UAZ remembered the original project of a family of four-wheel drive buses and trucks on the chassis of the “tadpole” UAZ-3303. Since 1993, the Lviv Scientific Research Institute “Ukravtobusprom” – the former All-Union Design Bureau – has been developing original bodies for Ulyanovsk models. The emphasis was placed on sanitary modifications.
The Sula-3980 ambulance, whose photos were posted on UAZ social networks, is one of the few ready-made copies released from the factory in the Ukrainian city of Lubny. In terms of dimensions, the Sula resembles a Loaf, but differs in a more aerodynamic body and a spacious interior.
The name of the line of SUVs was given by the name of the Sula River, on which the city of Lubny of the Poltava region stands.
The customer of the project, Avtomash, was planning to release a whole family of all-terrain vehicles, consisting of an 11-seater minibus, ambulance, resuscitation car with a high roof, a pickup truck with a five-seater cab and a light truck tractor. It was proposed to install foreign-made diesel engines at Sula. Ukrainian special vehicles did not go into the series.
Although the history of Sula was not continued, this project of modernization of Ulyanovsk SUVs is considered one of the most interesting. However, after 26 years at the Ulyanovsk plant produce sanitary and passenger “Loafs” with an unchanged body. Prices for a ten-seat UAZ-2206 bus start at 756,900 rubles.