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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

IKCO’s Incomplete Cars Down 80%
IKCO’s Incomplete Cars Down 80%
August 10, 2022 18:54
  • Privatization of Two Iranian Automakers in the Final Stage
    Minister of Industries, Mining and Trade Reza Fatemi-Amin said the privatization of SAIPA and Iran Khodro (IKCO) are in the final stage.  "The determination of the market value of SAIPA and IKCO...
  • IKCO Designing Hybrid Vehicles
    Iran Khodro is designing a hybrid electric vehicle called “Eco Cross” that will initially use gasoline and later electric power. "K125 is the first hybrid gasoline-based and electric vehicle,...
  • Iranian Carmakers Obliged to Observe 15 ISIRI Quality Directives
    To improve the quality and safety features of domestic cars, the Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran has obliged domestic automakers to follow 15 directives, according to Mehdi...
  • IKCO, SAIPA Set Up Alliance for Improving Car Standards, Quality
    Iran’s two major automakers have formed an alliance to improve the safety standards and quality of their products. “SAIPA Automotive Group’s Shahin car will soon be equipped with the engine...
  • Gov’t to Extend Lower Tariffs for More Economical Car Import
    After announcing the decision to lift the car import ban, the government is encouraging the import of more economical vehicles. "Under the new regulations, in addition to the top two deciles, car...
  • Iran's Global Auto Ranking Sinks
    The global ranking of Iranian automakers has fallen noticeably and experts blame numerous factors for this issue. “Economy cars produced by domestic producers do not have an acceptable quality, so...
  • Automakers Ordered to Submit Quality Enhancement Roadmap
    Lawmakers have ordered Iran’s two major auto producers to submit roadmaps for enhancing the quality of their vehicles. According to the Majlis news outlet, SAIPA Group and Iran Khodro have been...
  • SAIPA Ahead of Production Plan
    SAIPA Automotive Group, in addition to completing the deficient cars, has produced 20,845 vehicles in the first fiscal month (March 21-April 20), according to SAIPA Automotive Group's deputy for...
  • Prerequisites for Increasing Car Production Outlined
    Car production capacity could be increased by 50%, provided prerequisites created by growth in inflation should be put in place in the current fiscal year (started March 21), secretary of the...
  • SAIPA Started Abolition of Car Lotteries With Shahin
    SAIPA Automotive Group has started the sale of Shahin from April 19, without holding a car lottery, in response to high public demand. Accordingly, the delivery time of this car is a maximum of 90...
  • Plans to Meet Car Demand Outlined
    The Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade plans to meet car demand by placing imports and higher production on its agenda, the head of the ministry’s Automotive Industry Office said. “In the...
  • High Import Tariff Behind Rise in Production Cost, Price of Tires
    One of the reasons behind the high tire production cost is the high tariff levied on imported raw materials, which also impacts tire price, a spokesman for the Iranian Tire Industry Association. “...
  • Counterfeit, Substandard Filters Hold 45% of Domestic Market Share
    Counterfeit and substandard smuggled car components, which continue to blight the domestic market, have serious ramifications for the safety of users and the country’s economy.  One of the most...
  • Spare Parts Quality Assessed
    Smuggled fake spare parts and substandard domestic parts have a negative impact on the Iranian market and the only way to weed them out is by purchasing standardized and original parts from...
  • SAIPA Leads in Car Paint Quality
    SAIPA Automotive Group has always been a leader in the automotive paint sector, as it uses advanced robots, paints and solvents in accordance with the latest technology. SAIPA uses paint layers...
  • Van Production Soars by 354%
    The production of commercial and heavy vehicles increased while other segments registered a decline in the fiscal 2021-22 (ended March 20), such that vans registered the highest growth and buses...
  • 20,000 IKCO Vehicles Handed Over in New Year Holidays
    Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) delivered 100,000 vehicles in the last two months of the fiscal 2021-22 (Jan. 21-March 20), the company’s vice president for marketing and sales said.  Babak Rahmani...
  • 25% of SAIPA’s Output Last Year Produced in Two Months
    SAIPA Industrial Group produced 397,000 cars last year, of which a quarter were manufactured in the last two months of the fiscal 2021-22 (Jan. 21-March 20), according to the group’s CEO.  "In the...
  • Automotive Challenges Decoded
    Solving the challenges of the automotive industry depends on the correct understanding of the prevailing situation, according to a member of the Majlis Industries and Mines Commission. “Currently...
  • Car Lottery Expected to End
    With the rise in vehicle production in the current fiscal year (started March 21), the termination of car lotteries is possible, according to the CEO of Iran Khodro Company (IKCO). Mehdi Khatib...
  • Scrappage of Old Cars Increases
    The number of vehicles scrapped in the fiscal 2021-22 has exceeded 30,000 vehicles and according to an official, the number of cars scrapped in the second half of the current fiscal year (ending...
  • Iran’s 1st Electric Bus Unveiled
    Iran Khodro Diesel’s electric bus named E-Atros was unveiled on March 13. Operating on batteries and without the use of Overhead Catenary System, this fully electric vehicle is based on the...
  • Automotive Import Beneficial
    An official believes that car import is the only solution for streamlining the current unfavorable condition in the automotive market, as he warned about the consequences of prolonging the import...
  • Vehicle Import Tariffs Unchanged
    Vehicle import tariffs will remain unchanged in the next fiscal year (starting March 21), a deputy minister of industries, mining and trade said. “The tariff of vehicles that are to be imported in...
  • Reducing Auto Service Costs
    Problems related to high prices of low quality car components can only be fixed by increasing the quality of parts used in domestic cars, or by after-sales service networks, automotive experts say...

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