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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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  • On-Demand Emergency Car Repair Service in Iran
    The Roadside Assistance Company has started offering an emergency GPS-based on-demand service to drivers in case of breakdowns. After contacting the firm, instead of giving their address to the...
  • Iran Disaster Management Body Enlists Aid From Cabbies
    The Taxi Union and the National Disaster Management Organization has drawn up a plan that calls on cabbies to come to the aid of state bodies in offering emergency services in case of natural...
  • Iran Private Sector Urged to Help Curb Air Pollution
    The Majlis has ratified an amendment to the Clean Air Act that calls on the private sector to contribute to measures aimed at curbing the worsening air pollution. In the past, the act only...
  • Auto Repair Costs  in Iran Not for the Fainthearted
    As if not to stay behind the unending race to jack up prices of goods and services in ways unseen in the recent history of the country, auto spare parts makers also have more than tripled their...
  • Hashemi: Tehran Metro Lines 6, 7 Need $1.8b
    Among the costly urban projects underway in the capital, the subway network, which is already seen as a white elephant, seems to have an insatiable appetite for funds. Chairman of Tehran City...
  • Private Iranian Carmaker Karmania Seemingly in Good Shape
    While semi-state owned automotive companies say they are struggling to stay afloat, CEO of the private car company Karmania seems upbeat, saying that his firm has devised a strategy to weather US...
  • Joint Iran-Azeri Car Company Eyes Russia, Georgia Markets
    Khazar Car Company, an automotive joint venture between Iran Khodro and AzerMash OJSC, is mulling exports made in Neftchala, 168 km south of Baku, to Russia and Georgia, said the Azeri deputy...
  • Stringent Measures Against Dilapidated Vehicles in Tehran
    Vehicles lacking technical inspection tests will be banned in Tehran from Oct. 23. Tehran Municipality and the Traffic Police have set up a joint task force that will monitor and fine cars, buses...
  • Startup Offers Doorstep Auto Repairs, Maintenance in Tehran, Mashhad
    A local startup is offering on-demand automotive services in Tehran and the northeastern shrine city of Mashhad. Named "Captain Kar", the company provides emergency auto repairs, maintenance...
  • Lack of Funds Impede Alborz Subway Project
    More than a decade has passed since the subway construction plan in Alborz Province, west of Tehran was announced. But no progress has been made and municipal bodies blame the delays on lack of...
  • Iran Auto Industry Hither and Thither
    Over the past few days, Iran’s beleaguered auto industry has gone through some serious ups and downs: the SAIPA boss was removed and two powerful state bodies clashed over who should have authority...
  • E-Bike Production Begins in Isfahan
    The first electric motorcycle production line in Iran opened in Isfahan on Monday. After a short test phase, Kavir Motor started mass production of the electric bikes on Oct. 15. Before the end of...
  • Cars to Cost More in Iran
    Automakers will soon receive the okay from relevant authorities to increase prices once again, a deputy minister of industries said. Bad news that translates into a simple message for the common...
  • LMO Reports Decline in Mazandaran Road Deaths
    Roads in the northern Province of Mazandaran reported 302 deaths from car accidents during the five months to August, marking a decline compared to the same period last year.  A recent report by...
  • Toyota, Line Corp. to Offer Voice-Controlled AI Navigation
    Toyota Motor and messaging app provider Line said Monday they will offer an artificial intelligence platform featuring voice commands for navigation services in Toyota cars in Japan by next summer...
  • Professional Body Shop for Repairing Volvo Cars in Tehran
    Offering quality bodywork and painting services to the owners of Volvo cars is one of the services offered by Datis Khodro’s central services center in Tehran, which is equipped with advanced and...
  • Iranian Carmakers Saddled With $1.4 Billion Debt
    Major carmakers Iran Khodro and SAIPA have seen their debt tally with parts makers, banks and financiers build up in the past few months amassing a debt of 200 trillion rials ($1.37 billion), said...
  • Tehran Gears Up for New Foray Against Polluting Cars
    With the winter fast approaching and air pollution levels peaking in Tehran, the low emission zone (LEZ) scheme introduced by the municipality is on the cusp of becoming a tad stricter in the hope...
  • Iranian MP Says Auto Import Ban Temporary
    A member of the Majlis Industries Commission says that the recently-imposed ban on car imports is not permanent and will end in the coming months.  Saeed Bastani said the introduction of the ban...
  • Smart Solutions to Tehran’s Traffic Problems
    In the sprawling capital that is home to millions and never stops expanding, regulating the traffic congestion demands modern technology. As part of efforts to move Tehran a step closer to a decent...
  • Kerman Khodro to Restart Lifan 820 Production
    Domestic carmaker Kerman Khodro will resume production of the Chinese sedan Lifan 820 in Bam, Kerman Province. The renewed presence of the Chinese car could open a new chapter in collaboration...
  • Iran Online Cabs Regulation: Who Is the Boss
    Tehran Municipality should be in charge of regulating the affairs of ride-hailing companies, the mayor says, but the head of Iran e-Commerce Union hold the view that as per law his organization has...
  • Datis Khodro's A-Class Painting Booth for Repairing Volvo Cars in Tehran
    Sponsered - The central workshop of Datis Khodro in Tehran is equipped with an isolated color booth which is highly capable of reducing contaminants during the coating process. The body and...
  • Diar Khodro Is Back With Senova X25
    After a long production lull, private carmaker Diar Khodro has reopened its factories making Senova X25 in collaboration with Chinese automotive company BAIC. Based in Golpayegan in central...
  • New Scrappage Scheme in the Making in Iran
    Having realized that closing schools on unhealthy days and restricting daily trips to the near permanently clogged streets in central Tehran to taxis and a few other exemptions cannot reduce the...

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