* See the Top 18 most produced models by clicking on the title! *
In the Persian calendar used in Iran, February 2013 roughly corresponds to Bahman, the 11th month of the year 1391. Over that period only 63,039 new vehicles were produced in the country, a 37% year-on-year drop, to be compared to -45% last month and -53% the month before so the situation is slowly but surely getting better for the Iranian new car market. Year-to-date with only one month to go in the year 1391, the total production is 707,120 units, down 45% on 1390. However the traditional leader the Saipa Pride is suffering more than most, with its production down 60% year-on-year to just 16,989 units, by far its lowest monthly figure since I have started tracking monthly data for Iran almost 2 years ago.
The Pride’s issues are in part due to one of the 3 Saipa factories apparently stopping all production this month, which also had the effect of bringing the Saipa Tiba to a standstill with absolutely no unite produced in Bahman… Reversely the Iran Khodro Samand is in great shape, up 8% year-on-year to 11,670 units, its highest monthly figure in almost a year, while the Peugeot Pars is doing even better at +14% in third place with 9,405 units. The Iran Khodro Runna celebrates its 10th consecutive record month at #6 with 3,269 units and the Lifan 620 jumps into the Top 10 at 1,084 units, up 76% year-on-year.
Previous month: Iran January 2013: Iran Khodro Samand resists
One year ago: Iran February 2012: Peugeot Pars gets a kick up
Full February 2013/Bahman 1391 Top 18 Ranking Table below. Iran Bahman 1391:
|Pos||Model||Bah 91||/90||Dey||11m 1391||/90||Pos|
|2||Iran Khodro Samand||11,670||8%||2||99,804||-21%||2|
|5||Renault Tondar 90||6,017||-22%||5||71,098||-14%||4|
|6||Iran Khodro Runna||3,269||new||7||12,148||new||10|
|14||Great Wall Voleex C30||224||n/a||18||1,129||n/a||18|
|18||Suzuki Grand Vitara||73||-69%||17||2,017||-50%||15|