Damascus, SANA – In an event at Sheraton Hotel in Damascus, Khallouf Trading Company launched on Saturday two new products, the DFM S50 sedan and the DFM AX7 SUV, which were produced in the company’s plant in Hama in cooperation with China’s Dongfeng Motors, in the Syrian markets.
In a speech at the launch event, Industry Minister Ahmad al-Hamo affirmed that the government is committed to supporting industrialists and providing them with all the necessary facilitations in order to ensure that production will continue and that industrialists whose facilities have stopped operations can resume work.
Al-Hamo underlined the industrial private sector’s role in providing the local market’s needs, which provides an alternative to importation and saves on foreign currency, in addition to providing job opportunities and contributing to economic development.
In turn, Economy and Foreign Trade Minister Adib Mayyaleh said that the launch of these cars proves that industrial production is back, even if it’s taking slow paces, voicing hope that there will be gradual development in this field, while Transport Minister Ali Hammoud said that his ministry provides all possible support and facilitations to such industries.
For his part, Khallouf Trading Company Director-General Mu’az Khallouf said that the company is committed to providing reliable and safe products with good performance and that meet various needs in terms of size, noting that the two cars are of high quality and their price will be suitable to the local markets, adding that they will come with a guarantee for two years or 60,000 km.
The DFM S50 is a full-option sedan with a 1.6 engine, an automatic gearbox, a sunroof, AC, ABS, parking cameras, and an anti-theft system, while the DFM AX7 has a 2.4 engine, an automatic gearbox, 6 airbags, steering wheel controls, 7-inch display, 360 degrees cameras, AC, ABS, and an anti-theft system.
Khallouf Trading Company was established in 1975, beginning work in the field of agricultural and industrial equipment and vehicles. In 2008, it opened a car plant, producing several models of vehicles before stopping production until now after it partnered up with Dongfeng Motors.