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Iran December 2014: Saipa Tiba inside Top 5

Saipa Tiba Iran December 2014. Picture courtesy of iranjib.irSaipa Tiba

* See the Top 7 most produced models by clicking on the title *

Only local Iranian production figures is available as sales data of both local and imported models does not get published for Iran. However for now this is a pretty accurate picture of what cars are the most popular in the country as imports are relatively limited, however this situation may change as economic sanctions against Iran relax. December 2014 is roughly equivalent to Azar, the 9th month of the year 1393 in the Persian calendar, and total production is back up a very satisfying 36% year-on-year over the month to 89,514 units. The Saipa Pride leads the way as usual but with just above 22,000 units produced this month it is in fact overtaken by the Peugeot 405: adding up the namesake model and the Pars, a slightly more premium variant, we come to 26,214 units. The culprit: the Saipa Pride which continues its slow but steady progression at #5 with 8,335 units thanks to the recent addition of a hatchback variant. Notice the Peugeot 206 up to #4 above 10,000 units and the Iran Khodro Samand down to #6.

Previous month: Iran November 2014: Iran Khodro Dena finally lands?

One year ago: Iran December 2013: Peugeot 206 back in Top 5, IKCO Dena lands

Full Azar 1393 / December 2014 Top 7 models Ranking Table below.

Iran Azar 1393 – locally produced models:

PosModelAzar-939m 1393/92FY92
1Saipa Pride22,094184,4966%1
2Peugeot Pars15,263108,76036%2
3Peugeot 40510,95183,57462%3
4Peugeot 20610,15474,906165%6
5Saipa Tiba8,33563,961106%5
6Iran Khodro Samand8,23572,78048%4
7Iran Khodro Runnan/a21,240-10%7

Sources: www.novinic.com, www.shafaf.ir, www.isna.ir, many thanks to O_D for the tips.

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