• May 25, 2006

Pushing aside mounting political pressures, Renault has announced that it will go ahead with plans to build its Logan sedan in Iran as part of a joint venture.

Signed yesterday, the deal had been in doubt for some time-and not because of the nation's controversial nuclear initiative. As Autoblog reported last month, the future of the French connection was questionable after government officials balked over vehicle export percentages, shutting down production of the bare-bones vehicle.

Renault's original plans called for 250,000 Logans to be produced in Iran beginning in 2008, but that target may be under review.

[Sources: The Peninsula; Renault]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      I believe Iran is from a technological point of view eligible enough to handle the job. Otherwise; it was not the subject of such distinctive offers. I believe if Iran was that unsafe the executives of Companies would not find it a secure area to lean on.
      • 8 Years Ago
      When I think Logan, I think "Logans Run".

      What happens if you try to drive this car and your over 30?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I am not familiar with this "Ishmael" person, but I got the feeling from his comment that he was being sarcastic.
      Paul
      • 8 Years Ago
      #1, you are very anti-semitic
      • 8 Years Ago
      Ishmael ...GO FUCK YOURSELF! I will stuff pork up your ass so that you will become a pig in the after life. Secondly, you are a wasted sperm and should have instead wound up on your gay father's cleanex after he jerked off to Mohammad Atta.
      The Jews gave you a relgion.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Insert favourite suicide bomber / shaheed joke here.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Now Bill I had not thought of that. Screw ethanol, screw hydrogen, screw renewable.

      I'll need a fill with U235 please. (yeah, where I live, I'm not allowed to pump my own gas, apparently people are so very challenged around here)

      Otherwise, I'm not opposed to Plutonium power either. Whatever works.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #4 - It's not nukular powered, 'cause Doc Brown stole all the Iranians' plutonium.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Is it nuclear powered?
      • 8 Years Ago
      What's so "controversial " about the leader of a country, that is the leader of international terrorism for 30 odd years, saying they want to destroy the entire nation of Israel and "wipe them off the map"?

      Their just Jews.

      Who cares anyways they probably deserve it since they are the root cause of all that is wrong in the entire universe from the beginning and for all time

      You are just silly racist American cowboys - you dont understand the complexity of these things