EghtesadOnline: Rigan Khodro, a subsidiary of Kerman Motor, says it will start selling new Chinese cars in the Iranian market in the coming months.
The company has brought two prototypes, Leopaard CS10 and Hawtai A25, which are currently in the testing stage, Donyaye Khodro reported.
After the tests the two models are planned to be brought to Iran as complete knock-down (CKD) kits and assembled by the company.
The company has not provided details on the number of units it intends to sell in the country, Financial Tribune reported.
Leopaard CS10 is a compact SUV unveiled by GAC Changfeng at the 2014 Beijing motor show.
It has a 2700mm wheelbase and is 4663mm long, 1875mm wide, and 1700mm tall. The model is powered by a Mitsubishi turbocharged 2.0L engine (4G63T), which is paired to an automatic gearbox, and employs a layout of front-engine, real-time four-wheel drive.
Hawtai A25 is a small city crossover first displayed in 2014, coming with a 4-cylender turbo, petrol engine and equipped with a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
According to Shervin Parsian, Rigan deputy director, the cars will be assembled in collaboration with the Chinese side in Iran’s southern Arg-e-Jadid Special Economic Zone near Bam in Kerman Province.