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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

  • One-Third of Tehran Cars Fail to Receive Technical Inspection Seal
    One-third of automobiles in Tehran failed emission and safety tests during the current Iranian year’s first eight months (March 21-Nov. 21), Tehran’s Vehicle Technical Inspection Bureau announced...
  • IKCO to Boost CNG-Hybrid Output
    The National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company has signed a $20 million contract with Iran’s major auto manufacturer Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) for the production of 45,000 CNG-hybrid...
  • Iran's Car Output Up 4.8% in 8 Months
    Iran’s automotive production increased by 4.8% during the current Iranian year’s first eight months (March 21-Nov. 21) compared with the year-ago period. According to data released by Securities...
  • Tech Support for Auto Localization
    The procurement of raw materials and key components in Iran’s auto parts manufacturing sector has been beleaguered by US sanctions, but the domestic technology ecosystem stepped in to help overcome...
  • Domestic Car Quality Ticks Up
    The Iran Standards and Quality Inspection Company’s latest report shows a light improvement in the quality of domestically-manufactured and assembled automobiles during the Iranian month ending Oct...
  • 31% of Tehran Vehicles Fail Technical Inspection Tests
    One-third of automobiles in Tehran failed emission and safety tests, during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Oct. 22).  Hossein Moqaddam, CEO of Tehran Vehicle...
  • Slight Growth in Car Production
    Iran’s automotive production increased by 1.1% during the current Iranian year’s first seven months (March 21-Oct. 22) compared with the year-ago period. According to data released by Securities...
  • Auto Localization Helps Save €56m
    The Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade has launched the fifth round of its auto parts localization scheme, which is expected to reduce imports by €56 million annually. According to the...
  • ISQI Monthly Report Assesses Domestic Automobile Quality
    The Iran Standards and Quality Inspection Company has issued a report on the quality of domestically-manufactured automobiles during the Iranian month ending Sept. 22. The quality watchdog is a...
  • Auto Part Localization to Curtail Capital Flight Worth €17 Million
    Iran Khodro Company (IKCO), the country's major automaker, has launched a new auto part production line that will purportedly save €17 million in imports each year. Farshad Moqimi, the CEO of IKCO...
  • Iran H1 Car Output Falls 1.4%
    Iran’s automotive production decreased by 1.4% during the first half of the current Iranian year (March 21-Sept. 22) compared with the year-ago period. According to data released by Securities and...
  • Clunkers Beleaguer Tehran
    The number of dilapidated vehicles on Tehran's streets has reached 3.5 million and is expected to hit 8 million in four years, if no scrappage is carried out, according to the secretary of the...
  • Iranian Tech Firm to Aid Auto Upgrade
    An Iranian knowledge-based firm has signed contracts collectively worth 8 trillion rials ($29 million) to supply catalytic converters to SAPCO and Mega Motors, major auto parts producers. During...
  • New Monthly Report Evaluates Domestic Automobile Quality
    The Iran Standards and Quality Inspection Company has issued a report on the quality of domestically manufactured automobiles assessed during the Iranian month ending July 22. The quality watchdog...
  • Slight Dip in Iran Car Output
    Iran’s automotive output dipped by 0.8% during the first five months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Aug. 22) compared with the year-ago period. According to data released by Securities and...
  • 31 Percent of Vehicles in Tehran Flunk Technical Inspection Tests
    One-third of automobiles on Tehran's roads failed emission and safety tests, during the first five months of the current Iranian year (March 21-Aug. 22).  Hossein Moqaddam, CEO of Tehran Vehicle...
  • SAIPA Plans 12% Output Rise
    Iran’s major automaker SAIPA plans to increase production by 12% by March 2022 by introducing brand new models in its product lineup. Early this week, the company announced that it plans to...
  • Monthly Survey of Car Quality
    Iran Standards and Quality Inspection Company has released a report on the quality of locally-made automobiles surveyed during the Iranian month ending June 21.  The quality watchdog is a private...
  • Iranian Auto Parts Makers Beleaguered
    The procurement of raw materials and key components in Iran’s auto parts manufacturing sector has been beleaguered by US sanctions, an industry insider said. Mohsen Razmkhah added that the sector...
  • 2,500 Taxis Renovated Since March
    A total of 2,500 dilapidated urban taxis have been renovated and delivered to applicants since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21), the head of Iran Taxi Union said. According to...
  • Upswing in Iran Auto Output
    Iran’s automotive output increased by 9.75% during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 21-July 22) compared with the year-ago period. According to data released by Securities...
  • Alborz EV Charging Station Opens
    The domestic engineering and energy giant, MAPNA Group, unveiled its first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station in Fardis County, Alborz Province, on Sunday, fulfilling its promise to...
  • Iranian Car Quality Assessed
    Iran Standards and Quality Inspection Company has released a report on the quality of domestically-produced cars surveyed during the Iranian month ending May 21.  The quality watchdog is a private...
  • Iran Auto Output Drops in Q1
    Iran’s automotive output decreased by 1.14% during the first three months of the current Iranian year (March 21-June 21) compared to the year-ago period. According to data released by Securities...
  • 30% of Tehran Vehicles Fail Technical Inspections in Q1
    One-third of vehicles plying Tehran’s roads failed to meet emission standards and pass technical inspection tests, during the first quarter of the current Iranian year (March 21-June 21). Hossein...

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