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Monday, June 30, 2008
Fiat to debut its Siena in Iran
Tehran Times Economic Desk
TEHRAN – The managing director of the Pars Industrial Development Foundation (also known as TOPCO car manufacturing group) announced here on Sunday that the Italian automobile manufacturer company Fiat will launch its assembly line of Siena sedan in Iran in the coming autumn.
Talking to Fars News Agency, Sadeq Bairami said that the company’s main deal with the Italian automaker company is the production of the five most successful and popular models of Fiat in Iran namely Siena, Palio, Strada, Weekend, and Idea under the same platform referred to as 178.
Siena sedan is equipped with the facilities including ABS brake system, both sides’ airbag, hydraulic wheel drive, cooling system, anti-theft alarm, lateral window and mirror, backseat seat belt, trip computer, remote control for car’s trunk and gas tank, door’s lateral protective bars in the case of accident, driver’s seat regulation system, CD player, and a trunk with 515 liters of capacity as well as an automatic gearbox.
The official added that the Fiat factory has been established in the City of Saveh with an advanced assembly and paint line hall in which the first model of Fiat (Siena) with 1.4-liters, 4-cylinders, and 77-horse power engine compatible to the latest standards of Euro 4 will be manufactured.
The related agreement was signed in 2005 by the sides. The initial production of the sedan in Iran will be in the form of full CKD.