THE 'YOUNG MAN' CONCEPT V1 WAS GENEVA'S EYE DOLL
Karsan became the first Turkish company participated to the 82nd International Geneva Motor Show. Karsan, which exhibited Concept V1 passenger and taxi models in it's stand was supported by the State Minister Zafer Çağlayan. Çağlayan praised Karsan and called Concept V1 as the "Young Man". Bursa public authorities, columnists and television media was also in Geneva to support Karsan.
V1 MADE IT'S EUROPEAN PREMIERE IN AMSTERDAM
Karsan showcased Concept V1's moving prototype in the Amsterdam Taxi Expo for the first time. Concept V1, was in focus of the visitors during two days.
THREE DIFFERENT STEVIE HONOR AWARDS TO KARSAN
Karsan, was awarded with honor in three different categories such as; "Brand Reputation Management", "Automotive Company of the Year" and "Automotive Executive of the Year" in Stevie Awards, world's most important international business award competition. Karsan was choosen from over 3000 application coming from more than 50 different countries.
LOST IN NEW YORK BUT CONQUERED THE HEARTS
One of the most powerful finalist and the favorite of New Yorkers Karsan, announced the grievous results of the tender in a meeting held in Hexagon Studio, the R & D center where Concept V1 was designed and developed. Karsan's misfortunate result in the tender also upset media.
KARSAN OPENS THE BUS FACTORY
In accordance with an agreement with the Italian BreadaMenarinibus, Karsan began bus production in January 2011, and organized an official opening ceremony of the bus lines in it's Akçalar factory. Senior management of BredaMenarinibus, the Mayor and Deputy Governor of Bursa and members of the press were invited to the ceremony which held in 17th of February.
MINISTER VISITS KARSAN FACTORY AND GIVES HIS FULL SUPPORT TO V1!
Then Minister of State for Foreign Trade Zafer Çağlayan visited Karsan's Bursa Akçalar factory to learn the details of the Concept V1 project from it's autorothies. During the press meeting, Çağlayan said that Karsan was not alone on it's branding path. Many press members attended to the meeting as well as Bursa Governor Şahabettin Harput.
V1 WAS NEW YORKERS' FAVORITE
According to the results of the research held within the scope of the tender, Karsan was named the most admired cab model by New Yorkers with 66%. The results of the study found a wide range of coverage in the national and international media.
NEW YORK NEW YORK! V1 WAS SHOWCASED!
Karsan exhibited it's Concept V1 model in New York for the first time after it lost the tender. Concept V1's inner and outer life-sized models were displayed at the event, organized in Soho Classic Car Club. Posters, brochures, V1 identification cards and promotion hats were prepared for the organization. During the two-day event local and foreign journalists were hosted and exclusive interviews were given. New York's major associations' presidents and members were hosted during the evening receptions. After local and foreign press members and guests's great interest during the introduction, Concept V1's national and international media visibility brought Karsan and Bound many important awards.
KARSAN PRODUCED 100TH PEUGEOT
Karsan organized a ceremony on November 9th in it's Bursa factory for the production of the 100th Peugeot Citroen brand light commercial vehicle, which it started to produce in 1997. Karsan and Peugeot's senior management team participated to the ceremony, as well as all the employes and the media.
A FIRST IN AUTOSHOW!, KARSAN EXHIBITHED V1 IN FAIR
Karsan was the first commercial vehicle brand that participated to İstanbul Autoshow. Throughout the fair which lasted 8 days, Karsan attracted both visitors and media's attention. Karsan also introduced V1's "infotainment" features during the fair.
V1, WHILE GETTING READY FOR THE NEW YORK TAXI TENDER, WAS FIRST SHOWN AT GOLDEN HORN BEFORE AUTOSHOW
Karsan, exhibited V1's first 1/1 real size scale prototype at the Golden Horn Congress Center, only three days before the International İstanbul Autoshow. While the center was completely covered with black shrouds, the development process of V1 was shown with images, videos and models starting from the entrance to the main hall visited like an exhibition.
OUR CHILDOOD VEHICLE J9 RENOVATED AND OUT AT THE MARKET AS J10
PRIME MINISTER INAUGURATED KARSAN'S RENAULT TRUCKS PRODUCTION LINE
Prime Minister Erdoğan, inaugurated Karsan Bursa Akçalar plant's Renault Trucks production line. State Minister Zafer Çağlayan, Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry Investment Support and Promotion Agency's Chairman and other autohorities from the agency, and automotive industry's important names participated to this magnificent ceremony held at Karsan Bursa factory. The ceremony was followed by more than 40 national and local press members.
THE CHANGE STARTED IN KARSAN!
Legal Consultancy's first customer Karsan, renewed it's management in 2008, in order to perform a multi-brand production strategy. Karsan set it's goal to be in the league of billion dollars, and become a production center which half of its production is export – oriented. The presentation of this change was held in The Four Seasons Hotel in Ortakoy with the participation of more than 30 press members.