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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

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  • Stringent Measures Against Dilapidated Vehicles in Tehran
    Vehicles lacking technical inspection tests will be banned in Tehran from Oct. 23. Tehran Municipality and the Traffic Police have set up a joint task force that will monitor and fine cars, buses...
  • Startup Offers Doorstep Auto Repairs, Maintenance in Tehran, Mashhad
    A local startup is offering on-demand automotive services in Tehran and the northeastern shrine city of Mashhad. Named "Captain Kar", the company provides emergency auto repairs, maintenance...
  • Iran Auto Industry Hither and Thither
    Over the past few days, Iran’s beleaguered auto industry has gone through some serious ups and downs: the SAIPA boss was removed and two powerful state bodies clashed over who should have authority...
  • E-Bike Production Begins in Isfahan
    The first electric motorcycle production line in Iran opened in Isfahan on Monday. After a short test phase, Kavir Motor started mass production of the electric bikes on Oct. 15. Before the end of...
  • Lack of Funds Impede Alborz Subway Project
    More than a decade has passed since the subway construction plan in Alborz Province, west of Tehran was announced. But no progress has been made and municipal bodies blame the delays on lack of...
  • LMO Reports Decline in Mazandaran Road Deaths
    Roads in the northern Province of Mazandaran reported 302 deaths from car accidents during the five months to August, marking a decline compared to the same period last year.  A recent report by...
  • Cars to Cost More in Iran
    Automakers will soon receive the okay from relevant authorities to increase prices once again, a deputy minister of industries said. Bad news that translates into a simple message for the common...
  • Toyota, Line Corp. to Offer Voice-Controlled AI Navigation
    Toyota Motor and messaging app provider Line said Monday they will offer an artificial intelligence platform featuring voice commands for navigation services in Toyota cars in Japan by next summer...
  • Professional Body Shop for Repairing Volvo Cars in Tehran
    Offering quality bodywork and painting services to the owners of Volvo cars is one of the services offered by Datis Khodro’s central services center in Tehran, which is equipped with advanced and...
  • Iranian MP Says Auto Import Ban Temporary
    A member of the Majlis Industries Commission says that the recently-imposed ban on car imports is not permanent and will end in the coming months.  Saeed Bastani said the introduction of the ban...
  • Iranian Carmakers Saddled With $1.4 Billion Debt
    Major carmakers Iran Khodro and SAIPA have seen their debt tally with parts makers, banks and financiers build up in the past few months amassing a debt of 200 trillion rials ($1.37 billion), said...
  • Tehran Gears Up for New Foray Against Polluting Cars
    With the winter fast approaching and air pollution levels peaking in Tehran, the low emission zone (LEZ) scheme introduced by the municipality is on the cusp of becoming a tad stricter in the hope...
  • Iran Online Cabs Regulation: Who Is the Boss
    Tehran Municipality should be in charge of regulating the affairs of ride-hailing companies, the mayor says, but the head of Iran e-Commerce Union hold the view that as per law his organization has...
  • Kerman Khodro to Restart Lifan 820 Production
    Domestic carmaker Kerman Khodro will resume production of the Chinese sedan Lifan 820 in Bam, Kerman Province. The renewed presence of the Chinese car could open a new chapter in collaboration...
  • Smart Solutions to Tehran’s Traffic Problems
    In the sprawling capital that is home to millions and never stops expanding, regulating the traffic congestion demands modern technology. As part of efforts to move Tehran a step closer to a decent...
  • Datis Khodro's A-Class Painting Booth for Repairing Volvo Cars in Tehran
    Sponsered - The central workshop of Datis Khodro in Tehran is equipped with an isolated color booth which is highly capable of reducing contaminants during the coating process. The body and...
  • Diar Khodro Is Back With Senova X25
    After a long production lull, private carmaker Diar Khodro has reopened its factories making Senova X25 in collaboration with Chinese automotive company BAIC. Based in Golpayegan in central...
  • Pause Button Hits Wobbly Iran's Car Market
    With the foreign exchange market undergoing seismic shifts over the past several days, new car sales are in disarray and the auto market in a state of hiatus. Following the rial’s unexpected rally...
  • Parents Can Closely Monitor School Transport Service
    Working parents who mostly rely on private transport services for getting their children to and from school are now able to monitor the vehicles via a newly launched online system. Referring to...
  • New Scrappage Scheme in the Making in Iran
    Having realized that closing schools on unhealthy days and restricting daily trips to the near permanently clogged streets in central Tehran to taxis and a few other exemptions cannot reduce the...
  • Iran Auto Parts Makers and Unending Predicament
    The past several months have been something very close to a nightmare for auto parts makers and understandably so. Layers of red tape, economic headwinds from all four directions plus disturbing...
  • Smarter Ways to Enhance Tehran Traffic Surveillance
    As part of measures introduced by the Tehran Municipality to augment traffic surveillance, roads will be monitored by advanced cameras to detect traffic violations. According to Mohsen Pour Seyed...
  • Booster Seats Will Become Mandatory in Iran
    In light of disturbing reports on the rising number of children killed in road crashes, the Traffic Police is considering making use of booster seats for children mandatory.  Traffic Police Chief...
  • Iran Police Install More Traffic Cameras
    As part of an initiative launched in 2016 to increase traffic surveillance, more than 1,300 new traffic cameras have been installed on major inter-city roadways. According to Traffic Police Chief...
  • Iran Auto Market: Carmakers and Prices on Slippery Slope
    With the rial reportedly continuing its rally on Wednesday after weeks of steep decline, auto market insiders are reporting that car prices also are on a downward trajectory. Head of Iran Auto...

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