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Iran February 2012: Peugeot Pars gets a kick up

Peugeot Pars

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In the Persian calendar, February 2012 is roughly equivalent to Bahman 1390, the 11th month of the Persian year (21 January to 20 February 2012). 99,498 passenger cars were produced this month in Iran, down 12% year-on-year after a 10% drop last month. And for once, there is a lot of change atop the ranking: only the Saipa Pride holds on its traditional pole position even though it loses 21% year-on-year at 42,157 units. This is to be compared with the 47,273 Ford F-Series sold in the USA during the same period.

Taking advantage of a weak month for the Peugeot 206, down 26% to #4 at 10,507 units, the Peugeot 405 reclaims the 2nd spot it holds in the 1390 year-to-date ranking with 13,905 units produced, up 9% year-on-year. Similarly, in spite of a 9% drop year-on-year, the Iran Khodro Samand is up to third place for the first time since last July at 10,820 units.

Enjoying a bit of a revival in spite of its 13 years of age, the Peugeot Pars is up one spot on last month to #5 and no less than 40% year-on-year to 8,247 units, turning its year-to-date total into positive at +4% and 82,626 units. The Renault Tondar 90 continues its impressive run, up 47% year-on-year at 7,666 units but down to #6. Disappointing month for the Saipa Tiba, down 47% on January  to 1,878 units while the Peugeot 207i is back in production after two months off with 710 units (#10).

Previous month: Iran January 2012: Peugeot 206 and Tondar 90 progress

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