Turkey's first domestic automobile to hit streets by 2022
The first domestic car will hit Turkish streets by 2022, Turkey's Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank said.
He noted that the line-drawing phase has been completed and presented. "Business plans have been made, and the plans continue in accordance with the schedule," Daily Sabah cited Varank as saying.
According to the minister, the 15-year plan of the project envisions production of five models and three facelift versions. Varank said the project is being carried out by the private sector, and they, as the government, are looking at how can they contribute and help.
Varank said three-dimensional drawings and engineering studies continue. He said a team of 40 engineers in the company is dealing with the research and development (R&D) dimension of the project, saying that the group is expected to reach 300 by the end of the year.