General Motors might have one more thing to worry about in the future: Islamic cars, produced with the motoring Muslim in mind.
More about the "Islamic car", from YahooNews:
Malaysian automaker Proton plans to team up with companies in Iran and Turkey to produce "Islamic cars" for the global market, a news report said Sunday.The report details that Proton isn't doing too well financially these days. The company reported a loss of $169 million in the 2007 financial year. In the three months ending June 30, it posted its fifth quarterly loss of $13 million.
Proposed by Iran, the collaboration would include installing features in automobiles such as a compass to determine the direction of Mecca for prayers, and compartments for storing the Quran and headscarves, Proton's Managing Director Syed Zainal Abidin told national news agency Bernama.
What they (Iran) want to do is to call that an Islamic car," he was quoted as saying while on a visit in Iran. "The car will have all the Islamic features and should be meant for export purposes. We will identify a car that we can develop to be produced in Malaysia, Iran or Turkey.
It's no wonder; when their cutting-edge idea is the Islamic car.
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