The company is named after the city of Gorky – now the city has resumed its original name of Nizhny Novgorod – in which is located most of its production facilities that make it one of the most important military-industrial conglomerate the country where private cars are the bare minimum. The trademark logo is a deer, animal shown in the arms of the city.
The Russian market, GAS is the first truck manufacturer KamAZ front; it is also a leader in the production of buses. This is the second Russian manufacturer of passenger cars from AvtoVAZ (which manufactures the Lada). It is also a leading manufacturer of large diesel engines used in part to other manufacturers and Russian light military vehicles. In recent years, vehicles have become the flagship product of the manufacturer.
In the field of cars, gas produced by international standards, mid-range vehicles. By partnering with foreign manufacturers in particular Chrysler, it attempts to keep this market segment has become highly competitive with the location of major automotive groups in Russia and imported cars from Europe West and Japan.
Its production of trucks and buses has a good reputation, especially in terms of robustness and reliability, which is not the case for its cars.