Iranian car Saipa Shahin.
Shahin and Quick car in Russia
The Iranian auto industry is getting closer and closer to the Russian market. Earlier it was reported that the Iran Khodro company, the largest car manufacturer in this country, intends to supply us with their cars. And literally the other day there was information that the second largest Iranian company Saipa will also develop our car dealerships.
“The Saipa company signed a contract with a Belarusian company to export 45,000 Shahin and Quick cars, the same two car models will be supplied to the Russian market,” said Omid Ghalibaf, representative of Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade. he told RIA Novosti.
However, for cars to be sold in Russia, they must be certified, essentially tests that will determine if they meet Russian requirements.
– Iranian cars can be certified in both Russia and Belarus. We have a single technical regulation, so the Belarusian certificate is recognized on our territory and vice versa, said Igor Korovkin, executive director of the Association of Automobile Manufacturers of Russia. KP.RU. – Certification is carried out for each model. And not according to the documents, but these are full tests, including for safety. Cars are smashed according to special methods – they simulate an accident and assess what kind of living space is left for the driver and passengers. The tests are carried out on mannequins. With frontal impact, with side impact. So a wrecked car is not enough, but car manufacturers look for it, because the costs are written off when the company starts selling its cars.
Price, technical characteristics of Iranian Shahin and Quick machines.
The cars that Iran is going to supply to Russia cannot be classified as expensive, we will tell you what is known about the price and technical characteristics of Iranian Shahin and Quick cars.
– I saw what Iran Khodro is going to provide us – well, far from a “luxury class”, frankly speaking, – said Korovkin. -He will compete with Lada-Vesta him. Well, whatever it is, it won’t cost less than a million…
To match the products of another Iranian company. A description of the models that are planned to be offered to the Russian buyer has already appeared on the network. The Saipa Shahin sedan looks quite modern. It is equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that develops 110 horsepower. It also has such convenient options as cruise control and rear parking sensors.
The Saipa Quik hatchback, which will compete with Lada Granta, also has good external data. In terms of volume, the engine, like Shahin’s, is 1.5 liters, but the power is less – only 87 “horses”. One of the unexpected chips for a budget car is a rear view camera. Both models will come with a manual transmission and a CVT.
Saipa Quik rear window.
Iranian cars are expected to start selling in our country almost in March. In November last year, Iran and Russia signed a memorandum on the supply of cars worth 300 million dollars, but the matter was stopped only due to the lack of certification.
– Our consumer knows Iranian cars poorly, they are not promoted, so this year the Iranian auto industry will be invisible to us, – predicts auto expert Timur Khubaev. – Although regarding the combination of price and quality, Iran is fine with this. These are not the Chinese who are asking double or even triple the price of their cars.
But the fact is that even if the Iranians are ready to sell us cars at a fairly low price (in Iran they cost about 700-800 thousand rubles with our money), Russian automakers will oppose this so that imports do not hurt them. create competition. .