Series production of Aurus luxury cars to start in Q1 2021

TASS Russian News Agency | Dec 13, 2019 at 12:16 PM

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MOSCOW, December 13. /TASS/. Series production of the Russian luxury car Aurus will start in the first quarter of 2021 at the Ford Sollers plant in Tatarstan, press service of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade said on Friday.

"Series production of cars will begin in the first quarter of 2021," the Ministry says.

The full-cycle production comprises forging facility, engine manufacturing, assembly, painting and welding shops, the Ministry added.

The engine manufacturing facility will comprise metalworking and final assembly.

"A robotic facility enables completing technically complex activities. The plant-show room concept is provided for the assembly shop of Aurus cars. Digital production technologies (digital production twin, Industrial Internet of Things, and RFID), autonomous and augmented reality technologies will be employed," the Ministry added.

Aurus is a Russian brand of cars for senior officials. The car was designed as part of the Cortege project, which has been implemented by NAMI (Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute) in Moscow, Russia, since 2013. The project envisages the creation of the line of cars on the base of a single platform (sedan, limousine, minivan and sport utility vehicle, or SUV).