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In Mehr 1391, roughly equivalent to October 2012 in the Persian calendar, 61,336 new cars were produced in Iran, a 55% year-on-year drop, a slight improvement on the -66% experienced last month. Year-to-date after 7 months in the Persian year 1391, only 457,758 vehicles have been produced, a 44% drop on the same period last year. This month Peugeot’s production of the 206 has stopped: only 3 units came out of the Iranian production line. The Peugeot 405 is down 63% but the Pars is down ‘just’ 45% compared to -83% last month. Now that the Peugeot-General Motors alliance seems to be on the rocks, Peugeot could well reboot its production in Iran. Answer in the next few months…
Still in the lead by far, the Saipa Pride is down ‘just’ 53% this month at 27,452 units produced, compared to -67% in September. For the first time since last April, the Iran Khodro Samand is back up to 2nd place with 8,532 units, down 31%. The Peugeot 405 is down to #3, followed by the Renault Tondar 90 (aka Dacia Logan) at 6,880 units, down only 18%. The Saipa Tiba is down one spot on September to #6 but up 81% to 2,560 units, its strongest monthly production figure since last January.
The Iran Khodro Runna continues to steadily increase its production rate month after month: it is now up 60% on September to a record 765 units, meaning it ranks #9 in the most produced models in Iran’s list. The other successful model this month is the Great Wall Voleex C30, up 123% on last month to #10 and 209 units, its strongest ever monthly production figure in Iran and its first time in the Iranian Top 10!
Previous month: Iran September 2012: Renault winner in market down 66%
One year ago: Iran October 2011: Peugeot 405 and Pars in good shape
Full October 2012 Top 15 Ranking Table below.