Iran's car manufacturer Iran Khodro Co. (IKCO) has started the mass production of the third indigenously-manufactured car, Runna, in a ceremony attended by state and automotive industry officials.
The small sedan comes with fuel-efficient domestically-developed 1.4-, 1.5-, 1.6- and 1.7-liter engines, as well as manual and automatic transmissions depending on the customer's choice.
Runna meets Euro IV and V standards which deal with air pollution and the Pedestrian Impact safety requirement.
SRS airbags, anti-lock brakes with EBA and EBD, power steering, and power windows and side mirrors are some of the equipment available on Runna.
Founded in 1962, IKCO is currently regarded as one the biggest automakers in the Middle East.
The Iranian company won an award from Tehran's Third International Nanotechnology Festival in 2010, as the leading company in nano-related auto industry.
In its five-year future growth prospective, the company envisions reaching an annual manufacturing capacity of three million units, with exports of a million units per year.