Islamic Car to Be Ready in 2011
A spokesperson for Iranian company, Iran Khodro, says its "Islamic Car" should be readily available throughout the Middle East, parts of Asia, and Africa, in three years.
The car will have options including a compass to find Mecca and a compartment for a Koran. Priced between $8,700 and $12,000, the vehicle is meant to appeal to buyers who would like a car designed with Muslims in mind and produced by a company that acts in line with Muslim values.
Iran Khodro is working with Malaysia's Proton to bring the vehicle to Asia's Islamic markets, in a strategic initative to introduce the car worldwide.
The region's largest car manufacturer, Iran Khodro, produces vehicles under license from manufacturers including Peugeot, Renault, Suzuki and Mercedes-Benz.