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Iran’s Saipa exported $1.2 billion in cars

Tehran - The Tehran-based automaker has mostly been producing budget cars in recent years under license from South Korea and France for Iranian and international customers.

Tehran - Iran’s Saipa Group says it has exported 230,000 vehicles worth 1.2 billion in recent years as the automaker plans to expand sales with new designs and competitive products. The Tehran-based automaker has mostly been producing budget cars in recent years under license from South Korea and France for Iranian and international customers. The company exports vehicles to about 40 markets, deputy head for exports and international affairs of the group Mohsen Dastkhosh said on Friday.
“Saipa Group’s new plans for designing and producing a competitive product will bring about a boost in exports,” IRNA quoted him as saying. Saipa began production in Iran in 1968 by assembling French automobile manufacturer Citroen’s Dyane which went under the name of Jyane in the Middle Eastern country. Since then, the group has been expanding and currently includes such subsidiaries as Saipa Diesel, Pars Khodro and Zamyad Co.
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