Since 1985 the UAZ 31512 has represented one of the best off-road vehicles produced in the former Soviet Union. After the collapse of the USSR, the production did not stop and continued until 2004, proving its reliability.
During the production's years, several variants were made.
Among this, there was also the concept car 3150 Shalun proposed to the Russian army in 1999.
It was a shortened version of 2000 mm of the vehicle with four seats, a safety roll-bar and a power unit UMZ-4213.10 2.9.
The latter, which could bring the off-road vehicle to a top speed of 120 km / h, was a four-cylinder engine with 105 hp driven by a four-speed manual transmission and coupled to permanent all-wheel drive. The small dimensions had to ensure better handling than the standard variant.
However, the Russian army rejected the project and, although it had also been proposed to the civilian market, the car did not meet the favour of the public. In total only six units were made.
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