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IKCO Samand

Iran Khodro SAMAND
Manufacturer Iran Khodro
Also called AzSamand Aziz (Azerbaijan)
Khodro Samand Sarir (China)
SenIran Samand (Senegal)
Siamco Sham (Syria)
Venirauto Centauro (Venezuela)
Production 2003—present
Model years 1381–present (Solar Hijri calendar)
Assembly Dakar, Senegal (SenIran Auto)
Damascus, Syria (Siamco)
Abchak, Belarus (Unison)
Tehran, Iran
Tai'an, China (Youngman)
Maracay, Venezuela (Venirauto)
Shamakhi, Azerbaijan (AzSamand)
Body and chassis
Class Small family car
Body style 4-door sedan
Layout Front engine, Front-wheel drive
Platform Peugeot 405 Platform
Related Peugeot 405, Peugeot Pars
Engine 1.8 L (XU7JP/L3) I4 (100 hp),
1.8 L (XU7JP4/L4) I4 (110 hp),
1.6 L (TU5JP4) I4 (110 hp),
1.7 L (1648 cc) (EF7 Engine) I4 (113 hp).
Transmission 5-speed MT
Wheelbase 2,671 mm (105.2 in)
Length 4,502 mm (177.2 in)
Width 1,720 mm (68 in) (without mirrors)
Height 1,460 mm (57 in)
Curb weight

1,200 kg (2,600 lb) (XU7JP/L3 engine)
1,287 kg (2,837 lb) (XU7JP4/L4 engine)
1,220 kg (2,690 lb) (TU5)[1] 1,360 kg (3,000 lb) (EF7 dual-fuel)

1,274 kg (2,809 lb) (EF7 single-fuel)
Successor Soren, Dena

Samand is an US$14,500 in Turkey.[2]

The Samand production project began in 1996 and the first car was sold in 2000. The Samand inherits the title of Iran's national automobile from the Paykan, which was sold by Iran Khodro from 1967 to 2005.[3]


  • Engine and components 1
  • Performance 2
  • Diesel Samand 3
  • Exports 4
  • Production facilities 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Engine and components

The Samand is built on the Peugeot 405 platform, originally using the XU7JP/L3 engine, amongst others. The Peugeot 405 is also in production in Iran, along with a facelifted version, the Peugeot Pars. IKCO manufactures 80% of Samand's parts domestically, including an Iranian-designed engine.

For export markets (and also the Iranian market), IKCO is using the Peugot TU5JP4 engine for Samand. This is because the TU5 is a low consumption and powerful engine and because of the ease of finding its parts all over the Europe, since the TU5 has been used for the Peugeot 206, Peugeot 307 and Peugeot 207. The TU5 version of Samand comes with three new options: driver airbag, pretensioner seat-belts, headlight height adjuster and active antenna.

Since early 2009, IKCO has used newly developed Iranian engines such as a dual-fuel national engine for its new models (EF7). In mid-2010, IKCO started to install petrol-only EF7 engines on Samand. The engine is not a petrol-based version of EF7 but the compressed natural gas (CNG) parts of the engine are removed and also the engine control unit (ECU) program. However, the petrol-based version of the engine is currently under development.


Engine Fuel Consumption (Petrol) Fuel Consumption (CNG) 0 – 100 (Petrol) 0 – 100 (CNG)
EFD TBD / 5.5[4] / TBD – / – / – TBD TBD
EF7 9.2 / 7.3 / 5.0 9.0 / 5.4 / 4.0 11 s 12 s
TU5JP4 9.2 / 7.2 / 4.9 – / – / – 11.3 s
XU7JP/L3 11.3 / 8.5 / 6.1 ? / ? / ? 12 s 12.6 s
XU7JP4/L4 11.1 / 8.4 / 6 – / – / – 9.7s ?
  • Fuel Consumption ( City / Combined / Highway (90 km/h) Constant )
  • CNG Fuel Consumption numbers are measured in Kg

Diesel Samand

In 2009, IKCO announced that they will produce Samand with their new engine EFD in 2010; however, due to the required tests for the engine, readying the car for installing the engine on it and also lack of distribution the Euro IV diesel fuel in the country postponed the production time to 2011. On November 30, 2010, IKCO announced the major changes made in Samand compared to dual-fuel or single fuel Samands for making it compatible for installing the EFD engine on. This main changes are: changing the radiator, installing the intercooler, water and hydraulic hoses, engine housings, exhaust system gearbox and the engine compartment insulations.[4]


Samand cars are exported to the following countries:

Production facilities

Samand LX front view
Samand LX back view

Samand has been also manufactured in Minsk, Belarus, by the Unison firm alongside Lublin vans since September 2006. The Export Development Bank of Iran will finance the implementation of the project with a $36 million budget. By 2010, the plant's annual production capacity will reach 120,000 vehicles. Tehran would then be able to export additional production to Central Asia and European Union member states.[13]

Star company assembles Samand sedan in Azerbaijan under the local name AzSamand Aziz.

Venirauto company started assembling Samand sedan (badged Centauro) in Venezuela from 2006.

Siamco launched in March 2007 the assembly line of Samand (Siamco Sham) in Syria.

Iran Khodro also plans to assemble the Samand in Egypt in joint ventures in the future.

See also


  1. ^ "IKCO". IKCO. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Export of Samand to Turkey". 2010-01-18. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b "IKCO". Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  5. ^ "Fars News Agency :: Algeria Seeks Iran's Expertise in Truck Production". Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  6. ^ "Iran-Khodro Starts Samand Assembly in Senegal". Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  7. ^ a b
  8. ^ a b c d e f
  9. ^ a b
  10. ^ a b c d "وب سایتهای ایرنا – Irna". Retrieved 2009-11-02. 
  11. ^ ForaoonISADT. "العراق – اضافة". Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  12. ^§ionid=351020102
  13. ^ "Belarus Samand work kicks into phase 2". 2008-12-14. Retrieved 2009-11-02. 

External links

  • Official website of Iran Khodro
  • Samand data
  • IRNA news report about Samand assembly in Belarus
  • News report about the Samand's dual fuel engine
  • Club Samand in Russia
  • Star – AzSamand
  • Evsen Group – AzSamand Aziz
  • Venirauto /Samand Venezuela
  • Samand Club Bulgaria
  • Samand Club in Ukraine
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