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New US Sanctions Could Help Peugeot in Iran

New US Sanctions Could Help Peugeot Extend Its Lead in Iran’s Car Market A senior official with the giant French automotive Peugeot Citroen said recent new US sanctions against Tehran could play to the vehicle manufacturer’s advantage. “This is our opportunity to accelerate,” Peugeot Africa and Middle East chief Jean-Christophe Quemard said at a recent […]

S. Korean Envoy Sees Bright Future for Iran’s Auto Industry

South Korea’s ambassador to Tehran dismissed the notion that Iran is just a suitable market for selling cars and auto parts, predicting a bright future for the Iranian automobile industry’s presence in global markets. Iran is not just a place for the sale of vehicles and automobile components, and will become a “serious rival” for […]

Iran to Finalize Deal with Renault in Weeks

The Iranian Minister of Trade and Industry Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh said a much-awaited contract with French automaker Renault is going to be signed by March 20. The deal with Renault is in the final stages, Nematzadeh told  the Tasnim News Agency on Monday. “They (Renault officials) have promised that it (the deal) would be signed […]

Belgian Gearbox Factory Opens in Iran

By John Lee. The Financial Tribune reports that the Belgian firm Punch Powertrain has opened a factory to make continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) in Zanjan, northwestern Iran. The company will have an 80-percent ownership of the plant, with Iran’s Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) taking 20 percent. 160,000 automatic gearboxes will be manufactured in the […]

Iran Khodro signs three Contracts with Mercedes-Benz

featuredThe CEO of Iran Khodro (IKCO) has announced that his company has recently signed three contracts with the German automaker Mercedes-Benz to launch joint ventures. Speaking to reporters in Tehran, Hashem Yeke Zare said three cooperation agreements have been signed between the IKCO and Mercedes-Benz. He added that two more contracts between the two companies […]

Iran Stops Producing 11 Truck Models

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 […]

Iran Khodro Unveils New Models

By John Lee. Iran Khodro (IKCO), Iran’s largest carmaker, has announced that two new products — the Peugeot 207i and Dena Plus — will enter mass production in the second quarter of 2017. Keyvan Vaziri, IKCO Deputy CEO in New Product Development told the press that the Dena (pictured) is the first Iranian sedan with […]

Iran’s Auto Production up 39% in 9 Months

The number of four-wheeled motor vehicles manufactured in Iran during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year, which started on March 20, shows a 39.1 percent increase compared to the same period last year. From March 20 to December 20, nearly 950,000 four-wheeled vehicles of various types, including automobiles, buses and trucks, […]

Iran to Produce Cars in Algeria

The largest car manufacturer in the Middle East, Iran Khodro (IKCO), has taken the first step in establishing a production site in Algeria by launching a joint venture with the African country called IKCO-ALGERIA, and dispatching the required equipment for setting up a production line there. In a meeting with the CEO of Algerian industrial […]

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 […]