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Production of 4 Chinese Cars Halted in Iran

Production lines of Cherry ‘A5’ and ‘Qq’ along with Lifan X50 and X60 have been halted.Production lines of Cherry ‘A5’ and ‘Qq’ along with Lifan X50 and X60 have been halted.

Production lines of four Chinese mid-range vehicles have been halted in Iran.

Data released by the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade on auto production reveals that local partners of China’s Chery and Lifan have stopped manufacturing four models, namely Cherry 'A5' and 'Qq' along with Lifan X50 and X60.

The A5 and Qq — locally better known as MVM 530 and 110 respectively — were produced through Chery’s local operation in Iran. During the first five months of the last fiscal (ended in March), the company produced 6,143 units of Cherry A5. The Qq did not have a big share in the company’s output last year. During the five-month period, only 273 units of the model were produced.

Kerman Motor, the local partner of Lifan has also halted production of two models, X50 and X60. The two had a 1,440-units share (12%) in the company’s output during the period.

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