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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

  • Auto Industry Future Uncertain
    Iran’s auto industry was in a hopeless and failing platform even before Donald Trump imposed tough new economic sanctions in 2018 after getting out of Iran’s historic nuclear agreement.  As...
  • SAIPA, Sharif Univ. Commence Collaboration to Produce EVs
    Iran’s major automaker SAIPA and Sharif University of Technology have started collaboration to design and develop electric vehicles. Late last week, SAIPA’s CEO Seyyed Javad Soleimani conferred...
  • Iran Auto Output Rises 4.3%
    Iran’s automotive output increased by 4.3% during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 20-July 20) compared with the year-ago period. According to data released by Securities...
  • Tough Times Ahead for Iran Auto Parts Makers
    Iran’s auto part production sector is having a hard time procuring the raw material and key parts from foreign sources due to the restrictive US sanctions, an industry insider said. Mohsen...
  • IKCO, IUST Sign R&D Deal
    Iran’s major automaker Iran Khodro (IKCO) has signed a research and development agreement with the Iran University of Science and Technology to expand cooperation and technologically upgrade its...
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Planned Nationwide
    MAPNA plans to set up electric vehicle charging stations in all Iranian provinces by the fiscal yearend [March 2021], as an infrastructure for promoting zero emission vehicles in the country....
  • SAIPA Strengthens Ties With Academia for Tech Upgrade
    Iran’s major automaker SAIPA is strengthening cooperation with the University of Science and Technology to upgrade its products with the state-of-the-art technology.  During a Saturday visit to...
  • IKCO Launches 175 Projects for Auto Parts Localization
    In line with efforts to deepen the localization of auto parts production, 175 projects have been launched by Iran’s major carmaker Iran Khodro (IKCO), the company’s CEO said. Farshad Moqimi said...
  • Iran Auto Output Rises in Q1
    Iran’s automotive output increased by 9.4% during the first three months of the current Iranian year (March 20-June 20) compared to the year-ago period. According to data released by the...
  • $2 Billion Aid Package to Bolster Automotive Industry
    The Central Bank of Iran, along with several local banks and government, is set to roll out an aid package worth $2 billion to boost the country’s automotive industry, secretary of Iran Auto Parts...
  • Iran's Auto Output Down 14.6%
    Iran’s automotive output declined by 14.6% during the month ending May 20 compared to a year earlier. According to a report published by Iran’s Securities and Exchange Organization on Codal.ir,...
  • Iran: Automakers Might Phase Out  Pride, Peugeot 405 in June
    Automakers Iran Khodro (IKCO) and SAIPA are expected to end the production of two low-quality cars, Peugeot 405 and Pride, which have been made in Iran for decades. “IKCO’s Peugeot 405 and SAIPA’s...
  • Iran to Convert 1.5 Million Vehicles Into CNG Hybrids
    A nationwide scheme has been launched to convert 1.46 million gasoline-powered public transport and commercial vehicles to compressed natural gas hybrids. Hamid Qasemi, the head of CNG Department...
  • Auto Linkup With Tech Ecosystem
    Iran’s major automaker Iran Khodro (IKCO) is starting cooperation with the Electronics Support Fund for Research and Development to upgrade its production facilities.  Affiliated to the Ministry...
  • Iran Auto Output Down 32.5%
    Iran’s automotive output declined by 32.5% during the month ending on April 17 compared to a year earlier. According to a report published by Iran’s Securities and Exchange Organization on Codal....
  • Irans Auto Sector: Coronavirus Pandemic, Sanctions
    Iranian automakers will miss output goals they had set for the current fiscal year (started March 20), amid the coronavirus pandemic and US sanctions, a member of Tehran’s Chamber of Commerce says...
  • Iran’s 2019-2020 Auto Output Report
    In the last fiscal year that ended in March, 863,263 passenger vehicles were produced in Iran, indicating a 9.6% year-on-year decline. According to a report published by Iran’s Securities and...
  • Gov’t Pushes to Curb Auto Industry’s Import Reliance
    With the domestic development and production of 70 key auto parts since July 2019, Iran’s automotive industry has curbed capital flight amounting to €127 million, said a deputy industries minister...
  • Iran’s Auto Sector: Moment of Truth
    Truth be told, most big companies, banks, state and government organizations are prone to corruption, mismanagement, larceny, fraud and waste.  But a time comes when some no-nonsense folks start...
  • Iran Auto Output Up 4% in 10 Months
    Iran’s automotive output increased by 4% during the 10 months ending Feb. 19 compared to a year earlier. According to data published by the Persian economic daily Donya-e-Eqtesad, Iran produced...
  • Automakers Deep in Red
    Marred with mismanagement amid an economic crisis, Iran’s auto industry is saddled with a massive debt, the head of a local guild of auto parts makers said. Arash Mohebbinejad also told IRNA, “...
  • Auto Parts Makers, Tech Companies Focus on Promoting Self--Sufficiency
    Iranian auto parts manufacturer SAPCO has signed multiple agreements with domestic knowledge-based companies, as part of efforts for curbing reliance on foreign resources. Late last week, the...
  • Conversion of 1.5m Public Transport Vehicles Into CNG Hybrids Launched
    A nationwide scheme has been launched to convert 1.5 million gasoline-powered public transport vehicles to compressed natural gas hybrids. Started by the National Iranian Oil Refining and...
  • Ambitious Iran JV Envisages Electric Vehicle Production
    Major Iranian automaker SAIPA forged an agreement with MAPNA Group this week to develop and commercialize electric vehicles in the hope of reducing fossil fuel consumption and curbing air pollution...
  • SAIPA Says to Produce 3,000 Renault Cars
    Pars Khodro, a subsidiary of SAIPA car company, has restarted producing Renault cars, the company said in a statement. Last March Pars Khodro stopped producing Renault vehicles because the “new US...

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