Iranian automaker to resume production of old Dacia LoganNovember 15, 2020
Saipa is set to begin mass production of the Iranian version of the Renault Dacia Logan two years after Renault left the country under US pressure. Moreover, the French themselves will not participate in the new project.
Before leaving the Iranian car market, French carmakers PSA and Renault held a dominant position in the country. With the onset of sanctions, everything changed: the French left Iran, and local firms had to independently take on the production of cars.
So, in 2019, Iran Khodro (IKCO) launched the Peugeot 301 without PSA participation. Now another local company, the second largest car manufacturer in the country, has followed suit. This is the Tehran company Saipa, which is about to revive the 1st generation Dacia Logan.
Saipa CEO Javad Suleimani announced this. Recall that the local version of “Logan” Iranian motorists knew under different names: Renault L90, Renault Tondar 90 and Renault Pars Tondar.
It is known that the new “Iranian” “Logan” will meet higher standards than its predecessor.
At the same time, over 85% of auto components and production know-how used in auto production are Iranian.
Meanwhile, in India, the first hydrogen car in the country was made from the first generation Renault Logan. This is a licensed modification of the Mahindra Verito. Without refueling, such a modified car will be able to travel about 250 kilometers.
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