ISTANBUL, Turkey, Nov. 7 (Mehr News Agency) - Iranian passenger car Samand is highly commended in the 11th International Automotive Supply Industry and Service Equipments Exhibition currently held in Istanbul, Turkey.
During this year's exhibition dubbed "Auto Show 2006", Samand was widely acclaimed by Turkish media, TV channels and large numbers of the visitors of the car exhibition.
Iranian Consul in Istanbul Kamal Yassini attended Iran's major auto manufacturer, Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) stand and noted that as the political representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran he would do all he has in his power to see the presence of Samand, as the symbol of Iranian pride in Turkey's auto markets.
Also, visiting Iran's stand in the international auto show, the Turkish Deputy Minister of industry Adam Shahin said the presence of Iran Khodro was an indicative of good relations between the two neighboring nations.
Prominent auto producers exhibited over 100 various models of their latest products in the 11th international car exhibition. Iran presented its 1600 cc Samand LX sedan in the car show.
Samand LX is meeting auto standards requirements as well as the Turkish TSE standards. The sedan car is equipped with airbags and additional safety equipment. Last September, the letter of verification of TSE was officially awarded to IKCO by Turkish authorities.
The 11th International Automotive Supply Industry and Service Equipments Exhibition opened on Nov. 2, 2006 will run until Nov. 12, 2006 in Istanbul, Turkey.
TEHRAN, Nov 07 (ISNA)-Seri Lankan officials have requested the production of Iran's Samand and Pride in their country.
"Currently Iran Khodro and Saipa are investigating and reviewing this issue so to estimate whether the production of these two vehicles are economical and beneficial in Seri Lanka or not," said Iran's Ministry of Industry and Mine Foreign Affairs deputy.
Ghader Soleymani added that so to establish these vehicles production lines in Sri Lanka both companies had to gather and provide the necessities for producing right steering wheel cars.
This official also regarding the inauguration time of the Samand production line in China commented that an exact date had not yet been set.
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