The Aurus Senat Luxury Limousine from Russia has officially begun production. The new limousine was supposed to go into production in 2020, but it has now begun at a plant in Yelabuga, Russia.
Aurus Motors began as a high-profile initiative for President Vladimir Putin.
According to the Vedomosti newspaper, Russia's Industry Minister Denis Manturov stated that 200 to 300 instances of the Aurus Senat will be constructed this year. Senat's entry-level model costs 18 million rubles that is equal to $245,000.
The Senat is available in two variations from Aurus: the larger L700 model is designed for use by state officials only, while the Senat S600 model is available to normal consumers.
Customers may choose a two-sear layout for the back passengers, which includes two separate reclining seats, a mini-fridge, airplane-style tables, and plenty of leather and wood decoration. The dashboard has a dual-display arrangement hidden under a single glass panel.
The hybrid twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 engine produces 590 HP and 880 Nm of torque and is mated to a nine-speed automatic gearbox and an all-wheel-drive system.
Aurus intends to extend its model selection with vehicles such as a four-seat convertible, a minivan, and the Komendant SUV. The new Russian company also intends to release further electrified models, including a completely electric vehicle, by 2024-2025.