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Iran Khodro to make Soren in China
Mon, 07 May 2007 12:39:52
Iran's leading car manufacturer Iran Khodro Company is going to launch an assembly line in China for its latest product Samand Soren.

According to ISNA on Monday, the carmaker plans to manufacture 10,000 sedans in China in the first phase of the project, which will become operational by the second half of the next Iranian year (Sept. 22, 2008).

Soren, a type of Samand sedan which is referred to as 'Iran's national car', was displayed during an international car exhibition in Shanghai and welcomed by Chinese visitors.

The contract for setting up a Samand assembly line in China has been concluded with a Chinese company. Under this agreement, up to 30,000 Samand sedans will be annually produced in the world's second largest economy.

Giant carmaker, Iran Khodro, is targeting part of the multi-million Chinese auto market.

Earlier, the automaker announced that it will export 1,000 Samand sedans to China by June or July.

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This is mostly old news.....earlier reports have the Chinese partner Jinhua Youngman, currently constructing a factory in Tai'an, Shandong Province for turning out 30,000 of these Samand sedans a year. Youngman will hold 70% of the equity.
This may go to improving international relations, but it's a tough row to hoe in a crowded market.
 

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Real_I_Hate_China said:
I see it as a good news, bring it on!!!

Survival of the fittest. Chery and the Chinese gang are claiming more and more market share every year. The first quarter this year Chinese car makers claimed the largest home market share for the first time and the trend is going strong. So bring it on 'cause at the end of the day all these competitions will only make Chery and others stronger and more competitive.


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Picture is Samand Coupe that it is not produced yet and it is taken 3 years ago when it was Unveiled in Tehran Int'l Auto Fair . As they say they are not going to produce it and it is not the completed one .
you can Find Samand Soren Photos in IKCO website .
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The car looks good. Not sure how the engine is though.

Well, China's market is going to be the world's largest in 10 years. There is room for many, but only the fittest will survive in the long run.

This is good for Sino-Iranian ties. China can show Iran that it does not need to depend on the West for development, there are vast markets elsewhere.
 
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