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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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  • Iran: $60m Deal for Auto Localization
    Major Iranian automotive companies and 32 parts makers from the private sector signed a $60 million deal on Saturday to curb the auto industry’s reliance on foreign suppliers. During an event held...
  • Hefty Gov’t Automotive Loan Embroiled in Technicalities
    The €844 million loan earmarked for local auto parts makers is yet to materialize, due to disagreements between automakers and state players, a deputy industries minister says. In February, the...
  • US Sanctions Slash PSA’s MENA Sales
    PSA Group’s sales in the Middle East and North Africa plunged 68.4% in the first half of 2019, punished by the automaker’s forced withdrawal from Iran under the threat of US sanctions. According...
  • Iranian Car Production Resumes in Syria
    Syrian Labor Minister Rima Qadiri said the production of Iranian vehicles has resumed in Syria. Speaking to reporters during a visit to Tehran, Qadiri said the sedan Samand designed by Iran Khodro...
  • 13,000 Aging Passenger Vans Need Upgrades
    Currently 13,000 passenger vans are operating in Iran’s public transportation fleet, all of which are dilapidated and in dire need of upgrades, the head of Iran Taxi Union said.  
  • Demand for Cars Surpass Supply in Strides in Iran
    Demand for vehicles in the past four months has increased sixfold than the projected annual output of local car companies for the fiscal 2019-20, Iran’s industries minister says. “Since the...
  • SAIPA Unable to Deliver Renault, Brilliance Cars
    Iranian automaker SAIPA has registered pre-orders for 350,000 vehicles, of which about 50,000 units—mainly Renault and Brilliance cars—cannot be delivered even in the best-case scenario, an Iranian...
  • Industries Ministry Warn Carmakers Against Hoarding
    As accusations against Iranian carmakers pile over the alleged hoarding of vehicles, the Industries Ministry has cautioned major auto firms to avoid shady practices and fall in line.  
  • Cheap CNG Loans for All
    The Iranian government is rolling out a nationwide scheme to convert their fossil fuel-powered vehicles to CNG hybrids by providing all car owners with cheap loans.  Motivating people to switch to...
  • 55% Nationwide Hike in Technical Inspection Tariffs
    Technical inspection tariffs have been increased nationwide by 55% in the current Iranian year (started March 21) after three years of remaining unchanged, Tehran’s Vehicle Technical Inspection...
  • Banning Online Vehicle Price Listing Backfires: Interview
    With online platforms being barred from listing vehicle prices and extensive disruptions in the supply chain, the Iranian car market slid further into a murky state of disorder. It has been a...
  • Gov’t Reiterates Plan to Privatize IKCO, SAIPA
    The Iranian government plans to sell off its share in the two major automotive companies: Iran Khodro (IKCO) and SAIPA.  
  • 7,500 Imported Cars to Hit Iranian Roads
    A two-year tussle between Iranian auto importers and government officials is coming to a close, with 7,500 imported vehicles receiving permits to hit the domestic roads. Secretary of Iran Auto...
  • Iranian Automaker to Help Renovate Iran's Bus Fleet
    Iran Khodro Diesel, a subsidiary of the country's major carmaker Iran Khodro, is planning to renovate the country’s aging bus fleet.  
  • New Traffic Scheme for Tehran
    A new scheme for curbing traffic and air pollution in the central parts of Tehran has been planned, the director of Tehran Municipality’s Transport and Traffic Organization says. Mohsen...
  • Iran Auto Production Slides
    Since June 2018, Iran’s auto production has been plummeting.  Data released by the Industries Ministry show that the decline has continued in the second month of the current fiscal year (ended May...
  • Iran Government Removes Ban on Auto Presales
    While complaints against local automotive companies over delayed deliveries have piled up at the judiciary, the government has given the green light to these firms to launch new presales, albeit...
  • Subsidized Tires for Iranian Truckers
    The online sale of tires for heavy-duty vehicles at factory prices was launched in Qazvin Province since June 2.  As per a scheme introduced by the Industries Ministry and implemented with the...
  • Car Prices and Twisted Narratives
    It has been a month since Iranian e-commerce websites were barred from listing car prices. And now a section of local news outlets are reporting a “noticeable decline” in demand and prices, a claim...
  • Iran’s Defense Ministry Extends Helping Hand to Carmakers
    Iran’s Defense Ministry is set to share its technological capabilities with local car companies Iran Khodro (IKCO) and SAIPA to curb the industry’s reliance on foreign auto parts suppliers....
  • Iran is set to introduce air taxi services before the current fiscal year ends in March 2020, a deputy roads minister says.  
  • Iranian Parliament Mulls Capital Gains Tax to Control Surging Automotive Prices
    Iranian lawmakers are studying a draft bill on the introduction of a capital gains tax to control the auto market that has experienced a sharp price hike in tandem with the upward forex rate...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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