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LADA Vesta, beware: cheap Saipa cars will get a 16-valve engine

To date, not much is known about the new engine with the ME16 index. Unless its power and torque: 115 hp. With. and 147 Nm. In addition, it is reported that the Iranians took the French Peugeot EC5 engine as the basis for the unit. And it has a high degree of localization – more than 90%.

According to Saipa, the ME16 is currently being tested, and the serial production of the engine should begin in the second half of this year. Which models will receive the new motor, has not yet been reported. However, the company noted that cars equipped with this unit will also be delivered to Russia.

Recall that the “official” sales of Iranian Saipa cars will start in our country in June. The brand debuts on the domestic market with the Quik hatchback, as well as the Saina and Shahin sedans. Alexander Stepanov, General Director of Best Motors, which became the brand’s distributor, said earlier that the prices of the first three models would fall within the range of 1-1.7 million rubles, depending on the configuration.

We add that recently the AvtoVzglyad portal conducted its own social survey in order to find out if the Russians are ready to transfer to budget Iranian cars. The results were extremely interesting – you can read them here.

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