Iranian cars Saipa Quik, Saina and Shahin go to Russia. Sales start in about three months
Back to news distributor of the Iranian brand Saipa — this is Lucky Carensi LLC.
"On January 25, 2023, our company signed a distribution contract with the second largest Iranian factory — Saipa. This is an important event! At the moment, the plant itself is engaged in the certification of cars. In about three months, cars will appear in Russia and Belarus», — writes the Belarusian automobile portal av.by with reference to the representative of the distributor.
As reported, the distributor is going to bring three models of Saipa — hatchback Quik and sedans Saina and Shahin. There are no prices and details about the equipment, but at least the technical parameters are known.
Saipa Quik — this is an analogue of the Lada Granta hatchback: dimensions are 4005 x 1678 x 1492 mm. The car is equipped with a 1.5-liter gasoline naturally aspirated engine with a capacity of 87 hp. and variator. Interestingly, Iran introduced an improved version of Quik called Atlas last year. But if he comes to Russia, then later.
The history of Saipa Saina goes back to the 80s of the last century, to the Ford Festiva model, which was produced in South Korea under the name Kia Pride. At the heart of Saina, of course, is not the platform of the 80s, but more modern, but it is already more than 10 years old.
Saipa himself debuted in 2016. In fact, this is an analogue of the Granta sedan: the dimensions are 4215 x 1663 x 1484 mm with a wheelbase of 2415 mm. Under the hood — the same 1.5-liter engine with 87 hp, working in conjunction with a 5-speed “mechanics”; or 6-speed CVT. Compared to Granta, Saipa has simply luxurious equipment – there is ABS and EBD, digital instrument panel, climate control (optional), parking sensors.
Saipa Shahin — the most modern model, produced since 2020. At the heart of this car is a platform built on the basis of the Toyota B platform (like the Toyota Corolla E160). This is already a kind of analogue of Lada Vesta, Volkswagen Polo, Kia Rio. Dimensions are 4460 x 1768 x 1501 mm, wheelbase — 2650 mm. Engine — petrol turbocharged with a volume of 1.5 liters with a capacity of 110 hp, it is combined with a 5-speed “mechanics”. In Iran, they ask for the equivalent of 12 thousand dollars for Saipa Shahin, in Russia the car will be much more expensive.