Iran’s Auto Output Up 30.9% (Nov, 2016)

The auto production figures are for the period beginning from March 20 until November 5
By the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2017), Iran’s automotive production goals will be met.By the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2017), Iran’s automotive production goals will be met.
About 99% of the auto production goals have been met

A total of 753,580 units of cars were manufactured in Iran from the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 20) until November 5 (7.5 months).

The report notes that a year-on-year comparison reveals that production has grown by 30.9% in this period.

The latest numbers come in stark contrast to the figure for the first seven months of the previous year, which amounted to 459,698 vehicles, local automotive website Asre Khodro reported.

The latest production figures were announced at the 45th meeting of The Automotive Policymaking Council, which was attended by Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh.

Amir Hossein Qanati, spokesman of the council, said that given the rise in auto output, 99% of the production goals have been met.

“By the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2017), all the goals set will be fulfilled,” he said.

The spokesman added that the country’s leading carmakers Iran Khodro Company and SAIPA issued reports on their performance.

Qanati noted that after-sales service centers, which abide by the laws for customer rights and offer satisfactory services, would receive incentives. He did not, however, elaborate on the type of incentives.

“The minister stressed in the meeting that the affairs of automotive after-sales services must be closely monitored,” he said.

“Some criteria that must improve are as follows: raising the quality of official repair shops, increasing customer satisfaction and improving accessibility to the distribution network of official spare parts.”

Qanati further said the personnel at official sales, after-sales and repair centers must be trained to improve automotive services and be more responsive to customers’ complaints.

“We will frequently release public reports via the media so that customers can keep track of the improvements in this area,” he said.

The Iranian ministry and auto companies do not release sales statistics regularly and the number of cars purchased by consumers reported by the websites is not reliable.

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