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Saipa Tiba: first car entirely Iranian

Often, the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, do talk to him ... but not always in a positive way!

An ultra modern factory

This time, he manages again to do about him, but beautiful way of inaugurating a new car factory which need investments of over $ 300 million (U.S.).

Situated in the city of Kashan, this plant will create 4,000 direct jobs and more than 20,000 indirect. According to the forecasts of the company Saipa, the production capacity can reach 150,000 units annually.

Assembly under license

So far, the Iranian company Saipa (Societe annonyme Iranian Production Automobile) was founded in 1966, and still is, regarded as a licensed builder. That is to say that it is a manufacturer which assembles vehicles from another manufacturer, which are usually offered on emerging markets. Saipa assembles models french manufacturers Citroen, Peugeot and Renault. In the latter, has added South Coreen Kia.

First Iranian car

Beyond the opening of this ultra-modern factory, President Ahmadinejad also took part in the unveiling of the first car entirely Iranian, the Tiba. Which means there Gazelle. This compact sedan category, formerly Miniator will be offered at a price between 80 and 90 million rials ($ 8,000 and $ 9,000 U.S.).

The second largest industry in Iran

Last year, Iran has become the largest automobile producer in the Middle East with more than 1.4 million vehicles assembled. The Iranian automotive industry is the second largest after the oil and allows a more 500,000 Iranians earn an honest living.

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