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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

  • $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...
  • Uncertified CNG Conversion Centers Having a Field Day
    Demand for auto fuel system conversions to LPG and CNG hybrids has been growing in Iran ever since November 2019, when the government rationed and tripled the price of fuel overnight. Not...
  • SAIPA En Route to Phasing Out Pride
    The long-running debate over halting the production of Pride, a poor-quality small city car produced by Iranian automaker SAIPA, has reportedly been concluded with a clear and close deadline. ...
  • Iran Auto Output Down 25%
    Iran’s automotive output fell by 24.8% during the ninth months ending Dec. 21 compared to a year earlier. According to data published by Fars News Agency, Iran produced 572,965 vehicles of...
  • Iran: Defense Ministry Strengthening Collaborations With Automakers
    Iran's Defense Ministry has signed a deal with local car manufacturing company SAIPA to curb the auto sector's reliance on foreign parts. Iranian car companies depend on auto parts imports—...
  • Iran: Presales Sidestepping Vehicle Standard Regulations, Deadline
    Despite the Iranian government’s promise to halt the production of substandard cars in a few months, recent moves indicate local carmakers are moving in the opposite direction. There had been a...
  • Iran Auto Output Down 32%
    Iran’s automotive output fell by 32.3% during the eight months ending Nov. 21 compared to a year earlier. According to data announced by the Persian economic daily Donya-e-Eqtesad, Iran produced...
  • IKCO Launches More Localization Projects
    Carmaker Iran Khodro (IKCO) has launched nine localization projects to curb the company’s capital flight by at least €17.5 million annually. The firm’s CEO Farshad Moqimi has been quoted as saying...
  • Gasoline Price Hike Turbocharges Demand for CNG Hybrid Cars
    Demand for CNG hybrid cars and prices of such vehicles have soared since the Iranian government decided to triple gasoline prices overnight on Nov. 15, a business insider says. Alireza Pourhassani...
  • Local Carmakers Cannot Pay Their Bills
    Local carmakers Iran Khodro and SAIPA, are deep in the red owing part makers 230 trillion rials ($1.9 billion) one official with Tehran Chamber of Commerce says. Mohammad Reza Najafimanesh tells...

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