The Assembly of the Komendant SUV is a matter of the near future, and the Arsenal minivan is no longer remembered.
Meanwhile, the Senat sedan worth about 18 million rubles is in demand among the "ordinary" Russians: as stated in an interview with Izvestia, the head of the Ministry of industry and trade Denis Manturov, at the moment the brand management has about six hundred applications for the purchase of this model.
That's just to satisfy them will not be able to soon. Now the cars of the Aurus brand are assembled almost manually at NAMI's facilities, and the production plan for the next year is two hundred cars, although previously it was planned to make five hundred. At first, about ten body colors are promised. The Minister mentions such colors as "latte macchiato", "velvet ruby", "red desert" and promises further expansion of the palette "within the framework of customization". The Assembly will move to the Ford Sollers Assembly line in the economic zone "Alabuga" no earlier than 2021.
As for the SUV "Commandant", still not presented to the public, its production will start a year later. Certification procedures, as previously reported, the model should pass at best at the end of 2020, along with the Arsenal minivan, the industrial Assembly of which, as it turned out, is not planned at all. According to Manturov, the decision on it will be made separately – in case the company's management "feels the demand".
It is worth noting that the chances of "Commandant" to get to the Assembly line, despite the fact that the process is delayed, are still great: the fact that the SUV should become the most popular model of Aurus in the middle East, where their Assembly is planned to be organized in the same 2022 year.