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Arisun Pickups in SKD for Iraq

Arisun Pickups in SKD for Iraq Arisun Pickups in SKD for Iraq

The first consignment of Arisun pickup has been exported to Iraq in semi knocked-down form, IKCO’s deputy CEO for export announced.

Saeed Tafazzoli also said, “In response to the growing demands for the Arisun pickup from Iraq, Iran Khodro decided to allocate the second production line of its Iraq site to Arisun. And now with this shipment, we are determined to open the line officially in the near future.”

Tafazzoli outlined IKCO’s next plans in Iraq, saying the car manufacturer has received orders for 5,000 Arisun pickups in the first phase, IKCO Press reported.

“We are now hopeful of fulfilling our commitment by the end of the Iranian calendar year in cooperation with our partner there,” he added.

Tafazzoli cited the launch of Arisun production line in Iraq as the beginning of IKCO’s new project in Iraq's automotive industry.

”If all of the demands of our customers in Iraq are met, a large share of pickup sales in Iraq would go to Iran Khodro,” he said.

Arisun is a small pickup designed by Iran Khodro based on the Peugeot 405 platform.