Reporting "Asre Khodro" ,Seyyed Reza Tabatabaei, director of Salafchegan special Free zone in meeting with Governor of Qom province mentioned on plan for car manufacturing in Salafchegan and said: "FIAT, one of the largest automobile manufacturer in Europe, signed an agreement to manufacture car in Salafchegan."
"Based on the agreement, manufacturing facilities are on the way to Salafchegan and manufacturing FIAT cars will be begun soon." He added.
FIAT should be winner in Iran market in absence of its international competitors like Renault, Peugeot (that left the market after US sanction). Model(s) of the car didn’t mention but economic model should be true choice for Iran market due to the economic situation.
Italian automobile manufacturer, FIAT has long history in Iran, from FIAT Tippo of 1920s that is one of the oldest car in Iran to assembling FIAT 1100 in 1960s and FIAT 131 in 1970S, both before Iran revolution.
After revolution, FIAT Siena, FIAT Ducato and 500 had short time presence in Iran but left the market soon.
Salafchegan Special Economic Zone is located in the center of Iran, in an area of 2000 hectares, 185 kilometers outside Tehran and at the transit crossroads of the country.