After the World War II ended, Soviet Union wanted to develop the country and there was a strong emphasis on industrialization. It also meant mass movement of the public, and this meant an effective mass transportation system.
And so the communist government approached General Motors to make the TDH 3610* inside the Soviet Union. However, it opted for the hybrid variant, a combination of diesel-electric.
This new bus called ZIS 154 was fitted with a locally produced engine YaAZ 204. With 34 seats and a total passenger carrying capacity of 55, the ZIS 154 were produced for the next four years until 1950.
About 1165 units were made.
* also available @ Scale Model Cart
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Non-opening model|
|Model Origin||Soviet Union (Russia)|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||11 x 6 x 3|
|Color||Cream / Red|