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Iran August 2013: Renault withdraws, Peugeot Pars up 32%

Peugeot Pars Iran August 2013Peugeot Pars production is up 32% this month in Iran.

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As is the tradition on BSCB, Iranian monthly data reflects production, not sales but it actually gives a relatively close picture of the most popular cars in the country given the high import duties. In the Persian calendar, August 2013 is roughly equivalent to the 5th month of the Persian year 1392, Mordad. While Iranian production had slowed down its freefall last month at -31%, it is back to a harsh -39% in August to just 34,969 units, with its decline further impacted by the withdrawal of Renault from the country - the Tondar 90 aka Logan is down 85% year-on-year and the Megane down 87%. Plus either Chery production stopped this month or the data wasn't communicated.

Saipa Tiba Iran August 2013Saipa Tiba production is up 40% year-on-year.

The Saipa Pride continues to be by far the most popular vehicle in the country in spite of a year-on-year 41% drop to 11,799 units. Only 3 models increase their production year-on-year: the Peugeot Pars, impressive at +32% to #2 and 5,953 units, the Saipa Tiba up 40% to #6 and 2,290 units and the Iran Khodro Runna up 728% to #7 and 2,061 units, understandable for the latter two as they are relatively recent launches.

Previous month: Iran August 2013: Saipa Pride and Peugeot Pars stay afloat

One year ago: Iran August 2012: Saipa Pride below 20,000 units, IKCO Runna #9

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  1. Kaveh
    October 28th, 2013 at 22:00 | #1

    Peugeot lost the market to the Chinese brand in IRAN but this gave the Renault a good opportunity to make his position stronger, in the next years Renault will gain more from his faithful relations with Iranian partners.

  2. Jp
    September 23rd, 2013 at 23:31 | #2

    Hey guys,

    Can someone explains why Peogeot is still up in the country even though GM partnership clearly dictated them to get out of the country more than a year ago now?

    Thanks for the report as usual ;)

    • matgasnier
      September 24th, 2013 at 14:53 | #3

      Hello Jp,
      That is an excellent question indeed that only Peugeot can answer ;-)

  3. AndyT
    September 23rd, 2013 at 02:59 | #4

    In terms of sales and not morals and rights and wrongs, it seems Iran offers/offered a much needed large market for Peugeot and Renault.
    They most certainly should not have put themselves in a position where they are obliged to leave this market.

  4. Roman
    September 22nd, 2013 at 21:19 | #5

    It’s a shame Peugeot is losing so many sells because of GM partnership…

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