MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia on Monday has begun manufacturing of the Aurus Senat luxurious sedan automotive promoted by President Vladimir Putin.
Russia unveiled plans for the Aurus line of automobiles in 2013. Putin helped to advertise its limousine mannequin by driving it throughout his 2018 inauguration as president for a brand new six-year time period.
Manufacturing of the sedan is unlikely to have a big impression on Russia’s automotive trade within the close to future. Trade Minister Denis Manturov stated 200-300 automobiles could be produced this yr, the Vedomosti newspaper reported.
The automotive, seen as a status venture for the Kremlin, with its most elementary accessible options will value 18 million roubles ($245,000).
Russia has additionally been attempting to scale back its dependence on imported items and know-how, a drive that gathered velocity after Moscow was hit by Western sanctions in 2014.
(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov; writing by Tom Balmforth; modifying by David Evans)
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