A national luxury SUV is expected to premiere soon in Russia. According to the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, the premiere of the Aurus Komendant may take place in late summer.
“I think by the end of the summer. We will decide where. [позже]”, – said Manturov. Earlier the minister said that the serial production of the novelty will be launched this year, but it is possible that the launch of production in the current conditions of the rapidly declining market may be postponed.
The Komendant looks like a competitor to the Rolls-Royce Cullinan – both stylistically and conceptually. The car has already been issued a Vehicle Type Approval (VTA), from which it follows that the overall length, width and height of the Aurus Komendant are 5380, 2004 and 1820 mm respectively, the wheelbase is 3100 mm. The interior layout is only four-seat two-row. The rear row has individual luxury seats. There is only one modification of the model in OTTS – with permanent all-wheel drive. Curb weight is 3235 kg, gross weight – 3495 kg. Wheelbase of the “Commandant” is 200 mm shorter than the serial executive sedan Senat, but otherwise it is unified with it in the chassis. All-wheel drive SUV Komendant is supposed to be equipped with 598 hp hybrid power plant, which consists of 4.4-liter gasoline V8 engine, electric motor, battery and 9-speed automatic.