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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

  • 1.7m Auto Technical Inspections in Tehran
    During the last fiscal (ended in March), over 1.7 million vehicles approached the technical inspection centers in Tehran, the Tehran Vehicle Technical Inspection Bureau said.  The figure is almost...
  • Iranian Parts Makers Lose $791 Million
    Iranian auto parts makers racked up losses of more than $791 million during the fiscal that ended in March, secretary of Iran Auto Parts Makers Association said. “Local parts makers accumulated...
  • Iran Auto Output Suffers Sharpest Decline in 18 Years
    Iran’s automotive output suffered its sharpest year-on-year decline in 2018 since the 21st century. Local companies last year made 1.34 million cars and commercial vehicles -- a 40% YoY decline,...
  • Smart Monitoring System for Intercity Cabs
    To help reduce road mishaps and fatality rates, Traffic Police is to install a smart monitoring system called ‘Sepahtan’ on intercity taxis in the current fiscal year (started March 21). Sepahtan...
  • Not the Best Money Can Buy
    The cheapest to the costliest vehicle in Iran’s chaotic auto market have two key features few if any can miss: high price and low quality.  
  • Classic Car Rallies in Tehran and Alborz
    A daylong rally of vintage cars was held in Tehran and Alborz provinces on Sunday by the Touring and Automobile Club of Iran.  
  • SAIPA to Sell Brilliance H330 in Syria
    Iranian car company SAIPA and its Syrian partner SIVECO are to produce the Chinese-derived sedan Brilliance H330 in Damascus, Aleppo, Lattakia, Homs and Hama.  
  • Classic Cars on Show in Shiraz
    A vintage car show will be held at Pars Stadium in the southern city of Shiraz, Fars Province, on Friday and more than 200 vintage cars from across the country will be on display.   
  • 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...

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