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Sanderos Production to Start

Sanderos Production to StartSanderos Production to Start

Pars Khodro and French carmaker Renault are set to produce 15,000 Sandero hatchbacks in Iran by the end of the year (March 19, 2016), CEO of Azin Khodro Reza Rezaei said.  

Renault Sandero, which will be released under the name B90 in Iran, will be produced 40% locally, Donyaye Khodro quoted him as saying.

Pars Khodro, one of Iran’s major auto manufacturers, started trial production of the Renault Sandero in May. The company's CEO Nasser Aghamohammadi said the Sandero will be publicly released by August.

Based on the Logan platform, the Sandero is a super-mini car jointly produced by Renault and its Romanian subsidiary Dacia. Under the license, Pars Khodro has been manufacturing the Dacia Logan since 2006. The car is referred to in Iran as Tondar 90 or L90. According to Rezaei, L90 is currently produced 70% locally and the number will increase to 90%.