Do these cars have engines in 'em?
The engines are french and IKCO (Iran Khodro) are currently manufacturing them under license. Though the company has recently set up an engine design division so in the future indigneous engines will be fitted into the Samand.
You can read the car specs. here: IKCO
faithful_muslima, on Oct 13 2004, 04:20 PM, said:
I thought you were talking about real babies.
anyways I like the Samand Soren, very nice. Can I have it?
No! Paws off! I found it first! =). You may certainly have a Soren if you can spare about $12,000 - the current price for the cheapest model.
wow didnt knew that iran can make cars too....
Iran Khodro is the biggest car manufacturer in the Middle East. The Samand has been very popular both domestically and abroad and has sold well. I hear that many Iranians are replacing their Peugeot 407's for these babies.
Ya Aba 3abdillah said:
May Allah (swt) bless the I.R. and the new state founders...whilst under sanctions, coming off a crippling war straight after civil disturbance and a revolution, they make shehab-3, nuke stations, space program and these.
Yes, even their enemies and the run-away Iranians do not deny them this credit, and this is from personal experience. Iran has a very bright future insha'Allah as long as it safegurads its independence. I'm more interested in Iran's military industry and in this regard they are on the verge of self-sufficieny. They have one of the largest helicopter forces in the world, the 4th largest misslile inventory and in fact there is reason amongst some to believe that we know a fraction of their defense capabilities - this has been hinted at by Iranian military officials, however lightely one may like to take it. And upcoming is the Mesbah satellite - the first Islamic nation to go into space indigneousely
But this is how I envisage IRI's not "too" distant future
This is what they've produced in Saudi with all their oil money and western support.
State of the art saddle which can now pack all the family clothes too.
Those Saudi's would most likely still be riding their camles if they didn't discover all that oil some 100 years back
Edited by MajiC, 13 October 2004 - 08:05 PM.