Iran June 2013: Peugeot Pars up 6% in market down 36%
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As always the Iranian monthly models ranking reflects production (not sales) but is a pretty accurate representation of the most popular cars in the country as high import duties limit sales of other vehicles. In the Persian calendar, June 2013 roughly corresponds to the third month of the Persian year 1392, Khordad. New car production continues its freefall in Iran, at 47,146 units, it is down 36% on Khordad 1391 which was already down 47% compared to the year before… Year-to-date after 3 months, production is down a horrendous 52% year-on-year to 105,781 units.
The Saipa Pride is back above 20,000 monthly units for the first time so far in 1392 to 20,834, however down 18% on last year. In second place we find the only model in the Top 5 to to enjoy a year-on-year: the Peugeot Pars, basically a 1987 Peugeot 405, is up 9% to 6,336 units and is now also #2 year-to-date at 11,709 units. The Iran Khodro Samand is back up 5 spots on last month to round up the podium at 3,279 units, down 68% year-on-year, and is followed by the Peugeot 405 (-74%) and Renault Tondar 90 (aka Dacia Logan at -55%).
Because at the same time last year they were either still kick-starting their production or had it interrupted, both the Saipa Tiba at #6 and 2,829 units (+131%) and the Iran Khodro Runna at #7 and 1,987 (+3386%) post impressive year-on-year growths, however they remain far from their best monthly volumes. Notice also the Chery MVM315 (aka Fulwin 2) at +434% year-on-year, however the Khordad 1392 production figure is estimated and will be confirmed next month.
Previous month: Iran May 2013: Saipa Tiba up to best-ever 5th place
One year ago: Iran June 2012: Great Wall Voleex C30 makes its first appearance
Full June 2013/Khordad 1392 Top 15 Production Ranking Table below.