Russian President Vladimir Putin introduced a private limousine produced by Aurus , a domestic luxury car brand, to North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un, who visited Russia for a summit .
According to the TASS news agency on the 13th (local time), President Putin met with Chairman Kim in front of the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Far Eastern Amur region, about 1,000 km away from Vladivostok.
Chairman Kim arrived at the conference venue in a Maybach limousine안전놀이터 carried on a special “armored train.”
President Putin, who welcomed him, personally introduced sedans and limousines produced by Aurus, a Russian luxury car brand. The vehicle that President Putin rode to the meeting that day was also manufactured by Aurus.
Chairman Kim inspected the vehicle from the outside and even sat in the back seat. President Putin introduced the vehicle’s features, then moved in front of another Aurus vehicle and continued the introduction.
Aurus is Russia’s first luxury car brand. It was first used by President Putin at his inauguration ceremony on May 7, 2018. Afterwards, Aurus vehicles were provided during periods when heads of state visited foreign countries or foreign leaders visited Korea.
President Putin commissioned Aurus to create a private limousine to compete with the US presidential ceremonial vehicle, the Cadillac One, and the vehicle that was created this way is the Senat limousine. In addition, vehicles manufactured with the Kremlin motif, such as the Senat sedan, Arsenal van, and Commandant SUV , are being used as exclusive vehicles for the Russian president.
It is known that at least 12.4 billion rubles (172 billion won) were invested in the design of the Aurus Limousine. Using various bulletproof materials, the vehicle weighs 7,200 kg (7.2 tons).