Putin’s Project Cortege Could Give Birth To This Russian Luxury Minivan

If you’re enjoying all these recent patent renderings representing Russian president Vladimir Putin’s efforts of creating a new line of luxury vehicles, know that this luxury minibus is primed for seeing the light of day.

Based on earlier reports, we heard that Project Cortege will spawn not just a presidential limo, but also a sedan, an SUV and a minivan/bus, which we’re guessing would be this thing.

According to Russia’s Cardesign, these patent images show that exact minivan, which could ultimately resemble something like a modern-day Skoda, while adding sliding rear doors and a massive roof rack that we don’t actually see here.

However, various sources state that the production-ready model will look different compared to these samples, while retaining the proportions and a few other basic elements. Once on the road, the Mercedes V-Class and VW Transporter should be its direct rivals.

As for what it’s called, all we got is the word ‘NAMI’ from reports, courtesy of Auto Mail, which said that the design has been registered under this particular name.

How much refinement do you figure the exterior of this thing needs before it can join the rest of the Project Cortege lineup?

H/T to Mikhail & Falcosha

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