“The engine production and the production of automatic box and a number of other components (for the Aurus car) will be established in cooperation with KAMAZ. Part will be in Alabuga, part - in the main production site in Naberezhnye Chelny. We count, among other things, on the active use of those enterprises that have suffered from the pandemic in terms of downtime,” - said the minister quoted by TASS agecny.
According to Mr. Manturov, in total Aurus consists of 4.5 thousand components, which are supplied by 74 Russian and foreign manufacturers. “Intellectual rights (on Aurus) are owned by NAMI, that is, the Russian Federation. It gives us a certain time lag for the progressive localization of those components that are critical. In particular, we have a 100% Russian automatic, nine-speed gearbox, which was developed by a Russian company. A completely Russian engine,” - said the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. He also recalled that the production of Aurus will be established at the Ford Sollers Yelabuga plant, and the first serial deliveries of premium cars will begin in March of 2021.
The first model of Aurus mass production will be the executive sedan Senat. In the future, it is also planned to release the Komendant SUV and the Arsenal minivan. Implementation of the project at the Ford Sollers Yelabuga plant will allow the increasing of the mass production of all Aurus models up to 5 thousand cars per a year with a single-shift operating mode.