s CMF-B architecture could be chosen as a platform for the novelty. With it, the pickup would have received four-wheel drive and Duster engines.
Externally, the pickup gets a few sporty touches, and it also gets large alloy wheels, a heavily tilted windshield, LED optics and a small cargo platform. The pickup itself got a pair of full-fledged seats in the front and child seats in the back.
There are almost no chances that such a pickup truck will go into production. LAZ has already been declared bankrupt, and its workshops have begun to be dismantled. At the same time, the brand itself can be preserved, so that everything can be.