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Old 06-05-2009, 01:53 PM   #10
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Antonov goes together with Lifan.
Antonov plc has signed a cooperation agreement with China Chong Quing Landai Industries Co. Ltd. Ltd. Together they will invest up to 2 million in new development projects with other manufacturers, including Lifan. The Chinese Lifan it participates in the construction of prototype demonstration vehicles.

That was last Tuesday announced. The agreement ensures that Lifan in the engineering program will involve the Antonov TX-6 automatic gearbox to produce. The first step is Antonov to the TX-6 prototype in two Lifan cars to build. It is expected that six months will take, writes

At the end of March was a collaboration announced in Sichuan Jianghan Industrial Group Co Ltd.

The First 4S Store of Lifan Motors Opened in Syria
As reported from Xinhua News Agency in Damascus on May 31st, the first 4S store of Lifan Motors in Syria held an opening ceremony. Secretary of Syrian Transportation Mr. Belder and Chinese Ambassador in Syria Mr. Li Huaxin cut the ribbon together.

As reported, the 4S store is located at Harasta automobile sales center which is 30km far away from Damascus, the capital of Syria. The marketing hall of Lifan Motors is the one with long history and high fame popularity of which the area is over 800 m2 owning dedicated sales center, after-sales service center, reception center and so on. And the area of after-sales service station is over 1000 m2 which owns complete maintenance equipment.

Lifan Motors announced 4 models during the opening ceremony, they were Lifan620, Lifan520, Lifan520i and Lifan320 covering three series of A0 class, A class and B class which all met the requirements of consumers in Syrian market. Besides, LIFAN is busy preparing to introduce minivan, SUV, MPV and ACS to Syrian market gradually. Introduced by Mark Timber, the vice president of Lifan Group, ALSULTAN Group is the general distributor of Lifan Motors in Syria. Since the signature of exclusive distributor agreement in November 2008, ALSULTAN has established 13 regional distributors and after-sales service platforms and established the first 4S store of Lifan Motors. Meanwhile, ALSULTAN plans to establish LIFAN 4S stores in Aleppo, the second largest city in Syria and Holmes, the third largest city in Syria including 2S and 3S stores established by secondary distributors. Lifan Motors has completed establishing 15 sales and service network in all. Mark Timber said, with the establishment of 3 4S stores and 13 regional distributors, Lifan Motors will have a complete marketing and after-sales service platform and network in Syria. Therefore, the completion of 4S store symbols that Chinese national sedan brand has reached a new start and height. So far, nearly 1200 Lifan cars have been sold in Syria and Lifan Motors plans to sell over 10,000 cars in Middle East this year and 30,000 in next 3 years.

The ceremony is very passionate that Ambassador Mr. Li Huaxin and secretary Belder actively test drove Lifan620, Lifan320, Lifan520 and Lifan520i. They were interviewed by many Medias. They gave a high praise to the pattern, appearance, inner trim and workmanship of Lifan cars and also much appreciated the outstanding work of ALSULTAN Group. As learned, LIFAN plans to establish automobile assembly plant in Syria to export LIFAN cars to another country.
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