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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

  • Sixth Mobile Vehicle Inspection Unit for Tehran
    A new mobile vehicle inspection unit has been launched in west Tehran, increasing the number of mobile inspection centers to six, Tehran Vehicle Technical Inspection Bureau announced. Navab...
  • Iran Bans Auto Presales
    Iranian carmakers have been barred from holding presales until they meet their overdue commitments and deliver orders placed earlier by customers, a deputy industries minister says. Abbas Tabesh,...
  • Proposal for Importing Secondhand Buses Scrapped
    The import of secondhand buses, which was proposed to renovate the aging transportation fleet in the capital, has been rejected by the government, a member of Tehran City Council’s Transportation...
  • Lawmakers Pushing for Higher Car Prices, Loan Packages
    The strong lobby of Iranian car companies in the parliament is pushing for a new vehicle price hike, with a lawmaker claiming car production costs surpass revenues and another MP calling on the...
  • Vintage Cars Displayed at Milad Tower
    Owners of BMW and Volkswagen vehicles got together in an exhibition held on Friday at Tehran's iconic Milad Tower.  
  • Iran Parliament Passes New Law for Regulating Automotive Sector
    The Iranian Parliament on Sunday passed a law on regulating the country’s automotive sector months after a turmoil spiked car prices to unprecedented heights. In a talk with Majlis news outlet...
  • New Minibuses for Capital’s Transportation Fleet
    In an effort to expand the aging public transportation system in the capital, Tehran Bus Company plans to add 117 new minibuses to the fleet in six months.  
  • Iranian Carmakers’ Woes Deepen
    Major Iranian car companies are grappling with two main problems: lack of auto parts that have caused a sharp decline in production and a failure to clear the piling backlog of car orders they have...
  • Road Unworthy Commercial Vehicles Fined in Tehran
    Tehran’s Traffic Police have fined over 170 smog-inducing commercial vehicles since the beginning of the current Iranian year (March 21) for violating the rules defined by the Air Pollution Control...
  • Deal to Replace 10,000 Old Taxis
    Iran's major carmaker Iran Khodro (IKCO) and Iran Taxi Union have signed a deal to renovate the capital's aging public transportation fleet, in the latest push to combat air pollution in the city...
  • $844m Needed for Rescuing Iran’s Cash-Burning Carmakers
    An aid package worth $844 million is needed for saving Iran’s two chronically struggling carmakers. Deputy Industries Minister Farshad Moqimi told ICANA that over 150,000 cars are in the...
  • Commercial Vehicles to Get Tires Online
    As a pilot plan introduced by the Industries Ministry, tires for heavy-duty vehicles will be sold at factory prices to truckers in Qazvin Province via an online platform as of May 22. As per the...
  • 700,000 Jobs Threatened in Iran Auto Industry
    If the Iranian government does not offer the local auto industries an aid package to the tune of 70 trillion rials ($466 million) soon, over 700,000 workers employed in the key sector will join the...
  • Iran's GIO Launches Auto Market Investigation
    Following weeks of upheaval in Iran’s auto market when prices hiked hourly, the judiciary-affiliated General Inspection Organization of Iran has started an investigation into the sector.  
  • Iran Auto Production Declines in 1st Fiscal Month of 2019-20
    The latest data of Iranian automotive companies show their output plummeted to new lows in the first month of the current Iranian year (started March 21). Industries Ministry’s data show that Iran...
  • Subsidized Tires for Cabbies
    Tehran Taxi Organization is providing tires to taxi drivers at subsidized rates, TTO’s head of public relations said. “Tires are offered to cabbies at the factory price of 3 million rials [$19.5...
  • New Mechanism to Control Online Car Price Listing in Iran
    Following a sharp surge in car prices, local authorities are pushing online sales platforms to remove adverts carrying price tags. Now the judiciary says a new mechanism has been devised for...
  • SAIPA, University of Tehran Sign R&D Agreement
    Iranian car manufacturer SAIPA has signed a research and development agreement with the University of Tehran to use academic potentials for boosting the key sector.  
  • Iranian Carmaker to Help Renovate Taxis
    Iran's major carmaker Iran Khodro (IKCO) is planning to renovate 10,000 cabs in Tehran’s transportation fleet during the current Iranian year (started March 21). According to the IKCO's Sales...
  • CNG-Hybrid Output Declines in Iran Despite Increasing Demand
    With rumors circulating on social media that sooner or later the Iranian government will be forced to increase fuel prices and start rationing gasoline, demand for CNG-hybrid vehicles has soared...
  • Car Prices in Iran: Chaotic Auto Market and Finger-Pointing
    With car prices hiking north of 30% over the past three weeks in Iran, local media and officialdom have rushed in to lay the blame at the feet of auto dealers and online marketplaces. Since...
  • Iran: Car Prices Soaring Again
    Car prices have been soaring on an hourly basis in Iran over the past few days.  Vexed by the raging prices, Iranian parliamentarians have censured local car companies and government officials....
  • 3-Day Classic Car Rally in Tehran
    A three-day rally of classic cars will be held in Tehran from Wednesday to Friday.  
  • IKCO, Azad University Sign R&D Agreement
    Iran Khodro Powertrain Company, affiliated to the country’s major automaker Iran Khodro (IKCO), has signed a research and development agreement with Islamic Azad University to use academic...
  • Iran Annual Auto Output Report: 2018-19
    In the last fiscal year (ended March 20, 2019), a total of 955,923 cars and commercial vehicles were produced in Iran, indicating a 37.8% year-on-year decline. Data released by the Industries...

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