MOSCOW, April 29 – RIA News. Delaying the start-up of Aurus car sales in dealers' stores is linked to NAMI's modest production capacity and workload, stemming from the message from the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
A representative of the ministry explained that in 2019 Nami will be able to produce 150 cars, a small part of them will hit the market later this year.
In 2020, it is planned to assemble 180 cars.
From 2021, the numbers will increase after the start of production in the SEZ "Alabuga".
"At the moment, all cars that are produced in NAMI are supplied to state structures," the ministry added.
As of February 15, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce receives orders for Aurus Senat Limousine L700 limousine and Aurus sedus Senus S600 through its trading partners Avilon and Panauto.
In the second half of May, the ministry plans to announce prices for these models.
As reported by the Minister of Industry and Commerce Denis Manturov, more than 500 applications have already been received by Aurus cars.
In the future, it is expected to produce up to five thousand cars a year, which will ensure demand in Russia and abroad, the minister added.