MOSCOW, October 27. Vladimir Putin attaches great importance to the project “Cortege” to create line domestic vehicles, including luxury class. The journalists said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.
However, he did not comment on media reports that the Assembly site of the limousines for the first persons of the state in the framework of the project “Cortege” can be placed in Moscow in spezzare Institute US. “It’s the details of the project and, if possible, on commercial terms, then I think the Ministry will be able to provide you with information”, – told reporters Sands.
“The work on the project “Tuple” is, – said the press Secretary of the head of state. – The project develops, the President gives (him) the great importance”.
Peskov said that it is not only about the creation of a limousine. “This project is for the creation of a universal platform and multiple platforms, there are also representational aspect and the commercial aspect of this project”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.
Earlier, Minister of industry and trade of Russia Denis Manturov said that the first pilot batch of cars based on a single modular platform “Cortege” needs to appear at the end of 2017.
The project “Cortege” provides for the construction of a line of cars for the first persons of the state. The objectives of the project “Cortege” includes the establishment of both SUVs and cars of business class. The contractor of the project is FSUE “NAMI”. The Institute is engaged in the integration of development processes with participation of Russian and foreign companies.
In mid-2014, the Ministry has chosen Sollers as the manufacturer of all models “Tuple” – SUV, minibus, sedan and limousine. Sollers will work in cooperation with the “assistance” and “Rosavto”.
Budget investment for the project “Cortege” amount to 12.4 billion rubles by 4 years.