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SAIPA at Baghdad Auto Show

SAIPA at Baghdad Auto ShowSAIPA at Baghdad Auto Show

Iran’s second largest automaker, SAIPA, along with its subsidiaries, namely Pars Khodro and part manufacturing divisions, is participating in the Baghdad International Automotive and Spare Parts Exhibition.

The four-day event opened on February 12, local automotive website Persian Khodro reported Sunday.

SAIPA is showcasing some of its products including Saina, the Chinese pickup RICH, Changan CS35, Tiba2 and Ario. 

The news website said other Iranian firms are also present, but it did not provide details.

SAIPA has exported 135,000 vehicles to Iraq in the past five years. 

SAIPA officials say extensive sales networks and after-sales service, competitive prices and fuel efficiency are the main reasons for SAIPA’s “strong” foothold in the neighboring Arab country.

As part of SAIPA’s push to develop its regional market, one of its latest locally assembled products Ario -- a midsize sedan -- was released in the southern Iraqi city of Basra last month.

SAIPA’s Pride, known as Saba in Iraq, is one of the most popular vehicles in the Iraqi market for people on tight budgets. This vehicle is often used as shared taxis in the capital Baghdad and the shrine city of Najaf.

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