Aurus Komendant debuts at long last with prices, specs and dates
After several years in the making, Russian automaker Aurus has finally introduced its luxurious SUV, the Komendant. Prices start from 33.7 million Russian Rubles, or $585,833, or €595,537 at the current conversion rates.
The car – which is set to go into production in the first quarter of 2023 – strongly resembles the Senat S660 sedan on the outside, but not without individual touches. The lighting is different, for one, and the Komendant comes in nine body colors to choose from, three of them unique. It is 5,380 mm (210 inches) long and 2,004 mm (78.3 inches) wide, and weighs in at 3.2 metric tons (7,055 pounds).
The interior is identical to that of the Aurus Senat save for the added paddle shifters. According to the spec sheet, it also supports rudimentary self-driving tech. Armoring will become available as a paid option later on, the company says.
Power for the SUV comes from a twin-turbo V8 rated at 598 PS (590 hp / 440 kW) and 880 Nm (650 lb-ft) of torque. An electric motor assists it for a combined hybrid output of 660 PS (651 hp / 485 kW) and 1,000 Nm (738 lb-ft). A nine-speed automatic transmission drives the wheels. Thanks to air-ride suspension, the clearance can be adjusted in the range of 200-260 mm (7.8 – 10.15 inches).
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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