Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Islamic car :: Markets in everything

Gulf News
Iran, Turkey and Malaysia are planning to build an "Islamic car" that will have a compass to find the direction of Makkah, Malaysia's state news agency reported.

The proposed car will also have a compartment for the Quran and prayer scarves, the Bernama agency quoted an official of Malaysian automaker Proton as saying.
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Syed Zainal [of Proton] said the vehicle was an Iranian initiative. "What they (Iran) want to do is to call that an Islamic car," he said.
I doubt the car will sell well in the UAE. The Phantom Drophead is more our speed.

It's another one for Marginal Revolution's "markets in everything" category. The marginal on that subject there is on cheat offsets.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder if Airbus just ordered by the Saudi Prince will have a compass pointing back to home.

4:50 PM  
Blogger Acad Ronin said...

Reminds me of the Islamic apartments and dwellings. Those do sell.

It also strikes me that a clever marketing department for Royce, or other luxury mark should get their firm to produce an Islamic version of their car, with the same features as this proposed car. It shouldn't be hard to do, especially on a top-end vehicle.

6:11 PM  

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