Turkey interested to export domestically made cars

Business Materials 23 August 2017 18:01 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 23

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

Turkey is interested to export its domestic cars to neighboring countries, the country’s Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology told Trend.

According to the ministry, the country plans to start exporting cars after the launch of their mass production.

Currently, work is underway to start mass production of domestic cars, said the ministry.

It was previously reported that Turkey is negotiating with a number of companies that can participate in the creation of domestic cars. Negotiations are currently underway with such companies as Fiba, Karsan, Kale, Sanko, Koc, BMC and Vestel. It is expected that the mass production of the domestic Turkish cars will start by the end of 2019.

Turkey obtained a license from Saab, to manufacture a car based on the model 9-3.

Turkish domestic cars, which are planned to be created on the basis of the Saab 9-3 model, will be produced with a variety of engines and in several body types.

Turkey ranks sixth in Europe in automotive production. Models of Ford, FIAT, Renault, Toyota, Honda, Opel, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and MAN are currently assembled in Turkey. Moreover, Turkey manufactures local brands of buses, such as BMC, Temsa and Otokar.


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