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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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  • 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...
  • Iran Car Industry in Reverse
    Local carmakers in Iran that long have earned the fury of an increasing number of people, respected environmental activists and prominent economists for their extended mismanagement and dubious...
  • Tehran Taxi Fleet Monitoring Improves
    Tehran Taxi Organization (TTO) has introduced a project that incorporates radio frequency identification (RFID) network to better monitor the work of cabbies.  RFID technology which uses...
  • CEO Revolving Door Doing Well at SAIPA
    When it comes to higher-ups and top jobs SAIPA’s revolving door keeps on turning at unusual speed. On Sunday, Mohammad Reza Soroush was removed from his post as CEO barely after four months in the...
  • Electric Motorcycle Made in Gilan
    An electric motorcycle has been produced locally by the Khodadadi Technical Institute in Bander Anzali in Gilan Province. 
  • Traffic Safety in University Curriculum
    As per a project introduced by the Ministry of Health and Traffic Police, ‘traffic safety’ is to be added to the academic curriculum in universities. 
  • Tehran Municipality’s Fight Against Clunkers
    Production of the likes of Paykan and Peugeot RD ended years ago but many of these old cars still ply the capital and spew poison in the air, says the Tehran Vehicle Technical Inspection Bureau....
  • 50% of Taxis Should Be in the Junkyard
    There are 150,000 dilapidated taxis in the country terribly contributing to the worsening air pollution. The figure comprises nearly half the total 360,000 vehicles in the taxi fleet, the head of...
  • Anti-Smog Fight Continues
    As part of Tehran Municipality’s unending fight against dirty air, over the past seven weeks half a million smog inducing vehicles have been fined for infringing traffic regulations. Based on data...
  • Tire Companies Want Tax Break
    Over the past several months the tire industry's profit margin has shrunk significantly thanks to the rising prices and shortages of raw materials amid hard economic times.  Given the litany of...
  • Car Buyers in Iran Get a Raw Deal
    Due to the new US sanctions and the economic headwinds, production of poor quality and outdated (but apparently affordable) vehicles like SAIPA’s Pride cannot be banned, head of Iran Standard and...
  • Iran Khodro Price Appetite Grows, Again
    Local automotive company Iran Khodro has once increased prices of several models by 30%, including the locally designed Samand, Runna, Peugeot models 405 and 206. According to new factory price...
  • Gov’t Support for Knowledge-Based Firms, Startups in Automotive Sector
    Knowledge-based companies and startups active in the automotive sector will get a boost following an agreement signed between the Vice Presidential Office for Science and Technology, and local...
  • Tehran Auto Show Opens
    Tehran Auto Show 2019 opened its doors to journalists for a preview on Monday. The public can visit the Jan. 8-11 event being held in Shahr Aftab (Sun City) Exhibition Center in south Tehran.
  • Subway to Link 1 More South Tehran District
    Tehran Metro will be extended to Eslamshahr, a working district in the southwest, to help residents commute easier and reduce the traffic congestion. Construction will commence next week. The...
  • Iran 9-Month Auto Production Report
    During the nine months to Dec. 21, 2018 Iran’s auto production plunged to 763,519 cars and commercial vehicles -- a 31% year-on-year drop. According to Ministry of Industries data, during the nine...
  • Next Tax Structure Eyes Car Owners: Iran Budget 2019-20
    In the coming fiscal that begins in March, the government expects to generate 99 trillion rials ($926 million) from taxes and duties on car production and imports along with auto-related services...
  • First Iran-Made Citroen C3s Delivered in Tehran
    The joint venture company between France’s Citroen and Iran’s SAIPA delivered the first Citroen C3s made in the central city of Kashan to customers earlier this week in Tehran. Ali Momeni, sales...
  • Car Prices Almost Double: SAIPA Joins Price Race
    After carmaker Iran Khodro jacked up prices twice over the past few weeks, its archrival SAIPA apparently did not waste precious time! The second biggest carmaker raised the price of three models...
  • Iran Khodro Prices Keep Rising
    Iran Khodro on Sunday published a new price list for five models including the popular hatchback model Peugeot 207i and the locally-designed Dena+, jacking up prices by a hefty 50% for four models...
  • SAIPA-Citroen Prepared to Offer After-Sales Services
    SAIPA-Citroen, a joint venture between Iran’s SAIPA and France’s Citroen says that it has enough spare parts to provide customers with adequate after-sales services.
  • 1.4m Auto Technical Inspections in 9 Months in Iran
    In nine months since the beginning of the current fiscal in March an estimated 1.4 million vehicles approached the technical inspection centers in Tehran. Following the Air Pollution Reduction (...
  • East Azarbaijan Public Transport Decrepit
    On average, vehicles used for public transportation in the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan are over two decades old and do not meet safety standards, head of the local Public...

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