Anadol is a Turkish car company established in 1969. It has produced a number of successful models of small family cars and off-road vehicles, becoming one of the most prominent automakers in the country.
Anadol pioneered the production of front-wheel drive cars in Turkey in 1971, with the A-1 model being the first to manufacture. Its successor, the A-2, went on to become one of the longest-running models in domestic production, lasting until 2002.
Anadol built the Stargazer station wagon in 1977, which has become an icon of its era and was also the first vehicle in Turkey to use a removable hardtop.
Anadol launched the A-4, a medium-sized sedan, in 1984, the first car to use a petrol-injection fuel system.
The Anadol SOVA, unveiled in 1989, was the first passenger car in the world to use a turbocharged engine.
The company became the sole manufacturer of the MTA-461 4WD off-road vehicle in 1992, which is still in production today.
Anadol manufactured a four-seater coupe called the VL-4 in 1995, powered by a four-cylinder engine designed for racetrack use.
In 1997, the company produced one of the first pick-up trucks in the country, known as the STC-16. This vehicle was marketed as a multi-purpose family car and as a recreational vehicle.
Anadol collaborated with Porsche Design in 1998 to design the FSA-8, the first sports car produced in the region.
The FAC-1 concept car was unveiled in 2003, the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle in the country.
Anadol set up a research and development center in Istanbul in 2010, intending to design and produce more efficient multi-purpose vehicles and engines.