ISLAMIC CAR

Iran, Malaysia, Turkey to roll out Islamic car

18 December, 2007

BY OUR AUTOMOBILE CORRESPONDENT

Here’s interesting news from the Islamic world. Iran, Malaysia and Turkey, all Islamic nations, are joining hands to roll out a car. A report pointed out that the car would be launched in year 2011.

A news report quoting the chief executive and president of a partly state-owned Iranian company Manouchehr Manteghi said that the three Islamic countries would pump in all the money that is need for the production of the car. The three nations are expected to develop the car with Islamic features such as a compass to determine the direction of Holy Mecca. It is expected that the car, when the wraps are lifted off it in year 2011, will come with a price tag close to around 8,000 euros.

Though it is not known when the manufacture of the car would commence, it is being said that the car will be produced with the latest technology that will help it stand up to all its peers on a global level.

Aimed at various markets across the globe, it is also being rumored that the Islamic features may not be standard as the car could be marketed in non-Muslim countries too. The main target markets would be Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia. The manufacturers plan it in such a way that each Islamic country can order the additional equipment based on its own needs. Manouchehr Manteghi’s company has been chosen by the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to lead the car project, a report added.

 

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