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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

  • ½ Million Dilapidated Trucks in Iran
    An estimated half million dilapidated trucks are plying the roads spewing poison into the air, head of the Transportation Commission of Iran Chamber of Commerce says. Addressing a meeting on...
  • Car Prices Double!
    Iran Consumer and Producer Protection Organization (CPPO) and local automotive companies have reached an agreement to jack up factory prices between 50-130%. After a long fracas, the CPPO and...
  • Concern Over High Road Fatalities in Iran
    Poor roads, substandard automobiles plus reckless driving are pushing up road fatalities, says a Traffic Police deputy chief. Ayoub Soleimani pointed to the rising rate of road fatalities and...
  • Iran Increasing Surveillance Cameras on Intercity Roads
    As part of a project of the Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization (RMTO), intercity roads will be equipped with 4,000 new surveillance cameras. The project, which is financed by the...
  • 70% of Iran-Made Cars Not Safe to Ride: Traffic Police Chief
    Hardly 30% of the cars made in the country can be placed in the acceptable safety category, the Traffic Police chief said in a blunt criticism of local automotive companies that are almost always...
  • Iran Auto Market Turmoil: Broken Beyond Repair
    Cautioning potential car buyers against widespread malpractices in the market, the head of the local Auto Dealers Association made a long story short: The auto market is derailed. Saeed Motemani...
  • Iran Khodro Joins the More Costly List
    Iran Khodro increased factory prices of three models at the weekend including vehicles based on Peugeot 405 and Renault Logan. The company raised the price of a face-lifted version of Peugeot 405...
  • Iranian Auto Inspection Center Reveals Startling Data
    Since the Air Pollution Reduction (APR) scheme was launched in the capital late last month, an estimated 300,000 vehicles have approached the special car technical inspection centers. What is...
  • Iran Roads Get Poor Marks From WHO
    A new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the number of road traffic mortalities in 2016 ranks Iran as the 38th country with the world's most deadly roads.  The report which was...
  • Iranian Tire Companies Eligible for Subsidized Natural Rubber Import
    After the government elevated the status of tire companies' raw material imports to 'high priority', the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration released a statement saying that the firms...
  • $1.7b Fund to Help Expand Transport Network in Iran
    The government is mulling a national transportation development fund with an initial investment of 200 trillion rials ($1.75 billion), the Roads Minister Mohammad Eslami said. During a visit to...
  • Iranian Government Throws a Lifeline to Tire Companies
    Tire companies are to be provided with subsidized foreign currency at a faster pace, with the government raising the status of their raw material imports to ‘high priority’. In a move to preserve...
  • Iranian Tire Companies Want Higher Prices
    Iran Tire Industry Association has sent a note to the Ministry of Industries and the Consumers and Producers Protection Organization demanding local manufacturers be allowed to raise prices by 30...
  • Car Imports Remain at Zero in Iran
    Informed sources say the ban on auto imports introduced in June by the government will be extended to the next  fiscal year that begins in March. President Hassan Rouhani will present next years’s...
  • Need to Rewrite Vehicle Emission Rules in Iran
    Vehicle emission rules are simply outdated and need to be rewritten, the secretary general of the High Council of Traffic says. Pouria Yazdi told ISNA that vehicle emission standards and...
  • Taken for a Ride
    Following the strange and extended delays in delivery of thousands of vehicles presold by domestic carmakers, would-be buyers and sections of the print media are openly accusing the state-...
  • Subsidized Tires for Taxis
    With tire prices skyrocketing, the Taxi Union is providing cabbies with tires at rates 40% lower than the market prices. The tires are offered to the cabbies at prices around 3 million rials ($24)...
  • Tehran’s New Fight Against Smog: Polluting Vehicles Beware
    Tehran Municipality’s long overdue plan for curbing air pollution took off at the weekend. The so-called Air Pollution Reduction (APR) plan bans dilapidated vehicles from the sprawling capital to...
  • Mitsubishi Sacks Carlos Ghosn as Chairman
    Carlos Ghosn's downfall from the top of the auto industry is almost complete after Mitsubishi Motors removed him as chairman. The Japanese carmaker's board voted on Monday to oust the industry...
  • Air Pollution Deadlier Than Smoking or War
    US researchers have said that air pollution, primarily caused by burning fossil fuels, is the world's top killer. The findings were published in the University of Chicago's Air Quality Life Index...
  • Autumn Heralds Pollution Season in Tehran
    With winter approaching, a blanket of smog is enveloping Tehran. As the mountains in the north gradually vanish in the autumn haze, residents and environmentalists are once again calling for action...
  • Import of Secondhand Buses Proposed by Tehran Bus Company
    Head of Tehran Bus Company said import of secondhand buses should be considered as an option for renovating the dilapidated transportation fleet of the capital. Peiman Sanandaji told a local news...
  • Tehran Air Pollution Reduction Plan Set for Weekend Launch: Better Late Than Never
    Despite extended delays, a plan introduced by Tehran Municipality to help curb air pollution will take effect on November 24. The plan bans dilapidated vehicles from the sprawling capital to...
  • Iran Carmakers Expanding Operations in Syria, Azerbaijan
    Iran Khodro and SAIPA are planning to expand their overseas operations. SAIPA is poised to increase production in Syria and IKCO has started manufacturing its Samand model in neighboring Azerbaijan...
  • Renault-Nissan Boss Arrested for Financial Violations
    Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn has been arrested over suspected financial violations, the NHK reported, and the carmaker said it will seek a removal of the industry icon as its chairman...

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