TEHRAN, May 3, YJC - Iran’s largest state-run car-maker (IKCO) officially started the mass-production of Peugeot 2008 and Dena+ in its central site in Tehran in a ceremony attended by President, Hassan Rouhani.
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IKCO CEO, Hashem Yekehzareh and Iran’s Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Mohammad-Reza Nematzadeh were also present at the event.
Dena+ is a new version of the sedan, Dena, improved in IKCO R&D center considering its appearance and equipment.
As the first domestically produced car equipped with four airbags, Dena+ offers desirable safety standards.
Designed by Iran Khodro engineers, the company equipped its production line with new equipment and machineries in cooperation with international companies.
The facelift also enjoys a rearview camera, multimedia system and a sunroof, while the doors come with a new design.
Peugeot 2008 –the mass-production of which also started- is the first product of the joint venture between the two companies of Peugeot and IKCO named -IKAP.
The new round of cooperation between the two carmakers initiated with the two CEOs signing a contract in the presence of the Iranian and French Presidents.
Direct investment of the French partner, technology transfer and exporting 30% of the JV's products are regarded as the main outcomes of this contract.
Peugeot 2008 features a 1.6L V4 naturally aspirated engine, producing 163 Hp with max torque of 243 Nm @ 4000 rpm. The 2008's 6-speed automatic gearbox transfers the engine power to the front wheels.