SAIPA resumes Syria production with H330 model
Damascus, Iran's automaker SAIPA restarts manufacturing in Syria, launching a new model called H330.
The company will launch the car on the markets at the beginning of next week for the agents in Damascus, Aleppo, Lattakia, Homs and Hama, offering big facilities to the customers with suitable installments, SIAPA authorized dealer in Syria Fahed Darwish told Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
Behnam Saberi, CEO of SAIPA SYRIA, the Syrian branch of the Iranian car making company, says 1,000 H330 will be produced this year.
The company, in joint venture with SIVECO International, situated in the industrial city of Hassia, near the central city of Homs, has resumed its production following years of inactivity due to the war in Syria.
Given the interest of Syrians especially the middle class for SAIPA products, we have plans to manufacture new models our cars in near future, he added. Pride, one of SAIPA's earlier models, are mostly used as taxis in Syria.
The other big Iranian carmaker Iran Khodro was also present in the Arab country before the war broke out in 2011. Samand, one of its previous models, are used by middle class Syrians.
Iran eyes resuming its economic activities in Syria as the eightyear war is dwindling down.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA