Russia unveils ‘Putin limousine’, eyes Chinese market


Russia opened a showroom on Friday selling its first post-Soviet luxury limousine under the Aurus brand, a type of car used by President Vladimir Putin at his inauguration last year.

Image result for Russia starts sales of 'Putin limousine', eyes Chinese market reuters
Russia’s very first luxury automobile brand Aurus at an official showroom in Moscow, Russia August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

In Reuters report, Russia has been trying to reduce its dependence on imported goods and technology, a drive that gathered speed after Moscow was hit by Western sanctions in 2014.

The Russian-built limousine is intended to become the heir to the ZIL sedans that for decades transported Soviet leaders.

Priced at 18 million roubles ($274,000) the Aurus, in its basic configuration, targets customers in North Africa and the Middle East, as well as European and Chinese buyers.

ALSO READ: Breaking: FG reshuffles permanent secretaries, accounting officers

“We expect a similar showroom will appear in China in 2020-2021,” Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper