Cars are to become an important economic factor in Iran once again. The objectives of the coming years sound ambitious: by 2025/26 (the Iranian year covers the 12 months from March to March), it is expected that approximately 3 million internationally competitive vehicles will be built in Iran, a third of them for export. Initial talks with European and Asian manufacturers for a range of cooperation models have been underway since the market opened up to foreign manufacturers in November 2013. Since sanctions were relaxed in January 2016, developments have been gathering pace. At the Tehran Auto Show, to be held from November 27 till December 1, 2017, vehicle manufacturers from all over the world will be presenting their products for Iran and the entire Middle East.
This will be the second Tehran Auto Show, following the inaugural international industry event in February 2017. It covers around 50,000 m² of exhibition space at the "Shahr-e-Aftab" exhibition centre, which opened for business in 2016. Around 100,000 visitors are expected. The Tehran Auto Show is the only international trade show for vehicle manufacturers in Iran.