Iran's largest carmaker, the Iran-Khodro Company (IKCO), announced that it will produce ten thousand Sorens outfitted with EF7 turbocharged engine next year, adding that figure will double in five years.
Javad Najmeddin, IKCO's Chief Executive Officer (CEO), announced that the company has so far produced 11 Sorens with turbocharged engines.
"As soon as EF7 mass-production starts next year, Soren and Dena would enjoy this turbocharged engine," he stated.
The CEO added that this 1700cc engine would be able to produce 155 horsepower and 215 Nm torque. It meets Euro IV standard requirements.
In order to match the car with the engine's high power and torque, the gearbox, engine mountings, air inlet and exhaust system have been optimized.
There has been some changes and modifications to the rods and pistons, spark plugs, smoke valves, cylinder head gasket, cylinder block and exhaust manifold too.
Turbo charged Soren can reach a maximum speed of 210 km/h and it takes it to reach from zero to 100 km/h in about nine seconds.
The CEO finally stated that all the systems of turbocharged Soren will be well-tried in a 20 to 160 thousand kilometer test drive under different climates and road conditions.