The NAMI-designed hydrogen-powered Aurus was presented for the first time at the end of May 2021
At the end of May, the NAMI-designed hydrogen-powered Aurus was presented for the first time. Manturov did not rule out the possibility of its full production in the long term. On May 31, the Yelabuga plant in Tatarstan began manufacturing the Aurus Senat luxury cars. The price tag for an Aurus Senat starts at 18 mln rubles ($243,000). The plant's capacities are designed to produce up to 5,000 vehicles per year. Aurus is the first Russian premium car brand created from scratch by NAMI specialists. Special versions of the Aurus are used in the FSO’s special purpose garage for use by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. The shareholders of Aurus are FSUE NAMI (63.5%), the UAE’s Tawazun Strategic Development Fund (36%) and Sollers (0.5%).