• SAIPA Debuts Homegrown  Sedan at Shiraz Auto Show

    While SAIPA’s French partner Citroen has suspended its collaborations with the Iranian company, the local carmaker striving not to get marooned in the past has introduced a brand new model along with a homegrown automotive platform which can usher in a new era for SAIPA.
    In the face of the upcoming US sanctions and in line with the country’s agenda to reduce dependency on foreign products, the major Iranian carmaker SAIPA earlier this week unveiled its first locally designed vehicle during the Shiraz Auto Show, one of the major automotive events in the country.   
    The vehicle, a sedan model, is dubbed “Roham” and was first put on public display on July 18 in Shiraz at the four-day event which opened on July 17, as local carmakers and car enthusiasts gathered to showcase latest achievements.


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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    In the face of Washington’s withdrawal from the historic nuclear deal with Tehran, Citroen’s CEO Linda Jackson says while waiting for the European Union to take a clear position on US sanctions and...
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    Tesla Inc’s Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk admitted on Monday there was a braking...
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