During the Iranian calendar month to 21st December, the production of 11 heavy duty vehicles and pickup trucks in Iran has been stopped.
Iran Khodro Diesel (IKD), a subsidiary of Iran’s largest car manufacturer, stopped production of two heavy duty vehicles — the Mercedes-Benz tipper truck LK 2624 and Mercedes-Benz Axor K3335 — and the recently-introduced Peugeot 405-based Arisun small pickup truck, at its Tabriz factory. Following a new agreement with Daimler, the trucks are gradually being replaced by newer models.
SAIPA‘s production of Chinese-derived Foton Aumark 6-ton cargo truck has also came to a halt. The company reportedly produced 50 units of the model last year. Production of the Padra pickup truck by Zamyad, one of numerous subsidiaries of SAIPA, has also stopped.
Tabriz-based AMICO has stopped production of its 4.5-ton cargo truck M4.5, of which it produced 88 units last year.
Bahman Group has halted production of two of its models, the Mazda pickup and Shiller 6-ton truck, but it will continue to build other similar models, including the CAPRA light-pickup truck as well as several other heavy vehicles.
Production of Mammut Group‘s Scania G400 has also ended. Mammut is one of the largest truck builders in Iran and has made a name for itself by modifying heavy vehicles for different needs, particularly refrigerator trucks. The company recently signed a deal with Volkswagen to produce of cars in Iran.
The Land Rover-based Pajan pickup truck produced by Morattab Khodro has also been halted.
Diar Khodro, a small auto maker, stopped production of its Chinese-derived pickup, called the Wingle.
(Source: Financial Tribune)