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Read the latest news about Iran’s automotive industry, market trends, output figures, & import data, along with updates about Iran Khodro, Saipa and Pars Khodro

  • Over 53,000 Public Transportation Vehicles Converted to CNG Hybrids
    A total of 53,672 gasoline-powered public transportation and commercial vehicles have been converted into compressed natural gas hybrids over the past few months. The initiative is part of a...
  • Auto Parts Localization Checks Capital Flight by $210 Million
    Major Iranian automaker Iran Khodro (IKCO) has slashed capital flight by $210 million through localization of vehicle parts in the last two Iranian years (March 2019-21). Farshad Moqimi, CEO of...
  • 36% of Tehran Vehicles Fail Emission, Technical Checks
    Over one-third of vehicles used in Tehran failed to meet emission standards and pass technical inspection tests. Hossein Moqaddam, the CEO of Tehran Vehicle Technical Inspection Bureau, said that...
  • Iran Auto Output Rises by 4.3% in Fiscal 2020-21 YOY
    In the last fiscal year that ended March 20, a total of 900,714 passenger vehicles were produced in Iran, indicating a 4.33% rise year-on-year. According to data published on the website of Iran...
  • Iran-Made Car Quality Improves
    Iran Standards and Quality Inspection Company has released its latest report on ranking locally-made cars, which indicate a slight improvement in vehicle quality. ISQI’s website has released its...
  • Carmakers, Armed Forces Expand Tech Ties to Overcome Sanctions
    Iran’s armed forces are expected to play an increasing role in auto industry by helping curb the impact of US sanctions on the key sector. After the US reimposed sanctions against Iran, foreign...
  • Auto Sector Taps Into Academic Potentials to Boost Production
    Major automaker Iran Khodro (IKCO) has signed a research and development agreement with Islamic Azad University of Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi Province, to use academic potentials for boosting the key...
  • Auto Output Surges by 17%
    Iran’s automotive production increased by 17.16% during the 11 months to Feb. 18, compared with the same period of last year. According to data released by Securities and Exchange Organization on...
  • Auto Sector Facing Tough Times
    Iranian automotive companies are in the red, owing parts makers 430 trillion rials ($1.72 billion), a member of Iran Auto Parts Makers Association said. Reza Rezaei added that parts manufacturers...
  • 1st Top Ranking for Local Sedan
    Iran’s quality watchdog has given five out of five stars for the first time to a sedan made by a leading domestic automaker Iran Khodro. Iran Standards and Quality Inspection Company’s website has...
  • CBI Throwing Auto Industry Lifeline Worth $612 Million
    The Central Bank of Iran has allocated 150 trillion rials ($612.24 million) in aid packages and loans to the auto sector to help bolster productivity and localization efforts, the CBI chief said....
  • Automotive Parts Localization Technology Center Launched
    Iran has launched a tech center specialized in auto parts production to speed up localization efforts in the automotive industry and thwart the limiting effects of US sanction. Vice Presidential...
  • Auto Output Rises Marginally
    Iran’s automotive production increased by 0.9% during the 10 months to Jan. 19, compared with the same period of last year. According to data released by Securities and Exchange Organization on...
  • Tehran to Invest $19.5m on Upgrading Public Bus Fleet
    Tehran Municipality plans to spend 5 trillion rials ($19.53 million) on new buses to bolster the aging public transportation fleet in the capital. Mahmoud Tarfa, the head of Tehran Bus Company,...
  • Slight Increase in Auto Output
    Iran’s automotive production increased by 7.3% during the nine months to Dec. 20, 2020, compared with the year-ago period. According to data released by Securities and Exchange Organization on...
  • Quality Inspection Firm Releases Monthly Report on Iran-Made Cars
    Iran Standards and Quality Inspection Company has released a report on the quality of domestically-produced cars surveyed during the Iranian month ending Nov. 20.  ISQI is a private firm working...
  • IKCO Restarts Bus Production
    Major automaker Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) has restarted bus production lines after a long-drawn lull to meet Tehran’s demand for new public transport vehicles. Mohammad Zali, the CEO of Iran...
  • Auto Parts Localization Curbs Capital Flight by Over $130m
    Major Iranian automaker Iran Khodro (IKCO) has slashed capital flight by $138 million through the localization of vehicle parts in the first eight months of the current Iranian year (March 20–Nov....
  • Iranian Carmakers’ Double-Pronged Strategy for Boosting Production
    Iranian carmakers have implemented a double-pronged strategy to curb their reliance on foreign suppliers: expanding ties with local tech firms and academia, as well as collaborating with armed...
  • Local Tech Firms Fill Automotive Void Created by Foreign Partners
    Following the reimposition of US sanctions in 2018, almost all foreign automotive partners pulled out of Iran. However, local technology companies gradually stepped in to fill the void. Most...
  • Iran's Auto Output Increases by 16%
    Iran’s automotive output increased by 16.3% during the eight months to Nov. 20 compared with the year-ago period. According to data released by Securities and Exchange Organization on Codal.ir,...
  • Iran-Made Cars Ranked by Quality Inspection Firm
    Iran Standards and Quality Inspection Company has released data on the quality of locally-made cars during the Iranian month ending Oct. 21. ISQI is a private firm working on contract with...
  • SAIPA Propels Localization With Help From IRGC, Army
    Iran’s major automaker SAIPA is implementing 81 projects to localize high-tech auto parts, hoping to curb the sector’s dependency on foreign suppliers.  The projects have been established in...
  • Auto Output Surges by 13%
    Iran’s automotive output increased by 13% during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 20-Oct. 21) compared with the year-ago period. According to data released by Securities...
  • 40,000 CNG Cabs for 4 Cities
    Major local carmaker Iran Khodro (IKCO), in collaboration with Iran Taxi Union, is replacing 40,000 dilapidated taxis with CNG-hybrid vehicles with Euro 4 and Euro 5 standards. A joint initiative...

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