Then “premium” brand Aurus has a new showroom in Moscow: it was opened together with Avilon on the territory of the Likhachev plant. At the opening, Aurus revealed plans for next year: the brand will continue to sell Senat sedans and will launch the Komendant SUV, which is tipped to be the brand’s most popular model.
Aurus Senat sedans for this year have already been sold out and should start arriving to customers soon. The brand is now taking orders for the spring of 2022. Cars are still offered only in the “top-end” version worth 24 million rubles (almost 9 million UAH). Aurus keeps sales volumes a secret, but notes that it is not going to yield to other luxury brands.
In the spring of next year, the premiere of Aurus Komendant will take place, which has been postponed more than once: previously, the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov had already announced such a term. The assembly of the model will be adjusted immediately after its debut at the Sollers plant in Tatarstan – in the same place where the Aurus sedans are produced, with which the SUV will be largely unified. So, it will receive a similar chassis and the same 598-horsepower hybrid setup based on a 4.4-liter V8 with an automatic KATE.
As for the Aurus Arsenal minivan, which recently acquired the Vehicle Type Approval (OTTS), its prospects are still dim. It is reported that there are no plans to launch it into the Aurus series yet, as the five-ton one-volume container is almost not of interest to private clients.