Putin to get Russian-made 'Cortege' limo in 2018

Inside a car designed under the project "Cortege".

Inside a car designed under the project "Cortege".

Sergey Subbotin / RIA Novosti
The range of premium cars for government officials being developed under the "Cortege" project will be ready by the beginning of 2018.

 
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The first range of cars for top Russian officials under the "Cortege" project is slated for late 2017 or early 2018.

Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov announced the first batch of luxury cars on April 5. The Russian President is to receive a model from the first batch of Cortege cars.

The project "Cortege" includes four types of cars – a limousine, a new SUV, a minivan and a sedan.

In 2016 3.7 billion rubles (about $53 million) was allocated to the project.

In the first year 200 cars will be produced. The vehcicles will be assembled at the Central Scientific Research Automobile and Motor Institute.

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