Leading Iranian car manufacturer, Iran Khodro (IKCO) has received licenses from the GCC Standardization organization (GSO) to enter the Omani automotive market with two of its models “Dena” and Runna”. This was revealed by Iran’s commercial attache to Oman, Abbas Abdolkhani. This achievement makes Iran Khodro the first Iranian auto maker to get the GSO license.
The two models received the licenses after successfully passing tests in which their dynamics and frontal crash stiffness where rigorously tested.
Oman is one of Iran’s main export destinations and iranked 10th when it comes to overseas exports. In the first eight months of the Iranian year alone, Iran exported USD 368 million worth of goods to Oman.
Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) is the top automotive manufacturer in Iran. Initially called Iran National, it was established in 1962 and makes both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The company has a workforce of 58,000 peoplean dis known for its passenger vehicle models like Dena, Runna, Samand and Soren as well as the C1230 citybus, Aryan minibus and Arya Truck. IKCO has a market presence in many countries like Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon, Qatar, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Belarus and Russia. The company’s subsidiary
Its products have been welcomed in countries such as Russia, Belarus, Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Lebanon.
The company’s subsidiary, Iran Khodro Diesel (IKD), specializes in the production of diesel vehicles. One main advantage offered by the vehicles that IKCO makes is that they are designed to tolerate extreme climatic conditions and hence are highly suitable for use in the Gulf region.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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