52 new cars appeared at the Russian automotive market in 2018 competed for the “best car” nomination in 12 classes. Only new cars appeared between January 1 and December 31’ 2018 can take part in the contest according to the rules of the Grand Prix.
Expert Jury Board has solely accepted the appearance of the new brand AURUS – the first in the new Russian history lux car of the domestic development – as “The Event of the Year”.
Additionally AURUS SENAT won in the category of “the LUX Car” according to the readers’ voting. Franz Gerhard Hilgert, the General Manager of AURUS LLC accepted the “Golden Pegas” award from Maxim Kadakov, Editor-in-Chief of Za Rulem Magazine and proudly added: “A big team of the Russian young ambitious and talented designers and engineers has been working on the AURUS development. The Geneva International Motor Show has just been closed recently, where AURUS SENAT S600 и AURUS SENAT L700 were presented to the European wide society for the first time and were positively admitted in Europe. I am extremely happy that AURUS cars were appreciated both the the expert juree and the readers of Za Rulem magazine.”
Abu Dhabi, February 18. - TAWAZUN Defence and Security Development Fund, FSUE "NAMI" and SOLLERS PJSC signed the Agreement on TAWAZUN Fund Joining the AURUS LLC Participants. The Agreement has been signed within the ongoing IDEX exhibition in the presence of Denis Manturov, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Abdullah Al Nahyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, and Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of the Mubadala Investment Company.
"According to the signed Agreement, the TAWAZUN Fund will obtain a 36% stake in AURUS LLC and will invest a total of 110 mln euro into the company within the next three years. These financial resources will be invested to arrange the AURUS vehicles full-scale production, their localisation, and also for furtherance of distribution in the worldwide markets. The Agreement also establishes that the TAWAZUN Fund will become the master distributor of the AURUS vehicle line-up in the MENA region. The TAWAZUN Fund entry and joining the AURUS project is a telling evidence of the fact that the luxury vehicle line-up developed in Russia has every chance to become a successful product in the global market and that the project is commercially effective and attractive to potential investors", stated Head of Minpromtorg of Russia, Denis Manturov.
FSUE "NAMI" will continue to be the developer of the AURUS-branded vehicles and will keep the 63.5% share in the company. The SOLLERS PJSC share in AURUS LLC will be reduced to 0.5%, and upon that, beginning from the end of 2020, SOLLERS will become the Project industrial partner and will launch the series production of the AURUS vehicles at the automobile plant in Alabuga Special Economic Zone (Alabuga SEZ).
TAWAZUN Chief Executive Officer Tareq Abdul Raheem Al Hosani underlined, "We appreciate the strategic partnership with NAMI within the AURUS Project and are encouraged by the forthcoming cooperation on the deployment of production of the luxury and armoured vehicles for the Russian and international markets."
"It is obvious that the agreement which was signed today between the TAWAZUN Fund and AURUS LLC reflects the full marks and appreciation of the AURUS vehicles for the international investments. We are glad that the R&D achievements of the Russian engineers in the automotive field have received such a great recognition", noted Gerhard Hilgert, Chief Executive Officer of AURUS LLC.
AURUS continues to accept pre-orders for AURUS SENAT Limousine L700 and sedan AURUS SENAT S600. AVILON Group and Panavto LLC, official Sales Partners of AURUS in Russia, will accept pre-orders starting from 15.02.2019.
"Interested clients can contact the official partners of the brand directly”, declared today Denis Manturov, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
On December 29th 2018 Aurus activated its hotline.
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On 09 November 2018, the AURUS vehicles participation in the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2019 was announced by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (Minpromtorg) of the Russian Federation.
"The decision has been made to have the European Premiere of the new Russian luxury vehicles AURUS developed by NAMI Russian State Scientific Research Center based on the Unified Modular Platform within the Motor Show in Geneva. Taking into account the actual demand for the vehicles and the pre-orders already accepted for two years ahead, one can expect that the brand premiere will become a significant event at the Geneva Motor Show," Denis Manturov, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, said.
At the European Premiere in Geneva, the AURUS SENAT and AURUS SENAT Limousine will be presented. The AURUS vehicle family creation and production is a very important and ambitious project incorporating the cutting edge and state-of-the-art achievements of science and technology.
On 15-17 October 2018, Skolkovo Technopark, Moscow, saw the annual Open Innovations Forum held with the support from the Russian Federation Government. Skolkovo Foundation is one of the main organizers of the Forum.
The AURUS SENAT vehicle presented at one of the exhibition areas of the Forum drew attention of the multiple participants and guests of the Forum. Establishment and release of the Russian commercial luxury class vehicles became a momentous event for the development of the national automotive industry. Modern and technically advanced AURUS vehicles having innovative design solutions of the Russian developers implemented in them demonstrate high world level attributes. It is necessary to also focus on the AURUS SENAT Limousine vehicle developing which the engineers implemented unique solutions to ensure the unprecedented level of the ballistic and explosion protection of the vehicle, and that allowed significant surpassing of the similar parameters of the foreign makes armoured vehicles in the same segment.
