Turkey to build own car
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 14
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey will start serial production of the country's own car in 2019, Turkish Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Fikri Işık said, the Turkish Ahaber TV channel reported.
The local car modelled on Saab 9-3 will come in different body types and power units.
Earlier, the minister said Turkey acquired a license from Sweden's car maker Saab to produce a car modelled on Saab 9-3.
Turkey is interested in exporting the domestically produced cars to Azerbaijan, Turkish Science, Industry and Technology Ministry earlier told Trend.
As the ministry said, Turkey is interested in exporting cars to a number of other countries as well once the car's mass production starts.
Turkey ranks sixth in Europe in terms of car production. It produces cars of such brands as Ford, FIAT, Renault, Toyota, Honda, Opel, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and MAN.
Aside from that, Turkey manufactures buses of local brands - BMC, Temsa and Otokar.
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