Iran has officially banned the import of all Chevrolet cars.

The ban comes a week after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticised imports of U.S. autos and asked the government to support domestic production.

According to new sources in Iran, a shipment of 200 Chevrolet vehicles that was scheduled to be brought into the country has been cancelled due to these new import regulations. The shipment was worth around $7 million USD and was set to come from South Korea according to sources.

Supercars in Iran
Supercars in Iran

While a few Chevrolet models had been cleared for import following the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal, all Chevy models have now been banned.

Khamenei criticized the rich young people of his country for driving these American cars. He went on to suggest that driving these cars was the result of bad education. As of now, only a handful of foreign carmakers are cleared to import cars to Iran. Some of those include Hyundai, BMW and Porsche.

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  1. hi, im always chek your website, 3 years ago gtspirit was filter by iran goverment and me and two of my friends requesting to unfilter gtspirit and now your website in iran is open for everyone. please edit your text in this news. khamenei is a good person and never Interference in this things.this imported was band because of profits of some special people that imported other cars from korea with high price and if chevy importing to iran that korean cars never been sold and that special peapol have big damage from this importing.in iran we tell this peapol “agha zade ha” . please make people aware of the truth.

    thank you.

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