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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

  • ICHHTO, Tehran Bus Company Planning Norouz Tours
    Tehran Bus Company is in talks with Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization to start Tehran sightseeing tours during the two-week Norouz (Persian New Year) holiday season...
  • Iran 10-Month Auto Production Report
    In ten months to Jan. 20 auto production in Iran plunged by 35.4% compared to the year earlier. Data published by the Industries Ministry show that during the period 812,979 cars and commercial...
  • Iranian Carmaker Says Cannot Deliver Presold Renaults
    Pars Khodro, a subsidiary of Iranian car company SAIPA, reportedly presold 36,000 Renault cars which it now says it cannot deliver because the new US sanctions have disrupted the supply of parts....
  • Iran Central Bank, Carmakers Clash Over €844 Million Loan
    To help again rescue the dysfunctional local auto industry, the Central Bank of Iran agreed last month to lend €844 million to the two main companies, Iran Khodro and SAIPA.  Now the two sides are...
  • Tons of Imported Auto Parts Stuck in Iran Customs
    An estimated 10,000 containers of imported auto parts are stuck in Iranian customs warehouses ostensibly because local automotive companies Iran Khodro and SAIPA are unable or unwilling to get...
  • Fuel-Efficiency List: All Locally-Made Cars Get Zero
    Gasoline consumption has reached an unprecedented average of 90 million liters per day and substandard cars are definitely the major contributors to the worsening air pollution and related problems...
  • Carmakers Special Sales Trigger Car Buying Frenzy in Iran
    As car prices keep rising as never before, the two main Iranian auto companies, Iran Khodro and SAIPA, launched what they call are ‘special sales’, selling their cars like hotcakes. Offering a...
  • BIM to Lend $30m to Struggling Parts Makers
    State-owned Bank of Industry and Mine will offer 4 trillion rials ($30.7 million) in loans to 150 car parts makers working with local car company SAIPA. According to a report published on the bank...
  • Car Prices Shot Up Again in Iran
    After few weeks of relative stability in the chaotic car market, prices have shot up again reaching unprecedented highs leaving the people more perplexed than ever. The cheapest car in the local...
  • Rescuing the Dented Auto Industry, Again
    The Central Bank of Iran in a directive has required 12 local banks to grant loans to parts makers, as part of the ongoing state policy to rescue the struggling industry. In a letter carried by...
  • $333m Loan for 2 Carmakers
    The government will lend money to two local auto companies, Iran Khodro and SAIPA, to the tune of 40 trillion rials ($333 million). The bailout is for paying part of the carmakers’ mounting debt to...
  • Smart Parking Meters for Tehran
    Smart parking meters are being installed in Tehran’s District 2. Using the smart parking meters and a smartphone app backed by Tehran Municipality, motorists can pay and reserve road-side parking...
  • Chery Unveils Arizzo 6 in Tehran
    Despite the new US sanctions and economic challenges  Iran is facing, Chinese carmaker Chery, is not only sustaining ties with the country but has also launched a new model in the fledgling auto...
  • China-Iran Auto Ties Uninspiring
    When French auto companies Renault and PSA Group (Peugeot and Citroen) started leaving Iran last year, observers held the strong view that Chinese companies would rush to expand and take their...
  • SAIPA-Citroen JV Announces C3 Price Tag
    With government intervention, the final price of Citroen C3 made in Iran via collaboration between local car company SAIPA and France’s Citroen has been announced. Following rumors and...
  • After Decades of Impressive Role in Iran Renault, Peugeot Start Fading
    After the US re-sanctioned Iran in the summer of last year, which also hurt the country’s car industry, operations of French auto companies, Renault and Peugeot, have declined rapidly. During the...
  • Tehran Municipality Subsidizing e-Bikes
    As part of efforts to curb air pollution and promote electric motorcycles, Tehran Municipality is offering an incentive to e-bike buyers worth 25 million rials ($208). The price of electric...
  • Car Buyers: (Kicker) Let Competition Prevail
    Car buyers in Iran support privatization and a free market approach to the key industry and oppose generous state and government subsidies for the inefficient sector, a survey conducted by Iran...
  • Iran Car Industry in Reverse
    Local carmakers in Iran that long have earned the fury of an increasing number of people, respected environmental activists and prominent economists for their extended mismanagement and dubious...
  • Tehran Taxi Fleet Monitoring Improves
    Tehran Taxi Organization (TTO) has introduced a project that incorporates radio frequency identification (RFID) network to better monitor the work of cabbies.  RFID technology which uses...
  • CEO Revolving Door Doing Well at SAIPA
    When it comes to higher-ups and top jobs SAIPA’s revolving door keeps on turning at unusual speed. On Sunday, Mohammad Reza Soroush was removed from his post as CEO barely after four months in the...
  • Traffic Safety in University Curriculum
    As per a project introduced by the Ministry of Health and Traffic Police, ‘traffic safety’ is to be added to the academic curriculum in universities. 
  • Electric Motorcycle Made in Gilan
    An electric motorcycle has been produced locally by the Khodadadi Technical Institute in Bander Anzali in Gilan Province. 
  • Tehran Municipality’s Fight Against Clunkers
    Production of the likes of Paykan and Peugeot RD ended years ago but many of these old cars still ply the capital and spew poison in the air, says the Tehran Vehicle Technical Inspection Bureau....
  • 50% of Taxis Should Be in the Junkyard
    There are 150,000 dilapidated taxis in the country terribly contributing to the worsening air pollution. The figure comprises nearly half the total 360,000 vehicles in the taxi fleet, the head of...

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