News & Reports News Year 2011 January , 2011 IKCO to introduce new Sedan next year

IKCO to introduce new Sedan next year

The Middle East's biggest automaker, Iran Khodro Company (IKCO), says it plans to produce up to 20,000 of its second national automobile brand in the next Iranian calendar year.

IKCO's latest model sedan, Runna, complies with global standards and the company plans to export the vehicle to overseas markets in the future.

“Runna is a family sedan that is completely compatible with global standards and is expected to be warmly welcomed by all strata of society,” the company's Deputy CEO Mir Javad Soleimani said in a press release.

Last week, the company announced plans to increase the production of two types of fuel-efficient engines and gradually outfit its cars with the new engines in the near future.

"The company is trying to utilize the most modern technologies in order to boost emission standards of its engines to the Euro IV and V levels and cut down on their consumption to an average of 7 ltrs. per 100 km,” the company said.

IKCO, the first automaker in Iran to use nanotechnology in the production of its vehicles, is currently regarded as the biggest automaker in the Middle East.

In August, a report by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) placed Iran on the list of top-five global car producers with the most growth in 2009.

Iran's car production showed a 9.5-percent growth last year, ranking fifth on the OICA chart after China, Taiwan, Romania and India.
(press tv)