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Ministers Offer Iran Site for new Car Plant

By John Lee. The Deputy Managing Director of of Iranian vehicle maker Iran Khodro (IKCO) has said the company has chosen Iraq as a target market for its car exports, and opened a new showroom in Baghdad last week as a first step. Meqdad Mahmudi told Iran’s IRNA news agency that both the Iraqi Oil […]

IKCO to Double Vehicle Output

By John Lee. Iran Khodro (IKCO) has reportedly announced its intention to increase production at its Iraq plant from 50 cars a day to 100. The plant, in the central Iraqi city of Iskandariya, is IKCO’s largest car plant outside Iran. According to a report from Just Auto, a drop in transportation fees and a […]

Iranian Carmaker to Build Factory in Iraq

Iranian carmaker Saipa is to build a car assembly plant in Iraq. The factory will have capacity to output as many as 120,000 cars per year if operated around the clock. Iran has developed its domestic car industry for five decades and produced 1.6 million vehicles last year, about half of them made by Iran […]

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Growing Iraqi Car Market has “Huge Potential”

Bloomberg reports that Iraq is attracting the attention of global automakers including General Motors, Ford and Volkswagen. Western cars were shut out of the Iraqi market by sanctions during the Saddam Hussein era, and even today there are many old VW Passats that were shipped to Iraq from Brazil between 1983 and 1990 in exchange […]

Hyundai Signs $36m Contract for Iraqi Car Plant

The ‘Iraqi Automobile Industry Company’ [State Company for Automotive Industry] has reportedly signed a contract with the South Korean company Hyundai to manufacture and assemble Hyundai cars. The contract, worth with 44 billion Iraqi dinars [$36 million], involves the production of 2000 saloon cars annually. The manufacturing line is to be completed within three years. […]