The AURUS SENAT being one of the exhibits in Skolkovo has become a real embodiment of the aim of the Forum, which was devoted to the development and commercialization of the latest technologies, popularization of the world technology brands and creation of the new tools for the international cooperation in the field of innovations. Within the Forum program, there were plenary and panel sessions, exhibition, educational events, seminars and workshops, innovation shows and business meetings.
FORMULA 1 2018 VTB RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX took place in Sochi on September 27-30. For the fifth time, one of the best racing tracks of the "royal race" gathered the planet's 20 best racers from ten teams in Russia.
AURUS SENAT, the new Russian luxury vehicle demonstrated in a stand-alone glass pavilion situated in a restricted area of the paddock in front of the VIP-stand entrance, attracted everyone's attention and interest. It was possible to examine the AURUS SENAT exterior and interior directly in the pavilion, as well as to talk to the consultants and place an order. The presentation of the vehicle of the AURUS family for the spectators of the world's most prestigious racing series has become a momentous event within the promotion of the new Russian automotive brand.
The base vehicle of AURUS family is exactly the AURUS SENAT. During its creation, the following key requirements were defined: powerful dynamic performance with maximum comfort, and the creation of exclusive and elegant exterior and interior design with a high level of craftsmanship and attention to every detail.
Moscow, Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center, 2018 – AURUS Vehicles Got Prestigious Best of the Best Award from Robb Report Russia Magazine.
Franz Gerhard Hilgert, AURUS LLC CEO, accepted the award on behalf of the brand at the AURUS stand within the Moscow International Automobile Salon and highlighted, "We are glad the AURUS vehicles, new luxury vehicles created by Russian stylist designers and engineers, are included in the Robb Report high-class brand list and are honoured to become a reputable brand on the Best of the Best list."
The award was handed by Yury Khnychkin, Robb Report Russia Editor-in-Chief, who also emphasized, "This year, the global version of Best of the Best celebrated its 30th anniversary. Now it is the most recognizable global project of Robb Report, a symbolical "Hall of Fame" of the world luxury industry." Best of the Best 2018 contains a collection of goods and services in key sectors, such as watches, jewelry, men’s fashion and accessories, cars, yachts, private jets, hotels and resorts, restaurants, etc.
August 29, 2018 – the World Premiere of the luxury Russian vehicles AURUS SENAT and AURUS SENAT Limousine took place within the Moscow International Automobile Salon.
For the first time in the modern Russia, the AURUS vehicles development gave birth to uncompromising level of ballistic and explosion protection implemented significantly exceeding the similar parameters of the vehicles of competing brands. The armored AURUS SENAT Limousine is an ocular demonstration of the Russian engineers' achievements in this segment. The AURUS SENAT belongs to the commercial unarmored series.
Denis Manturov, the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation emphasized the importance of the event for the domestic automotive industry development, "For the first time in the Russian history, a project aimed to release a commercial line-up of luxury vehicles has emerged. AURUS is a national brand, which represents modern, technically developed and innovative Russia. I am convinced that AURUS will have a success and that the AURUS vehicles will soon take over their niche both at the domestic and export markets."
Franz Gerhard Hilgert, CEO of AURUS LLC, said, "AURUS offers a highly competitive product with a possibility to customize the vehicle through personal contact of the client with the designer and engineer, which will be an important advantage when buying the vehicle. Future owners of the AURUS vehicles are offered freedom in choosing the vehicle exterior and interior solutions. At present, we are making preparations for the Russian and international start of sales and working on attraction of new partners to organize the distribution and aftersales processes. The European premiere of the AURUS vehicles will take place at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2019."
The AURUS SENAT and AURUS SENAT Limousine offer a combination of the all-wheel drive and hybrid unit The vehicles were developed specially for the Russian conditions taking into account climate and road peculiarities of the country, which ensures the maximum level of comfort and safety under any operating conditions. The vehicles are equipped with a high-performance V8 engine, which is a new in-house development created especially for AURUS vehicles.
The World Premiere of absolutely new made in Russia luxury vehicles AURUS SENAT Sedan and AURUS SENAT Limousine will take place at the Moscow International Automobile Salon, which will open its doors from August 30 to September 9, 2019 in the Crocus Expo exhibition centre in Moscow. The AURUS vehicles were created by the best Russian designers and engineers and feature unique characteristics combining great road performance, impeccable comfort, safety and unsurpassed passenger and pedestrian protection. The timeless noble design was inspired by the Russian luxury traditions and materialized through professional craftsmanship into the classic elegance of AURUS.
The Russian luxury vehicles open a new page in the history of the national automotive industry and will be presented to the public at the AURUS stand, hall 12, Pavilion 3, Crocus Expo located at the address: MKAD 66 km, Moscow.
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