Economy, Auto

2,000 Mercedes Cars on Way to Iran

2,000 Mercedes Cars on Way to Iran   2,000 Mercedes Cars on Way to Iran

Mercedes Benz will be exporting 2,000 vehicles in the new Iranian year (started March 20).

Setareh Iran, the official distributor of Mercedes Benz in Iran, has announced that in the new round of cooperation with the German auto manufacturer, it plans to induct cheaper models into the Iranian taxi fleet, Eghtesad News reported.

Not long ago, Tehran's taxi fleet welcomed a number of hybrid Toyota Camry's, the first of their kind in the heavily-polluted capital that longs for more environmentally-friendly vehicles.

In the past, Mercedes Benz hearses were used in Iran, some of which continue to be utilized to this day.

Mercedes Benz is the fifth foreign automaker to have sealed a deal with Iran's largest auto manufacturer, Iran Khodro Company. The domestic company plans to resume production of certain models and will reportedly be obtaining auto parts required from local parts manufacturers.

Also, to renew the fleet of commercial vehicles in Iran, the company will start a new round of cooperation with Iran Khodro Diesel Company to assemble and produce new trucks and buses.