The bidirectional V853000M Metelica vehicle has been designed specifically for the CIS region and will operate in ambient temperatures ranging from -40 to 40oC.

The 26.7m-long three-section vehicle will accommodate up to 250 passengers, 58 of them seated, and has a maximum speed of 75km/h.

Last year prototype Metelica vehicles were tested in Moscow and Samara.

In April KTTU signed an agreement with PC Transport Systems, Russia, to assemble type 71-931 Vityaz LRVs at KTTU's workshops in Krasnodar.