The Ministry has explained the origin of the brand Aurus for cars of “Cortege”

MOSCOW, may 7. /TASS/. The Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation explained the origin of the brand “Aurus” cars “Tuple”. The name comes from two words: “Aurum”, which translates from Latin as “gold” and “Russia”. About this TASS said the press service of the Ministry of industry and trade.

“Aurus” – a combination of the words “Aurum” and “Russia”. Model of the new brand will be named towers of the Kremlin: “Senate” for the sedan and limousine, Arsenal – for a minivan, “the Commandant” for SUV”, – told in the Ministry.

Earlier in the framework of creation of cars of “Cortege” there were several national brands. The final decision remained a mystery until may 7.

“The project “unified modular platform” (project “Cortege”) was originally supposed three main goals: the creation of family of vehicles, development of own competences and a maximum localization of production. Its implementation has created an international cooperation of enterprises on the basis of engineering State research centre of FSUE “NAMI”. In the context of commercialization of the project set up a special company, the competence of which includes the promotion, sale and service of cars.

Earlier on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin at the inauguration for the first time used a new Russian limousine series “Tuple”. Black Executive sedan brought Putin from the First building of the Kremlin to the Grand Kremlin Palace.