Nakhchivan automobile plant to launch off-road vehicles output (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.28 / Trend, E.Ismayilov /
Nakhchivan Automobile Plant (NAP) sold 360 Lifan cars in 2011 for use in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic as taxi service vehicles, NAP director Musa Abdullayev told Trend on Tuesday.
He said that cars are currently being replaced to be used as taxis, and brought into accordance with technical and ecological requirements. Cars manufactured by NAP meet all the necessary requirements and can be useful as taxis in Baku and other regions of Azerbaijan.
It is also important for NAP to provide technical support to manufactured cars throughout Azerbaijan. In addition, beneficial and efficient loan programs are applied when purchasing cars. In particular, cars are provided using interest-free loans.
Abdullayev also said in January 2012 that plans are to launch the output of off-road vehicles.
The construction of the Nakhchivan automobile plant was launched in 2008 and commissioned on Jan. 11, 2011.
A cooperation contract was signed within the Azerbaijani-Chinese Business Forum of the Nakhchivan automobile plant and Chongqing Lifan Industry automotive corporation in Beijing in May 2009.
The contract envisages assembling Lifan passenger cars in Nakhchivan.
The plant uses the latest models of equipment made in Germany, Belgium, and Italy. The total plant area is 2.6 hectares.