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Renault’s Iran Sales up 49%

By John Lee. France’s Renault has reported that its vehicle sales in Iran rose 49.3 percent in 2017. With sales of 162,079 units for the year, the company claims a market share of 10.8 percent (up 2.4 percentage points), on the back of the success of the Tondar and Sandero models. The figures include sales […]

Renault Will Not Leave Iran in Face of More US Sanctions

Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, said the French carmaker would not “leave Iran” even if Washington re-imposed new sanctions against Tehran. “Obviously if it becomes impossible to deal with Iran we will put a plan together for the suspension of our business there, but that’s not at all to say that […]

Renault Extends Deal with Arya Diesel Motors

Renault Trucks is furthering its corporation with the Iranian importer Arya Diesel Motors. The parties signed two agreements in Lyon: an import agreement covering vehicules from the T, C and K ranges and an industrial cooperation agreement for the assembly of T range vehicles. On 21 December 2016 in Lyon, Bruno Blin, President of Renault […]

Police deny License Plates for U.S.-made Cars

By John Lee. Iranian police have reportedly stopped issuing number plates for cars made in the United States. Police spokesman Saeed Montazerolmahdi is quoted as saying: “All American-made and U.S.-brand vehicles, including Honda and Toyota, are banned from receiving number plate services by the police. “The General Board of Police made this decision in July […]

How Iran’s Auto Industry became a Political Football

By Alireza Ramezani, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iranian hard-liners have launched a new attack on the administration of President Hassan Rouhani, this time focusing on the country’s automotive industry. At an Oct. 25 parliamentary hearing, the Industries and Mines Committee grilled […]

German Carmakers Resume Cooperation with Iran

Iranian Minister of Industry, Mines, and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh has said major German automakers intend to resume their activities and investments in Iran. Speaking to reporters after his meeting with German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel in Berlin on Monday, Nematzadeh pointed to the presence of German carmakers in Iran, saying that the two countries […]

Russia’s Avtovaz Eyes Boosting Exports to Iran

A senior official with Russia’s biggest carmaker Avtovaz said Iran could be a promising export market for the company in 2016 following the termination of anti-Tehran sanctions. “Around 50,000 (cars are planned) to be exported. Of course, it will depend on many factors but we realize that amid current environment, amid falling domestic market we […]

Will French Carmakers rev up Iran’s Auto Industry?

By Alireza Ramezani, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. In his first trip abroad following the Jan. 16 implementation day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani toured Italy and France, where he signed major deals with Airbus SAS […]

Suzuki Eager to Return to Iran

By John Lee. The President of Japan’s Suzuki Motor Corporation said on Thursday that it is considering re-entering the Iranian market: Toshihiro Suzuki told reporters: “We signed a licensing deal with Iran Khodro Industrial Group for local production in 2005. With the recent easing of sanctions, we’d like to consider restarting our business there.” Under […]

Thailand to Assemble Toyotas for Iran

Toyota has announced that it will begin shipping cars to Iran from its assembly facilities in Thailand. Local press reports say that the Japanese auto maker will begin exporting fully-built vehicles to Iran in the coming weeks. It has not been announced which vehicles will be shipped from Thailand. (Source: Financial Tribune)