Iran's biggest motor manufacturer is to take the country's gender sensitivity to new levels by producing a car specially for women. Iran Khodro, the state-backed manufacturer, said it would put the first models on sale next June to coincide with Iranian women's day. However, the women's car will initially be aimed solely at the Iranian domestic market. "Women's necessities are different from men's," Najafi said. "For example, a woman goes shopping, takes children to school - so this car is going to have some visual distinctions that will separate it from other cars. However, the women's car will initially be aimed solely at the Iranian domestic market. Alarms may also be installed to warn of flat tyres. Last year they backed a proposal for a female bicycle designed to conceal the rider's legs and upper body. What's important for women is that the car should be comfortable and handle well. Women are discouraged from cycling, mainly to preserve notions of female modesty, and are banned from riding motorcycles, except as passengers.