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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

  • 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...
  • Gov’t Support, Tech Companies Help IKCO Increase Auto Output
    The state-backed automotive tech localization efforts and the strong role of knowledge-based and technology firms in the past several months have boosted the production rate of Iran Khodro (IKCO...
  • Army Air Force Initiative to Extend Tech Support to SAIPA
    Iran Army Air Force has launched an initiative to strengthen relations with the major automaker SAIPA for sharing technologies, bolstering domestic auto production and reducing foreign dependency...
  • Iran H1 Auto Output Rises 10%
    Iran’s automotive output increased by more than 10% during the first half of the current Iranian year (March 20-Sept. 21) compared with the year-ago period. According to data released by...
  • Auto Parts Localization Prevents Capital Flight Worth Over €130m
    Major Iranian carmaker Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) has curbed capital flight to the tune of €137 million through the localization of 54 auto parts in the first six months of the current Iranian year...
  • Auto Output Up 21% in 5 Months
    Iran’s automotive output increased by 21% during the first five months of the current Iranian year (March 20-Aug. 21) compared to the year-ago period. According to data released by the Industries...
  • Iran Oil Company Invests in Upgrading Public Transport
    Over 20,700 gasoline-powered public transport and commercial vehicles have so far been converted into compressed natural gas hybrids, as per the nationwide scheme initiated by the National Iranian...
  • SAIPA Starts Collaboration to Utilize Army’s Air Force Tech
    Major Iranian automaker SAIPA has signed an agreement with the Iranian Army’s Air Force, based on which the latter’s technologies will be shared with the carmaker. During a Sunday visit to SAIPA’s...
  • New Initiative to Replace Old Taxis With CNG-Hybrids
    Automaker Iran Khodro (IKCO) and Iran Taxi Union are jointly pushing an initiative to replace 50,000 dilapidated taxis with CNG-hybrids by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2021).  The...
  • MAPNA, IKCO Form Alliance to Produce Electric Vehicles
    The global electric vehicle race has reached Iran, as the domestic engineering and energy giant, MAPNA Group, and major automaker Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) are gearing up to jointly produce EVs....
  • Iran Auto Output Up 21%
    Iran’s automotive output increased by 21% during the first five months of the current Iranian year (March 20-August 21) compared to the year-ago period. According to data released by the Ministry...
  • Gov’t to Invest Over $170m in Auto Localization R&D Project
    Iran’s Industries Ministry plans to invest 40 trillion rials ($173.9 million) in a research and development project aimed at localizing key auto parts, a deputy industries minister said. Mehdi...
  • Auto Parts Localization Could Save $2 Billion
    Iranian auto industries can reduce capital flight by $2 billion, if the government were to support their localization efforts, secretary of Iranian Auto Parts Manufacturers Association says. Arash...
  • 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...

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