EghtesadOnline: Following weeks of upheaval in Iran’s auto market when prices hiked hourly, the judiciary-affiliated General Inspection Organization of Iran has started an investigation into the sector.
EghtesadOnline: Despite the new US sanctions and economic challenges Iran is facing, Chinese carmaker Chery, is not only sustaining ties with the country but has also launched a new model in the fledgling auto market.
EghtesadOnline: Iran Consumer and Producer Protection Organization (CPPO) and local automotive companies have reached an agreement to jack up factory prices between 50-130%.
EghtesadOnline: In light of recent developments in the forex market coupled with mounting pressure by carmakers, the authority in charge of regulating the auto market in a rare move has announced that it is poised to sanction another round of price increases.
EghtesadOnline: US pressure on Iran’s key auto industry coupled with domestic faulty policies have pushed up car prices once again, only a few days after the introduction of the government’s new forex policy which saw the market take a break from its months-long bullish run.
EghtesadOnline: Iranian parliament members in step with the government are moving ahead with a proposed plan to relax state sway on the country's auto market, a move aimed at removing the car price caps that are currently in place for mid-range vehicles.
EghtesadOnline: Following the spikes in car prices and a lingering stagnation in the auto market, Deputy Industries Minister Mansour Moazemi is optimistic that the new state forex policy will help alleviate shared concerns of customers and producers over the troubled sector and lead to a drop in prices.
EghtesadOnline: Despite a prolonged stagnation in Iran's auto market due to skyrocketing prices which have bewildered buyers and put the brakes on auto deals, local parts makers have signaled another wave of price jumps.