Sunday 2 August 2015
The ZiL-118 Yunost (Youth) was a microbus built by Zavod imeni Likhachova (Russian: Завод имени Лихачёва, Factory named for Likhacov), or ZiL.
Based on the ZIL-111 limousine, the ZiL-118 Yunost (Youth) was developed in 1965, on the factory's own initiative. Only 20 were built because of a lack of interest of government. The few built were solely to special order, with a number as high-capacity ambulances. An updated version appeared in 1970 in several versions: the 118K coach 118KS ambulance, both using the ZIL 508.10 V8 from ZiL trucks.
The 118 was further facelifted in the 1980s, becoming the ZiL 3207. Production ended in 1994, with total number built, of the 118K/KS and 3207, reaching only 86.
- engine: V8
- capacity: 5980 cc
- horsepower: 95 HP
- gearbox: 4+1
- top speed: 100 km/h