Ghazal -1 Saudi first car made raises the audience at the Geneva International Exhibition of
Department of Industrial Engineering at King Saud University, utilitarian vehicle Itaiwir Sports «Ghazal -1» which was disclosed at the Geneva show, which is one of the largest and most importantInternational car forums
The project included training 55 students in the Department of Industrial Engineering, has been developed specific objectives for the vehicle and the most important environmental compatibility with the climate and topography of the Gulf region. Of course, used the University of outside expertise to give students the best opportunities for the development of the vehicle, where it was the design in collaboration with design firm Italian «Studio Torino» StudioTorino with hired company «Magna Steyr» Canada to provide expertise and industrial engineering, especially as Ghazal -1 has been developed on the same basis as the category - G, a vehicle manufactured by Magna for the Mercedes - Benz.
And are now considering investing 400 million euros for the production of
20 000 units a year of this car over three years. The project started in April 2009 and will be completed in May.
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Dr. Said Darwish, Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering at King Saud University «committed to the students not to change the basic specifications of origin of the wheelbase and mechanical components, but they were given full freedom for innovation in the rest of the elements for achieving a new car», and the length of the vehicle 4.8 meters by 1.9 meters.