Lifan’s CKD Plant in Iraq starts production today

Although Lifan is not a top car maker in China but it seems Lifan is pretty busy in doing business outside China.

According to Lifan MENA region manager Tianmao Yu, currently Lifan car assembly line is capable of producing 620 X60 city and off-road vehicles and 320 cars, 720 and 530 will be introduce next year next year. According to the plan, the initial annual capacity will reach 10,000, then increased to 20,000 per year.

The Middle East has been a major export market for Chinese automakers. Last year, Syria, Iran, and Egypt ranked among the ten largest importing countries for Chinese cars, while Iraq was the fourth largest for Chinese sedans–with 14,144 sales. Since late 2009, ZAMAZAM SPRING has reportedly sold over 2,000 Lifan cars.

In the three years between 2007 and 2009, Lifan exported a total of over 60,000 cars. It has KD assembly plants in Vietnam, Russia, Ethiopia, Uruguay, among others.


力帆汽车在伊拉克组装车辆生产正式启动

14-03-04 11:21 来源:新华网 作者:梁有昶 张淑惠

新华网巴格达3月3日电(记者梁有昶 张淑惠)伊拉克国有汽车工业公司3日举行力帆汽车组装生产线下线仪式,这标志着力帆汽车在伊拉克的组装车辆生产正式启动。

伊拉克副总理侯赛因·沙赫里斯塔尼、工业部长艾哈迈德·卡尔布里和中国驻伊大使馆经商参赞沈会勇等出席了在巴格达以南的巴比伦省马哈茂迪耶镇举行的仪式。沙赫里斯塔尼还参观了力帆汽车组装生产线并主持新车点火仪式。

据力帆汽车中东北非区经理田茂瑜介绍,目前的力帆汽车组装生产线能生产X60城市越野车以及620和320轿车三款车型,明年将引入720和530两款轿车的生产。按照计划,初期年产能将达1万辆,随后将提高到2万辆。

据介绍,中国自主汽车品牌力帆汽车2010年进入伊拉克市场,这次组装车辆正式下线,标志着力帆在当地实现了全散件的本地组装。这是该公司继在俄罗斯、乌拉圭、伊朗、埃塞俄比亚、阿塞拜疆、乌克兰和越南之后的第8个海外汽车组装工厂。