Proton LogoIran has proposed an Islamic car, and is keen to work with Proton on developing such a car for the global market.

It is proposed that Proton should work with companies in Iran and Turkey develop a car with Islamic features such as a compass to determine the Kiblat, as well as compartments for storing the Quran and headscarves.

Proton may have found a new niche here – Islamic cars, thanks to its relationship with Islamic countries such as Iran. Just a few days ago, Proton announced an export deal to supply Proton Waja taxis to Iran. I am curious why the Iran Khodro group, the manufacturer of Iran’s national car (basically a rebadge outfit making old Peugeot 405s and other Peugeot cars) has not already done this.

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