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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

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January 14, 2019 18:40
  • Anti-Smog Fight Continues
    As part of Tehran Municipality’s unending fight against dirty air, over the past seven weeks half a million smog inducing vehicles have been fined for infringing traffic regulations. Based on data...
  • Tire Companies Want Tax Break
    Over the past several months the tire industry's profit margin has shrunk significantly thanks to the rising prices and shortages of raw materials amid hard economic times.  Given the litany of...
  • Car Buyers in Iran Get a Raw Deal
    Due to the new US sanctions and the economic headwinds, production of poor quality and outdated (but apparently affordable) vehicles like SAIPA’s Pride cannot be banned, head of Iran Standard and...
  • Iran Khodro Price Appetite Grows, Again
    Local automotive company Iran Khodro has once increased prices of several models by 30%, including the locally designed Samand, Runna, Peugeot models 405 and 206. According to new factory price...
  • Gov’t Support for Knowledge-Based Firms, Startups in Automotive Sector
    Knowledge-based companies and startups active in the automotive sector will get a boost following an agreement signed between the Vice Presidential Office for Science and Technology, and local...
  • Subway to Link 1 More South Tehran District
    Tehran Metro will be extended to Eslamshahr, a working district in the southwest, to help residents commute easier and reduce the traffic congestion. Construction will commence next week. The...
  • Tehran Auto Show Opens
    Tehran Auto Show 2019 opened its doors to journalists for a preview on Monday. The public can visit the Jan. 8-11 event being held in Shahr Aftab (Sun City) Exhibition Center in south Tehran.
  • Iran 9-Month Auto Production Report
    During the nine months to Dec. 21, 2018 Iran’s auto production plunged to 763,519 cars and commercial vehicles -- a 31% year-on-year drop. According to Ministry of Industries data, during the nine...
  • Next Tax Structure Eyes Car Owners: Iran Budget 2019-20
    In the coming fiscal that begins in March, the government expects to generate 99 trillion rials ($926 million) from taxes and duties on car production and imports along with auto-related services...
  • First Iran-Made Citroen C3s Delivered in Tehran
    The joint venture company between France’s Citroen and Iran’s SAIPA delivered the first Citroen C3s made in the central city of Kashan to customers earlier this week in Tehran. Ali Momeni, sales...
  • Car Prices Almost Double: SAIPA Joins Price Race
    After carmaker Iran Khodro jacked up prices twice over the past few weeks, its archrival SAIPA apparently did not waste precious time! The second biggest carmaker raised the price of three models...
  • Iran Khodro Prices Keep Rising
    Iran Khodro on Sunday published a new price list for five models including the popular hatchback model Peugeot 207i and the locally-designed Dena+, jacking up prices by a hefty 50% for four models...
  • SAIPA-Citroen Prepared to Offer After-Sales Services
    SAIPA-Citroen, a joint venture between Iran’s SAIPA and France’s Citroen says that it has enough spare parts to provide customers with adequate after-sales services.
  • 1.4m Auto Technical Inspections in 9 Months in Iran
    In nine months since the beginning of the current fiscal in March an estimated 1.4 million vehicles approached the technical inspection centers in Tehran. Following the Air Pollution Reduction (...
  • East Azarbaijan Public Transport Decrepit
    On average, vehicles used for public transportation in the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan are over two decades old and do not meet safety standards, head of the local Public...
  • Iran Auto Industry Output Falling
    Domestic auto production has plunged markedly with companies producing 721,363 cars and commercial vehicles during the eight months to November -- a 24.9% year-on-year decline. According to the...
  • Smart Bike-Sharing System in Tehran
    Struggling to improve the quality of life and help move Tehran towards a smart city, a local startup is providing dock-less bike-sharing services in two Tehran districts from Tuesday. The first...
  • Traffic Scheme Fails to Deliver in Tehran
    Over the past nine months, Tehran has had 41 days of unhealthy air. The omnipresent smog has compelled urban authorities to revisit the measures for curbing air pollution that has been in place for...
  • Concern Over High Road Fatalities in Iran
    Poor roads, substandard automobiles plus reckless driving are pushing up road fatalities, says a Traffic Police deputy chief. Ayoub Soleimani pointed to the rising rate of road fatalities and...
  • ½ Million Dilapidated Trucks in Iran
    An estimated half million dilapidated trucks are plying the roads spewing poison into the air, head of the Transportation Commission of Iran Chamber of Commerce says. Addressing a meeting on...
  • Car Prices Double!
    Iran Consumer and Producer Protection Organization (CPPO) and local automotive companies have reached an agreement to jack up factory prices between 50-130%. After a long fracas, the CPPO and...
  • 70% of Iran-Made Cars Not Safe to Ride: Traffic Police Chief
    Hardly 30% of the cars made in the country can be placed in the acceptable safety category, the Traffic Police chief said in a blunt criticism of local automotive companies that are almost always...
  • Iran Increasing Surveillance Cameras on Intercity Roads
    As part of a project of the Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization (RMTO), intercity roads will be equipped with 4,000 new surveillance cameras. The project, which is financed by the...
  • Iran Auto Market Turmoil: Broken Beyond Repair
    Cautioning potential car buyers against widespread malpractices in the market, the head of the local Auto Dealers Association made a long story short: The auto market is derailed. Saeed Motemani...
  • Iran Khodro Joins the More Costly List
    Iran Khodro increased factory prices of three models at the weekend including vehicles based on Peugeot 405 and Renault Logan. The company raised the price of a face-lifted version of Peugeot 405...

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