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Iran's Dena to hit market March 2013

Source: ISNA

Iranian leading automaker, Iran Khodro's fourth domestically-built car -- Dena -- would hit the market by the end of Iranian calendar year, late March 2013.

Dena by Iran Khodro (IKCO)

Iran Khodro CEO, Javad Najmuddin said measures for production of Dena are underway.

The mass-production lines of the sedan would be launched by late March 2013, he told ISNA, adding Dena is a developed version of Samand -- the first Iranian indigenously-made car produced in class C.

Dena has been designed domestically, he said adding the corporation has made planning to produce the sedan in Belarus, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Syria, Senegal and Venezuelan sites.

Javad Najmuddin said the country plans to export the car to Western Asia, Middle Eastern countries, Syria, Common Wealth Countries, West Africa, South America, North Africa and Persian Gulf neighboring countries.

The mid-size four-door class-D sedan has an Iranian-built EF7 engine that produces 113 horsepower and a fuel efficiency rating of 7.2 liters per 100 kilometers.

Dena comes in two models of LX and ELX. The former is outfitted with an EF7 gasoline engine and a CNG-based engine. The ELX version is equipped with a turbo-charged EF7 engine.

A manual gearbox is fitted in the car, but an electronically-controlled automatic transmission system could be a future possible option.

IKCO plans to manufacture 35,000 units of Dena in 2012, 80,000 units in 2013 and 100,000 units between 2015 and 2017.

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