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Briefing: Iran's auto industry (2)

31 Mar 2016 | Calum MacRae

Through a review of seven years of Iranian light vehicle production data, just-auto provides an understanding of the automotive industry’s c...


What potential does Iran hold for the global automotive industry?

24 Mar 2016 | Calum MacRae

Through a review of seven years of Iranian light vehicle production data, just-auto provides an understanding of the automotive industry’s c...


COMMENT - Iran on sanctions end brink as suppliers prepare

15 Jan 2016 | Simon Warburton

As I write this, the world could be just hours away from witnessing the end to one of its most extraordinary and long-running geopolitical s...


COMMENT: Iran coiled spring bursting to unwind

17 Jul 2015 | Simon Warburton

It's been glacially slow in evolving, but could one of the longest-running sanctions sagas in modern times be about to draw to a close?...


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INTERVIEW: FIEV vice president Arnaud de David- Beauregard discusses Iran

16 Dec 2013 | Simon Warburton

Tehran recently hosted the Iran Auto Industry International Conference, featuring 170 delegates from 20 countries, an event of significant importance as the chances of relations warming with the West look ever greater.

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GAZ/Haka sign deal to launch CVs in Saudi Arabia

10 Oct 2017 | Richard Jackson

GAZ Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Haka Group, a large industrial corporation of Saudi Arabia. The deed was signed in the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade.


Iran automakers' fiscal H1 sales up 10%

9 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Automakers in Iran booked a 10% year on year increase in sales in the first six months of the current fiscal year which started in March.


Iranian customs hold up 15,000 new imported cars

19 Sep 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Some 15,000 cars are held up at customs in Iran for regulatory reasons, according to a local media report.


Iranian car output up 22% in five months

19 Sep 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Fresh data on Iranian car production showed a 21.8% growth during the first five months of the current fiscal year that started in March, a local report said.


Škoda Auto DigiLab and Champion Motors ink Israel JV

25 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

Škoda Auto DigiLab and Champion Motors, the Israeli importer of the Czech brand, have inked an MoU for Tel Aviv’s digital start-up environment.


Ford invests US$52m in extra Turkey capacity

23 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

Ford is to plough US$52m into increased production capacity for Transit, Transit Custom and Tourneo Custom models in Turkey to satisfy growing customer demand in Europe.


GAZ launches van production in Turkey

18 Aug 2017 | Graeme Roberts

GAZ Group has started assembly of Gazelle Next cargo van and combi van models in Turkey.


BYD wins first pure electric bus order in Israel

14 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

BYD has secured its first major pure electric bus order in Israel for a a fleet of 17 single-deck 12m vehicles to serve the northern port city of Haifa, the country's third largest city.


Turkish vehicle exports surge in July

10 Aug 2017 | Dave Leggett

The Turkish automotive industry provided around one fifth of all exports for the Turkish economy in July, figures issued by the Uludag Automotive Industry Exporters Association (OIB) show.


Renault signs Iran JV to rapidly increase production

7 Aug 2017 | Simon Warburton

Groupe Renault has inked a joint venture agreement with Iranian partners, Industrial Development & Renovation Organisation (IDRO) and Parto Negin Naseh to produce 150,000 vehicles per year in the country.



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