Russian-made luxury sedan to be more expensive than Maybach
Manturov previously stated Aurus vehicles would cost about 20% cheaper than Rolls Royce and Bentley models.
The opening of the Aurus brand showroom in Moscow saw brand's representatives announcing official prices for a Russian-made luxury car. The cost of an entry-level sedan Aurus Senat S600 will be 18 million rubles ($274.5 thousand).
Thus, an Aurus Senat S600 turned out to be more expensive than a Mercedes-Maybach S 560 4MATIC, which costs about 13.8 million rubles ($210.4 thousand) in standard trim, and a Bentley Flying Spur with a 507-horsepower engine, which costs about 13.2 million rubles ($201.3 thousand).
That said, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov stated Aurus vehicles would cost roughly 20% cheaper than Rolls Royce and Bentley models.
Previously, preliminary prices for the domestic luxury sedan were published several times. It was stated that the civilian version of the model would cost about 20 million rubles ($305 thousand), later there appeared figures of 8 million rubles ($122 thousand).
An Aurus limousine was first shown to the public during the inauguration of Vladimir Putin in 2018. The president moved in the domestic luxury car during his trips to France and Serbia. Aurus cars will form the basis of the fleet of Russian officials and replenish the garages of departments after the launch of large-scale production.