'Peugeot Persia' to Hit Iranian Market
Iranians will soon be able to cruise down the Republic's roads in a new, Iranian-made model of the French Peugeot. The company indicated that the auto-maker would release the new 'Peugeot Persia' in the coming 20 days.
"In future the Iranian auto-making industry will supply new products to the market each year on a regular basis," Manouchehr Gharavi, Managing Director of the Iran-Khodro Industrial Group conveyed.
The new Peugeot Persia is a completed version of the Peugeot 405 model, with increased comfort for passengers, IRNA reported.
"In fact the 'Peykan' has given a boost to the auto-making industry in Iran. After being assembled for 30 years, it is now for six years that Peykan has been completely produced domestically," he added. Iran's auto-manufacturers will produce approximately 400,000 cars in the next three years. Approximately 60 percent of the equipment used in the
production of Peugeot Persia model are domestically produced.
Recently, the French company said that it would, in conjunction with Iran-Khodro, start the production of a new model 'Peugeot 206' in Iran in early 2001. Iran-Khodro, which controls 65 percent of the Islamic Republic's car industry, assembles certain models of France's Peugeot.
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