Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the serial production of premium cars Aurus Senat at the plant in Yelabuga, RIA Novosti reports. The ceremony was also attended by the Head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov, and the Head of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov.
The President noted that for the first time in the history of Russia, a whole line of executive class cars has been created from scratch. Putin recalled that he himself had driven the Aurus more than once, and called it a decent, high-quality car. The President expressed hope that the opening of a production site in Tatarstan will become another stimulus for the development of the region.
It is specified that Aurus is the first Russian luxury car brand, the lineup of which includes a sedan and a limousine (Senat), as well as a minivan and an SUV. State investments in the project amounted to 12.4 billion rubles. The cost of the Aurus Senat in the basic configuration is 18 million rubles.