The Russian Ministry of Trade and Industry said today, Wednesday, that a trial batch of the new luxury “Urus” car has been produced, despite the emerging corona virus crisis.
The ministry indicated that a group of “Urus” cars had been manufactured and now the cars are undergoing testing. The ministry stated that the serial production of “Urus” will start in the first quarter of 2021, with cars to be delivered to customers next May.
Urus is one of the early stages of the “Cortij” (procession) project to design and produce a family of luxury cars that include “limousines”, “sedans” and “minivans” for senior officials in Russia, led by Russian President Vladimir Putin, and they will be sold in the Russian and international markets. Under the brand “Urus”.
The “Cortij” project was commissioned by President Putin in 2012, when industrial enterprises, led by the Russian Automobile and Engine Research Institute, were tasked with securing the cars needed to serve the government and the Kremlin, replacing them with their foreign counterparts, and marketing them in countries around the world.