There are about 2.5 billion people living in the Right-Hand-Driving countries. So IKCO started to investigate on this market. Thus we in R&D center made 2 prototypes of RHD Samand, which was a perfect experiment and in some countries such as Pakistan, Bangladesh and India they find some interests and customers.
I was the project manager of one of these prototypes which was Bi-fuel (GAS and CNG). This car was made in less than 1 month and sent for the Pakistan Exhibition.
Also preparing the FS (Feasibility study) documents and negotiating with some Chinese companies were my other roles in that project.
This is a short list of differences of LHD and RHD SAmand that had to be done in that project:
- Glove box
- Dashbord beam assembly
- 15 body parts (fire-wall and ...)
- Steering column
- Fire wall sound deadening
- Front seats
- Door covers
- Center console
- Wiper blades and wiper mechanism
- Gas pedal system
- Clutch system