"We wanted to come here to show that the government places high importance on the automotive sector and that we are standing by them. Now is the time for Turkey to embark upon mass production. This is the first time Turkey is putting an automobile they have designed in its entirety on display. It's a good thing the New York taxi tender transpired. I want to congratulate İnan Kıraç, Jan and Claude Nahum for showing their presence in the world's biggest auto show."
'A DREAM 60-YEAR-OLD DREAM'
While at the Geneva Fair, Karsan Chairman of the Executive Board İnan Kıraç stated the following: "I am somewhere today I never imagined I would ever be. I have been in this sector for 60 years and I am now watching in amazement as my dreams are being realized. We are in the lead in this sector."
PRODUCTION BEGINS IN 2014
Explaining that both vehicles were developed for 17 million dollars, Karsan Executive Director Jan Nahum states that the vehicle will be produced with a 200 million euro investment in the first half of 2014 and will have a production capacity of at least 20,000 annually. Nahum also noted that the engine will become a completely domestic manufacture between the years of 2015 and 2017.
This is a translation of an article originally written by Ufuk Sandık.