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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 Car Manufacturing Waste Decreases by 60 Percent in Q1
    Manufacturing waste generated by Iran Khodro Company’s (IKCO) car production lines, including body production, paint and assembly halls, has reduced by 60% in the first quarter of the current...
  • Russia’s Golden Opportunity for Iranian Parts Manufacturers 
    Current conditions in Russia have prepared the ground for the presence of Iranian auto parts makers in that country.  Its upcoming Automobility exhibition offers a golden opportunity for Iranian...
  • IKCO Production Grows by 53%
    With the production of 174,695 cars from the beginning of the current fiscal year (March 21) to July 11, the CEO of Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) announced a 53% increase in the production of complete...
  • Zamyad Breaks 10-Year Record
    Zamyad Company was able to produce more than 10,000 cars in the first 100 days of the current fiscal year (started March 21), setting a record in the past 10 years. The company was able to sell 10...
  • Drought Inflicts Heavy Losses on Lorestan’s Agriculture Sector
    Drought and low precipitation levels have caused losses amounting to 114.89 trillion rials ($368 million) in Lorestan Province’s agriculture sector so faro Organization said on Wednesday.  
  • ID, Tracking Code Deadline for Automotive Parts Manufacturers 
    Domestic car parts manufacturers have a week to receive an ID and tracking code, otherwise their products will be considered contraband or counterfeit, and confiscated. The Association of Brake...
  • Automakers’ Options for Foreign Partnership Curbed by Sanctions
    Domestic automakers do not have many foreign partners to choose from due to sanctions and experts believe cooperation with available options will not help the industry significantly. According to...
  • IKCO’s Daily Production Surpasses 3,000 Vehicles
    The daily production of Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) exceeded 3,000 vehicles in the third month of the current fiscal year (May 22-June 21). IKCO’s monthly production stood at 60,783 units during...
  • Import of Cheaper Cars Will Hurt Domestic Automotive Industries
    If the prices of imported cars are lower than those of Iranian cars, the domestic car and component industries will face problems, according to a member of the board of directors of the Association...
  • High Car Imports to Impact Domestic Spare Parts Market
    A spokesman for the Tehran Auto and Machinery Parts Dealers Association explained the impact of car imports on the spare parts market.  “New cars do not need a part replacement when they hit the...
  • 54% Growth in IKCO Production
    Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) has announced a 54% growth in production from the beginning of the current fiscal year (March 21) until June 16. In terms of the production of cars deficient in parts,...
  • Auto Spare Parts Top Contraband
    Automotive spare parts topped the list of smuggled goods in the fiscal 2021-22 (ended March 20), according to Spokesman of Headquarters to Combat Smuggling of Goods and Foreign Exchange Hamid Reza...
  • Impact of Car Imports on Market Regulation Examined
    Automotive experts believe car imports will not have a noticeable impact on Iran’s car industry, as the price of foreign cars will be much higher than that of domestic ones.  They believe that the...
  • SAIPA-IKCO Output Jumps 236%
    The production of light vehicles by Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) and SAIPA Automotive Group has increased by 236% from the beginning of the current fiscal year (March 21), until June 8, compared with...
  • First Three-Cylinder Engine to Begin Mass Production This Year
    Iran Khodro Powertrain Company (IPCO) has completed the design of the first three-cylinder engine that will begin mass production by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2023).  "The EF7...
  • SAIPA Sets Production Records
    The daily and weekly domestic production records were broken by SAIPA Automotive Group in the third fiscal month (started May 22), according to the latest statistics reported by the company. With...
  • Car Component Makers Worse Off
    The condition of car component makers is worse than it was last year, a member of the Association of Homogeneous Propulsion Industries and Component Manufacturers said.  “Their financial situation...
  • 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...

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