Chechnya names condition under which Kadyrov will drive an Aurus Senat
“It costs a fortune,” Umarov said.
Chechen Minister of National Policy Dzhambulat Umarov considered the price of the Russian Aurus Senat sedan to be too high for the head of the republic Ramzan Kadyrov to afford it.
“I don’t know about 18 million rubles ($272,610),” the official said. “It costs a fortune; one won’t afford to buy such a car for a salary.” He also said that he was worried that support for the domestic Aurus would turn into scandal. Journalists will begin to ask where the officials got the money from.
“Will the state provide officials with cars worth 18 million rubles? It seems to me that the country is not in a condition to buy such expensive cars for us,” Umarov concluded. After that, the minister added that if Kadyrov had the opportunity, he would prefer to ride a domestic car.
“If someone gives him this car, maybe he will drive it,” he promised.
Earlier, the first showroom of Aurus opened at the Moscow City exhibition. Only two cars were presented on it, Senat S600 sedan and Senat L700 limousine. During the event, the cost of an unarmored sedan in the basic configuration was announced.
“The car in front of you is Aurus Senat. Its price in the basic configuration is 18 million rubles, Aurus Director General Adil Shirinov said at the opening ceremony.
At the same time, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimukhamedov would like to buy the entire Aurus line. He made such a statement during the inspection of a white Aurus Senat, which was brought to his country by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.