Iran Khodro launches pickup truck assembly in Iraq

Top Iranian automaker Iran Khodro expands into Iraq with a semi knocked-down Arisan pickup truck

Side profile of the Arisan, or PU1, pickup.
Side profile of the Arisan, or PU1, pickup.

Iran Khodro has inaugurated an assembly line for its Arisan brand of pickup trucks in Iskandariya, Iraq in a ceremony attended by Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, the Iranian minister for industry.

The factory has the capacity to manufacture 30 Arisan pickups per day, and considering the growing demands for the brand in Iraqi market, expects to produce 5,000 Arisan Pickups to be manufactured in Iraq in the next year.

The Iranian automaker is sending semi knocked-down (SKD) Arisan pickup parts to Iraq for the assembly from its manufacturing facility for Arisan in the northern Iranian city of Tabriz.

The Arisan pickup comes with anti-lock braking system (ABS) and meets Euro IV emissions standards.

In 2015, Iranian minister of economy, Ali Tayebnia, said Tehran and Baghdad plan to increase their trade exchanges to $20bn in the near future.

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