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November 2012 roughly corresponds to Aban 1391 in the Persian calendar, and during that period just 60,470 new cars were produced in Iran, a steep 56% year-on-year drop, but an improvement on the -66% experienced 2 months ago. Year-to-date after 8 months in the Persian year 1391, only 518,228 vehicles have been produced, a 46% fall on the same period last year. It doesn’t look like Peugeot is thinking about rebooting its Iranian production now that the Peugeot-General Motors alliance seems to be on the rocks, with the 206’s production stuck at 8 units. However the Peugeot Pars is down just 38% to climb one spot to #4 and pass the 405 (-76%) as Peugeot’s most produced model in the country.
The Sapia Pride still leads the way but is down 61% to 22,707 units while Renault comes out winning again: the Tondar 90 (aka Dacia Logan) reaches a record 2nd place thanks to 8,369 units, down 10% year-on-year, and the Renault Megane is down just 5% at #9. Notice also the Saipa Tiba down 19% to 2,741 units at #6, the Iran Khodro Runna continuing its production ramp up at +136% on October to a record 1,802 units and the Lifan 620 reappearing in the ranking at a brilliant 8th place with 1,084 units, up 82% year-on-year.
One year ago: Iran November 2011: Peugeot 405 now #2 year-to-date
Full November 2012 Top 15 Ranking Table below.